Celebrating 84 Years of Skiing and Life Long Friendships

Tuesday, November 21, 2023


In This Issue

Hill Opening Delay

Policy Response from the Board

Deadline is November 30th to Order Logo Wear

Update on Proposed Storage Building

Newsletter Volunteer Needed


1.  Opening day for skiing postponed

For those thinking of skiing over the holiday, mother nature has not heard your call. As of this newsletter December 2 is opening day. Keep watch on Caberfae Peaks website.


2.  Important policy information

As reported in the previous newsletter, the CSC Board is considering whether to allow persons under the age of 18 in the upstairs lounge. Members have approached the Board on this topic, citing a need for more space, particularly during crowded weekend hours, and expressing frustration that families with children are not able to use the full Club facility. The Board supported a motion at its October meeting to allow persons under the age of 18 in the upstairs lounge. In response, members have spoken out in opposition to the policy change. We recognize that there are perspectives on both sides of this issue, and don't want to do anything which is at odds with the membership. We appreciate the response we've received thus far, want to give members more opportunity to provide input, and ultimately want to make sure any Board action reflects the will of the membership. The Board plans to seek your input via a member survey in the coming weeks, and will reserve any action until that survey is complete.


3.  Get your new sweatshirt before it’s too late!

Taking orders now until November 30th. To view the logo wear, please click here.


4.  Update on proposed storage building

The recent member poll on the proposed storage building and partnership with Friends of the Mackenzie Trail indicated strong support from the membership! With 65 members responding, 87 percent said they’d support such a partnership, including the construction and lease of the proposed storage building to house the new XC trail grooming equipment.

The plan is to now develop a comprehensive proposal which can be presented to the membership at the Annual Meeting. This will provide the opportunity for members to share their perspectives in an open forum, vote on the proposal, and could set the stage for the project to be ready for the next ski season! 

Please reach out to any board member or Sam Hogg with Friends of the Mackenzie Trail with any questions or feedback. 


5. Volunteer needed for newsletter

Have you worked with MailChimp before? Do you like writing? The club is looking for someone to be the next communications expert. If you are not familiar with MailChimp you will learn a new app and add to your knowledge. Information will come from the board for copy. If you would like to find out about this opening, please email secretary-treasurer@caberfaeskiclub.org.


The 2023-24 Calendar is now on the website! Check it out here!



Caberfae Ski Club web page: www.caberfaeskiclub.org

Calendar of Events: www.caberfaeskiclub.org/calendar

Dinner Reservation Hotline: dinnerreservations@caberfaeskiclub.org

Dinner Reservation Phone Line: (231) 920-6769 (Sue’s personal cell phone)

General Caberfae Ski Club email address: caberfaeskiclub@caberfaeskiclub.org


Current Board Members

Paul Waug, President - president@caberfaeskiclub.org

Ann Elenbaas, First Vice President

Brian VanHaren, Second Vice President

Keenan Cooper, board member

Karl Hansen, board member

Ron Kimball, board member

Carol Lee, board member

Jeremy Williams, board member


Club Manager - Sue Egelus

Club Secretary/Treasurer - Norma Roelfsema - secretary-treasurer@caberfaeskiclub.org

Assistant Club Treasurer - Jessica Danford - asst-sec-treas@caberfaeskiclub.org

Club Webmaster - Jim Neff - neffzone@gmail.com


Do you have an article you’d like to submit to the newsletter? This is your club. Comments and suggestions are welcomed. Contact caberfaeskiclub@caberfaeskiclub.org