St. Paddy’s Day

Thursday March 10th, 2016 will be our Annual St. Paddy’s day party!

Held at our meeting place, the Twin Door Tavern at 7:00 p.m., the fun evening features a fabulous buffet with all the usual treats and a few novel foods, like Guiness braised short rib stew! Yum!

Dancers from the Ridgewood Irish Dance Academy will be on hand to entertain!

$45.00 a person is a steal for all this and wine, beer, desert and coffee too!

Ski Club Bids Goodbye to Bob

Goodbye, until we meet again!

The Ski Club of New Jersey roasted and feted long‐time member, Bob K. with a hearty farewell at the Club’s Christmas Party (Dec 10), at the Maywood Inn (Twin Door Tavern). Bob moves to Asheville, NC to be closer to his son, Edward.

The farewell started after the door prizes were raffled off ‐ and believe it or not, Bob even won a free day of skiing at Belleayre Mountain! First surprise was the unexpected arrival of his son, Bill, who had driven up from Charlottesville, VA for the occasion. For once, Bob was momentarily speechless! (visit our Facebook page to see the video Bill shot of the occasion).

Next was a roasting of Bob’s past in the club. He was reminded of the highlights ‐ and some low lights ‐of his 75​ years! ​

Finally there was a slide presentation, which Bob extemporaneously narrated (because no one could remember that farback!), so club members could keep up with past events and relate to the folks who had come and gone! Very well done.

For a really nice finishing touch, Bob turned the tables on the club by presenting a picture painted by a past member in 1972 of the Maroon Belles in Aspen. This beautiful picture will be hung in the lodge.

Bob and the aforementioned speakers are just some of the longtime members of the club (not to be forgotten: Bob M.), and they are people who have done great planning and stewardship and therefore have secured a great legacy for the Ski Club of New Jersey. Without people like Bob K, and Bob M. clubs like The Ski Club of New Jersey simply wouldn’tbe possible, and the sport of skiing would be the lesser for that.

Sadly, and fondly, we say goodbye to Bob with great memories and certain we’ll see each other again.

(the Ski Club respects the privacy of its members and currently with holds publishing last names). 

Ladies Week at the Lodge


Sunday, February 7th, we had eleven ladies arrive and by Wednesday our group became twenty four. Wow. What a great week we had and always had at our Vermont Lodge!

Every day different groups were skiing at Killington, Pico and Mt. Snow while other ladies were shopping, going out to lunch in Rutland, Woodstock or Quechee.

The “soup and salad” evening meals were delicious.  Ladies brought home made soups, and delicious salads were presented after the appetizers consisting of “gravlax” (salmon& seasoning), shrimp cocktail, smoked trout, cheese and fancy dips, and “drunken 

Ladies of Ski Club of New Jersey pose at Mountain Top Inn, Chittenden.

Ladies of Ski Club of New Jersey at Mountain Top Inn’s Wednesday night special pose for picture.


For dessert? Key Lime Pie and Petit Fours. Sorry, no men are admitted.

As per tradition, on Wednesday evening we enjoyed the “Beer and Burger” at the fabulous, nearby Mountain Top Inn, where the food and service were stellar!

Many thanks to the ladies who helped shopping for food: it was a fabulous week. 

The Ski Club of New Jersey Ladies thank Sonja D. for organizing another fabulous Ladies’ Week and thanks all the ladies who participated, making it all happen! Pics are on FB!

New Year’s Eve 2015 Recap!

images-1Another great get together – but only 16 this year due to lousy snow conditions. Juniors at the lodge always liven the festivities, and this year we had two.  Looking back over the years, New Year’s Eve is always a good, fun loving time.  It’s simple: the lodge is a nice relaxing place to celebrate and everything appears at the right time without fuss or bother.     

Each year we have a serious discussion about the meat!!  It did not take much time to decide on filet mignon – Shoprite had a great sale on it.  Top quality, American, of course!  And! New Year’s Eve is always “a moussing” time. Sonja D. handled the honors at the stove, since Nancy W. had busted her hand and was limited in the kitchen. 26 desserts were carefully put into the already-full refrigerator – plus a bowl full or two extra. Whipped cream is always available to add to this delightful dessert.   

Carol I. did the decorating honors in the dining room and elsewhere in the lodge this year.  Special tablecloths – very decorative. An interesting theme with cute little decorations on the lights and fans in the lodge.

The cocktail party featured many delightful cheeses that Trudy M. brought, along with fruits and shrimp. All very good!  Tony A. treated us all to his special Italian homemade wine.  That man is a master winemaker!!    


Lots of help in the kitchen!  How was the filet to be done?  Surprise – Othmar M. master chef, did his usual outstanding job grilling the meat to perfection on the porch!  Dinner included Yorkshire pudding, fresh green beans almandine, carrots, baked potatoes and salad, along with the mousse dessert, of course!   Tony  had the honor of pouring the champagne (and bubbly for the juniors) into those beautiful flutes used for special events.  There were also herring and cocktail wieners.  Pete N. organized spectacular fireworks before the midnight hour with help from the juniors!! Joe W. dropped the beautiful ‘crystal’ ball right at the stroke of midnight.  Much hugging and kissing, & wishing each other a healthy and happy 2016!  There are always many serious issues to be discussed over champagne.  We don’t remember what time when we finally hit the sack!

Healthy and Happy New Year wishes for 2016!!!  

Ski Club of New Jersey Races!

Jane McKinley makes the podium at USSA U16 Qualifier at Mt Creek

Jane McKinley makes the podium at USSA U16 Qualifier at Mt Creek

The Ski Club of New Jersey participated in the NJSSC adult races at Pico on February 6, 2016. And our young skiers continue to race at various resorts in the metro area; our club’s young racer Jane McKinley also recently placed at Mt. Peter. Race practice continues at Mt. Creek every Monday (learn more on our racing page) with races each following Wednesday. 

Final results for the Pico Race found here

The NJSSC Stanley Sharaga is coming up, and our racers will be participating

  • The annual Stanley Sharaga Memorial President’s Race is held each year. The race honors the memory of a Stanley Sharaga, a past President of the New Jersey Ski & Snowboard Council.
  • Date – Saturday March 19, 2016 at Hunter Mountain, New York.