Ciscokid + Ted Reilly @ Caberfae 12/23/17

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Had a great second day out today ( 3rd for Ted) at Caberfae for $30.99 liftopia and Ted and daughter using their $99 season passes. Full coverage of packed powder, little or no icy spots and a nice groom job. Temps in mid 20's to start and down to 20 mid afternoon, light winds. No grandsons today.
The highlight of the day besides the excellent ski conditions was an on the spot interview with Tim Meyer one of the owners. Ted and I talked with him for probably 10 minutes. Confirmed a new lift eastward into the backcountry in a few years. Great hands on owner.

We stopped in r dubs bar for some chicken tenders and bloody Mary's. Arlo makes the best and at $4 a bargain. Took 2 twenty or so minute breaks and skied 10-4, with Ted and daughter until 6. Looking forward to the Boyne and Nubs trip in a few weeks with , Ted, Ibrake4tbars, and Conrad. Teds buddy "wolfman" Jim and wife came after lunch. The funniest part of the day was when Jims wife decided she was going to join Ted , his daughter, and me on the south peak triple. After a 5 minute delay and observing a crew member climb the '83 Riblet to "pump" the brake before restarting the lift. Jim started up singing Rudolph the red nosed reindeer and the rest of the liftlinecsang along, cool beans.

All in all a great day with great conditions and good friends, only missing the grandsons
Pictures to follow

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  • ciscokidciscokid expert
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    Love the sign with all of the rules. What's with all the fencing in the second photo?
    - Sam
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
    edited December 2017 Posts: 2,246
    I'm trying to figure that out, maybe Ted can explain when he gets home.
    Keep in mind Caberfae opened in 1938 so a ton of history.


    https://www.michiganskier.com/caberfaehistory/

    What was neat today was talking to Tim The coowner today who is 47 and saying hi to all the patrons with several saying hello to him, great conditions, etc. Won't get into detail but cool talking about the decision of choosing the new Dopp triple last year. And then the expansion with new lift in a few years. He prefers his fairly young sons become professionals not necessarily in the ski biz. I believe he and his cousin took over from
    Their dads but I may have that wrong.

    Ted can confirm I think the grooming, snowmaking, and all around attention to detail is the best I have ever seen it at Cabby

    Oh as a side note, they say it's 100% open but once again upper I 75 double black never opened today but Ted said it was open last week and fearless telemarker Wolfman Jimmy D handled it with ease
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
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    Ted and Meaganimage

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  • TreillyTreilly advanced
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    ciscokid said:

    I'm trying to figure that out, maybe Ted can explain when he gets home.
    Keep in mind Caberfae opened in 1938 so a ton of history.


    https://www.michiganskier.com/caberfaehistory/

    What was neat today was talking to Tim The coowner today who is 47 and saying hi to all the patrons with several saying hello to him, great conditions, etc. Won't get into detail but cool talking about the decision of choosing the new Dopp triple last year. And then the expansion with new lift in a few years. He prefers his fairly young sons become professionals not necessarily in the ski biz. I believe he and his cousin took over from
    Their dads but I may have that wrong.

    Ted can confirm I think the grooming, snowmaking, and all around attention to detail is the best I have ever seen it at Cabby

    Oh as a side note, they say it's 100% open but once again upper I 75 double black never opened today but Ted said it was open last week and fearless telemarker Wolfman Jimmy D handled it with ease

    It was a fantastic day and evening of skiing. The fencing is in the back country area which Is actually part of the original ski hill that has sat dorment for a long time. There are pine saplings where the fencing is. This is the area that is going to get built up and new trails. It looks like they have started to layout some new trails. The Meyer brothers have done so much to Cabby in the last few years lot has been put into the snowmaking and it shows this year and all of the buildings have been spruced up. I will post some pictures tomorrow. It’s a 3 hour dive one way for me and skiing from 10-6 I am ready for bed. Thanks again Bob for the great day
  • ski_itski_it expert
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    Jealous am I
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  • TreillyTreilly advanced
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    Here are some pics of skiing during the dayimageimageimageimageimageimageimage
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  • TreillyTreilly advanced
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    One of our breaks image
    The downstairs of the lodge where you are more than welcome to pack a lunch. If today was a real busy day the top of the cubbies would be lined with crock pots. When you come in from outside the smell of chili, beef stew and other foods fills the room image
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    We got some early evening skiing in. One advantage of the Midwest is the late sunsets. It didn’t get complicatey dark until around 5:30. imageimageimageimageimage
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  • TreillyTreilly advanced
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    The Blackmere Lodge and there 36 room hotel which got a major face lift over the summer see pics below
  • TreillyTreilly advanced
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    At last but not least is The Ciscokid AKA know as Bob or the man who came towards the que line a little hot and in a hockey stop and blew right past it. And I quote “once this freight train gets going it take awhile to get it stopped”image
    Great day Bob. Looking forward to our Boyne, Nubs trip in less than a month
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    The blackmere day lodge image
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  • ciscokidciscokid expert
    edited December 2017 Posts: 2,246
    Youall knew I liked Riblets, don't know how the heck you and Meagan fit on that triple w me. Looks like a double. And when I asked for a single on the Shelter Hall double I had no takers, am I that ugly?

    Well Michelle thought there was room on the triple , boy we saw it all yesterday, lol

    Can't imagine the laughs up north, one of you guys better bring a flask, ( Jim are you listening?)

    How dare you throw a pic in there w golf carts and green grass? Lol
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
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    Hey Ted post that video of you and Jim coming down Slot under the Riblet triple, I want our friends to see we have some narrow runs here
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
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    Man I wish I skied here in the seventies w my blue jeans and straight skis( saw a few yesterday)image
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  • TreillyTreilly advanced
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    ciscokid said:

    Hey Ted post that video of you and Jim coming down Slot under the Riblet triple, I want our friends to see we have some narrow runs here


    Hope this works
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