Warren Ski Club
Warren Ski Club

                          Activities and Events

Why not join in the fun! 

Club membership not required for many of our events.  Non-ski activities include:  kayaking, bike-riding, hiking, winery and brewery tours, bus trips, and Pubs-of-the Month.  Additional events and activities can be added at any time, so watch our Facebook Page for new invitations to enjoy "year-round fun" with the Warren Ski Club. 

Join our WSC Activities WhatsApp Chat to keep up with our fun activities.

Text Terry at 330-442-2863 or Jane at 330-881-4419 to be added to the chat.

May 2023 Trip to Hocking Hills






Our Spring and Fall Hiking/Discovery and Winery tours have been a club favorite for years.  This May we traveled to the famous HOCKING HILLS.  A full recap will follow shortly.  Below are just a few of the photos shared on our Facebook Page that display the fun and adventure shared by the 40 participants. 



May 2023 Paddle Down the Mahoning River

On May 6, over 30 paddlers floated down the Mahoning River from Niles to Girard.  Warren Ski Club members were joined by three members of the Stark County Ski Club who read about the trip on our Facebook Page.  We unloaded kayaks in Girard, reloaded them to transport them to Niles, launched there, and paddled our way back to our starting point in Girard.  We were greeted that day with warm and sunny conditions, great friends, and a steady flowing river, ensuring that we all had a great day and arrived safely home.  A very big "thank you" out to Ed Hahn for orchestrating this great adventure.

Annual CMSC Golf Outing

2022 Activities

We had a GREAT TURNOUT for our annual Christmas Party Pub of the Month.  On December 13 our members showed off their holiday vests, won prizes for their creativity, exchanged gifts, enjoyed great wine and beer, and sampled the unique and flavorful pizza created by the chef at Cork and Cap Tasting Room.

                              Ski Chalet Winter Kickoff Party


On October 14, the Warren Ski Club was well represented at the Ski Chalet's reinvention of its Preseason Party following two years of Covid-19 restrictions. Our club, along with other local clubs and ski resorts, set up tables with information outlining plans for the upcoming ski season.  We met with current, past and possibly future club members, distributed information about our club, and enjoyed refreshments and entertainment provided by the Ski Chalet and K2 Sports. An incredibly fun time at a truly unique venue, Penguin City Brewery.

                 Fall Winery Trip to Virginia and Flight 93 Memorial

Well….another Warren Ski Club Wine Trip has come and gone!  Our “Virginia Wine in the Mountains” trip was a success!  To begin with, we left Austintown on Friday, October 14 and traveled to Shenandoah National Park.  Talk about some spectacular views!  Skyline Drive, the only public road that runs 105 miles north and south in the park, boasted some beautiful scenery!  After all that sitting on the bus, though, some of us just got the itch to get out and move! One such path was the Stony Man Trail, which took us to the second highest point in the park at an elevation of 4,011 feet!  Wow!  Soon after traveling 50% of the park, though, it was time to leave and we headed to town in Woodstock, Virginia for dinner and to check into our hotel, the Comfort Inn.


Starting the day fresh with a hot breakfast, we loaded back onto the bus and headed south again to Luray Caverns.  If you’ve never been there before, we highly recommend you take the time to check it out!  They are the largest caverns in the eastern United States.  Discovered in 1878, they hold such inspiring treasures as Dream Lake, stalactites, stalagmites, Saracen’s Tent (one of the most well-formed draperies in the world!), and the Great Stalacpipe Organ, which is an electrically actuated lithophone that covers 3.5 acres of the cavern and is considered the world's largest instrument by Guinness World Records!  Soon after lunch we visited three of Virginia’s exciting wineries, CrossKeys Vineyards, Brix and Columns Vineyards, and The Winery at Kindred Pointe.  What a great way to end the day!  The winery was filled with couches, chairs, tables, over-stuffed armchairs, and all of it faced the mountains.  If you didn’t like wine, there was also a cider flight available.  Some folks played cornhole, while others just sipped wine and enjoyed the view.  Awesome.  Soon after, back into town we went, enjoyed dinner, and headed back to the hotel.


On our third day, I’d like to think we saved the best winery for last, North Mountain Vineyard and Winery.  Upon being greeted by their furry family members, Delilah, Severus, and Wolfgang, this family-owned winery provided us a personal tour of five of their award-winning wines by the winery owner herself!  After our tasting we met the winemaker and were invited to tour the barrel room.  And, what Warren Ski Club trip would be complete without a group photo?!  This was definitely a winery we could have spent all day at, but, soon after, we had to depart and head to our next destination: Flight 93 National Memorial.  This sobering National Memorial is a tribute to the 40 brave passengers and crew of Flight 93 that made the ultimate sacrifice.  From the 93-feet Tower of Voices (that you need 12mph – 15 mph winds to hear) to the Visitor’s Center containing the timeline of Flight 93 related events, 9/11 Commission Report, and phone calls from the passengers and crew members, to the actual field where the plane crashed, this end to our Virginia trip was a solemn one. 


Many special thank you’s to everyone that went on this adventure!  Without folks signing up, there would be no trip!  We hope to see everyone next October for our 2023 Fall Wine Trip!



We continue to enjoy hiking local trails throughout the month of October.  Both of the hikes taken during October 2022 provided attendees with both gorgeous landscapes and wonderful weather in which to enjoy them. We hiked the Cuyahoga National Park trails on Sunday, October 9 and our local Mill Creek Park on Sunday, October 30.







Full Moon Paddle

A full moon paddle took place on Friday, August 12 at the north end of Mosquito Lake.  We began paddling at 7:30, traveled north for an hour as the sun set, then head back to the starting point as the full moon rose.  Over 23 people participated in this event.  The weather was perfect, the sky clear, and the sun and moon did not disappoint.  Some bugs chose to join us, but were just annoying, not biting.


Meeting point: Causeway Sports, 2233 Greenville Rd., Cortland (Route 88)

Chairpersons: Terry & Rick Shifflet

Contact Number:  330-442-2863

This was a flat water float, perfect for paddlers of all levels of experience.




Each summer the club attends one or two Mahoning Valley Scrappers Games, usually on "Buck Night," when admission, hot dogs and drinks are all $1.00.  This year, as part of our great "65th Anniversary" celebration, instead of meeting in the picnic area we occupied two loges on July 8th and watched as our president, Mark Gorse, threw out the first pitch.  We enjoyed hot dogs, pizza, pop corn and beverages,  and watched as our team won a very close game.  But the evening was not yet over; the game was followed by a spectacular fireworks display.



All who attended the Monster Truck Throwdown June 11th at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds enjoyed the competition and thrills.  Of particular interest to club members was the opportunity to watch one of our member's son perform live and local.  Corey Rummel, son of club member, Jane Rummel, drove the Avenger Truck that evening, doing flips, flying over cars, and racing the other trucks through an obstacle course. To enhance our pleasure, Corey was gracious enough to meet with club members and their families both before and after the show.






Clarion River Paddle

For the past two years the Warren Ski Club has paddled the Beautiful Clarion River, starting in Cooksburg and ending the float at the summer cabin owned by one of our members.  This year's June paddle was followed by a fabulous picnic, games, swimming and lessons on the use of a stand up paddleboard (SUP).  Nothing more could possibly have been packed into this great summertime event. 





Once again this year, during the non-ski season club members and friends enjoyed group hikes in the beautiful Mill Creek Park.  We explore this beautiful park, while getting exercise and fresh air, several time each year --  so watch our Facebook Page and Website to find out when the next one will take place. 


Stay Active and Stay Heathy!

                           MONTHLY EVENTS


Monthly Meetings

The members and friends of Warren Ski Club meet the first Tuesday of each month at Giorgio's Ristorante on Route 422 in Niles at 7:00 pm.  Join us to learn more about the club and its upcoming events. 

Plan to arrive early to enjoy a great meal at a very reasonable price.




Our club meets every month at a different local establishment for adult beverages, possible appetizers, and comradery. The location of the current month's Pub of the Month can be found on Page 1 of our Newsletter (located on the Newsletter Tab) or on our Facebook Page. 


Please Note:  Pub of the Month Activities were suspended in October 2020 due to Ohio's Covid-19 state mandates, but resumed in May 2021 with the reopening of outdoor patios.  Current month's Pub of the Month can be found on the front page of the monthly newsletter (on the Newsletter Tab)

Pedal Parties

Pedal Parties, a joint activity with the Youngstown Ski Club, begin each April and run through the end of September with Thursday evening biking at local trails and a special ride one weekend each month.  A monthly flyer outlining the trail rotation and weekend ride can be found on the Biking Tab of this website and on the Facebook Pages of both ski clubs.

To be notified of upcoming rides, download the "WhatsApp" App and text  Terry Shifflet at 330-442-2863 to be added to the Pedal Party group.

                                                                    ENJOYING OUR LOCAL PARK



What a beautiful treasure we have in Mill Creek Park!      

If you haven't experienced its trails plan to join us for a local hike there --  or join us for a hike at another of our local parks. 


Watch this website or our Facebook Page for dates, times and locations for upcoming hikes.

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