Good Times Ski Club
Good Times Ski Club

What's New?

OVERNIGHT TRIP

We are heading back to the Seneca Allegany Casino for a two day trip Wednesday, Feb. 7th (6 am departure) and Thursday, Feb. 8th, 2018.  We'll ski Holimont on Wednesday and Holiday Valley on Thursday, leaving for home at 6 pm that night. The price to reserve your spot is $110 for the bus and room (dbl. occup.) We will wait for lift ticket payment (@$80*) until mid January. (This trip will GO no matter the weather conditions.) *Our Lift ticket price will be less if the bus is FULL!  This trip is Co-Sponsored by the Warren Ski Club so SPACE IS LIMITED!!


The deadline for your $110 deposit is Thursday, Dec. 21st. We will "hold" extra rooms after that date until the bus is full, or all rooms are sold.


Text or call Mary Kane @ 330-619-0190 to request your "spot".  Mail check (payable to GTSC) to our Treasurer Joe Olguin at 2956 Autumnwood Trail, Poland, OH 44514.  Receipt of your deposit CHECK of $110 reserves your spot. (you'll be notified).

 

PRESEASON MEET-UP

Good Times Ski Club held its annual preseason Social Mixer at the Hartford Hill Winery in Fowler, OH on October 12, 2017. This event offered a chance for current members to get re-acquainted as well as for guests to learn more about our club.  Light refreshments were provided, the annual business meeting conducted and the election of officers held.  As in past club events, there was a great turn-out, and members and friends took full advantage of the opportunity to meet off-season and spend time together.

PRESEASON PARTIES AT QUAKER STEAK & LUBE

The Good Times Ski Club is represented at the preseason parties at our local Quaker Steak and Lube restaurants.  These events are sponsored by the Ski Chalet in Niles and are the "unofficial" start of the ski season for Mahoning and Shenango Valley residents.  The first one was held at the original Quaker Steak & Lube restaurant in Sharon on November 16, and second event will take place in Austintown on December 7.  Great prizes are always awarded, and attendees can visit the tables of ski clubs, sports retailers, and area ski resorts. 

PLAN TO ATTEND Thursday, December 7 and learn more about skiing Ohio, PA, and western New York!

 

FUNDRAISING RAFFLE

GTSC conducts an annual raffle for Free trips to the slopes every fall, with winners chosen at the Austintown Quaker Steak and Lube's preseason party in early December. First Prize of THREE FREE DAY TRIPS ($240 value), second prize of TWO FREE DAY TRIPS ($160 value), and third prize of ONE FREE DAY TRIP ($80 value) for the upcoming season are awarded. Cost of tickets is $10.00 each or 3 for $20.00.  A video of previous drawings can be viewed on our Facebook Page. 

All funds raised by this raffle are used to subsidize the cost of our midweek trips

 

Successful 1st annual 3-club picnic:  Close to 70 members of Warren and Youngstown Ski Clubs joined Good Times Ski Club members on Wednesday, August 2 for our first summer beach party on Lake Milton.  GTSC member Ken Franklin hosted us at his lakefront cabin and pavilion for a day of commaderie and kayaking, boating, swimming, and water skiing.  Attendees brought food to share and the club provided hot dogs and hamburgers for all in attendance.  A heavy rain storm prevented attendees from evening boat rides and swims, but the roomy indoor pavillion provided everyone with the shelter needed to dodge the storm.

SEEKING NEW MEMBERS AND TRIP TAKERS

 

New members pay only $10.00 for Club Dues 

We provide this first-year incentive because we believe that once a snow sport enthusiast experiences the advantages of midweek trips, they will return for many more.  New members pay just $90.00 the first trip they attend - $80.00 for that day's trip plus annual membership dues of $10.00.  Now, as members of the Good Times Ski & Snowboard Club they can attend all future trips at member cost of $80.00.

 

Existing members pay $20.00 for membership if paid prior to December 31, 2017, and $25.00 after that date.  Members can earn discounts by inviting others along.  For each new member a member brings on a trip he/she earns a $10.00 discount in the cost of that trip.  For example, bring three guests, cut your price by $30.00, and the trip costs you only $50.00 to attend.  Many people find that by bringing a friend along the guest's membership will be covered by the member's discount.

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