Our club was formed in the fall/winter of 1981-1982 by a small group of Timken Company employees who loved to ski and wanted to introduce other skiers to the opportunity to travel and ski as a group. Meetings were held, officers were elected and the club formed a small, but solid group, named the Timken Company Ski Club. Any skier was welcome to join, not just Timken employees. Local skiing was the choice for the first season.
For the ski season of 1983-84, the club went west for the first time, traveling to Snowmass, Colorado. In a few short seasons the club had added Canada, Switzerland, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, California, and Montana to its travels, while still enjoying New York, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia for shorter trips. The club grew, created a newsletter, and began sponsoring many “socials” for member enjoyment when the ski slopes were closed for the season. Spring, Summer and Fall parties carried us through the off season as a strong, lively club.
In 2005-2006, a website was created to move into the electronic age and have other electronic savvy read about our escapades. In 2008, the club name was changed to the Timken Ski Club in order to move us away from the hint of a company run ski club. Membership quickly grew to over 250 members.
Due to changing times and changes at The Timken Company, we were encouraged to change our name and move on with our own life. Today the club has over 200 members and starts traveling a new ski slope as the Stark County Ski Club! We still travel the country in search of snow to ski and the best possible pricing for exciting ski trips to familiar ski slopes and to new resorts that have not had the privilege of a visit from our club. We run week long trips, multi-day and one-day trips every season. We travel by plane, train, and motor-coach in search of the perfect slope. In the off-season, we have monthly social gatherings with a myriad variety of events. Wine tours, road rallies, seasonal parties, concerts, sporting events, charitable events, biking, hiking, dining experiences, and local promotional events are all part of our non-skiing adventures.
We are a not-for-profit group, chartered by the State of Ohio. We welcome individuals, couples, and families to join us and you don’t have to live in Stark County. Memberships are inexpensive and will enable you to join us on lots of inexpensive, fun experiences. Are you a skier or snowboarder? A hiker or biker? Or just enjoy meeting friendly people and having fun?
Our meetings are the third Tuesday of the month, September thru May, at Mulligan’s Restaurant and Pub in Canton, Ohio. Social hour starts at 6 PM and the informal meetings begin at 7 PM. Food and drinks are available for purchase off the Mulligan’s menu. Come join us for a meeting and find out what fun you can have with our friendly, lively, local club.