The Eagle Ski Club

The Eagle Ski Club is the UK's largest and most active ski touring and ski mountaineering club, with over 1200 members. The club touring programme has over 60 ski trips a year, ranging from day tours and hut to hut tours in the Alps to ski expeditions further afield. Some are led by club members and others by professional guides. The tours vary in standard, but for most of them you should be fit and at least a good intermediate skier.

The programme also offers instructional courses to improve off-piste ski technique and other skills. The "Introduction to Ski Touring" and "Technical Ski Mountaineering" courses offer IFMGA guide led instruction in ski touring and mountaineering techniques, and general mountain skills such as avalanche awareness and navigation, glacier travel and wilderness first aid.

The club also runs a series of UK events, including scottish skiing weekend meets (January to April); summer weekend meets for walking and climbing; and lectures and other social events. These events provide an excellent opportunity to meet other ski-tourers and plan future trips.

The club offers grants to assist younger skiers (under 35) get started in the sport; to train members who wish to lead club tours; and to encourage expeditions and other adventurous trips.

For more information see

Membership Benefits and How to Join

About ski-touring and ski-mountaineering

News

Remaining places on 2015 ski tours include:

Many Eagles tours for next year are now full but there are still places on some including:

Alpine week end meet (Argentiere).  (6-9 Feb). Coordinated by Ella Schierbeek

The rooms we have reserved in the hotel will be released back to the hotel  in a few days time at the end of October.  This meet has already proved very popular so if you want a room in the hotel please book soon.  All abilities welcome.

Autumn Circular and AGM Notice available

Copies of the 2014 Club Yearbook, along with the Autumn Circular and formal notice of the Annual General Meeting (which will be held at the Crianlarich Hotel on 8 Nov 2014), should be in the post to all members in the next few days.

Sale of Old Guidebooks and Maps

The club library has now been wound-up – the contents were very out of date, and would have been expensive to bring up to date (and increasingly irrelevant in a digital age). A few older items will be placed in the club archive, but the remaining items will be disposed of.

A list of the items is here (updated on 6th Oct '14).

These are mainly guidebooks and maps from the 1970s to 1990s, and given the fast pace of glacial change in the Alps, these may be dangerous and shouldn’t be used for practical purposes. However, they may be of interest as background or to collectors of historical items. These will be offered to club members in exchange for a donation to the club (and payment of any postage costs).

If you would like any of these please contact Pete Lancaster (president@eagleskiclub.org.uk) to express interest. Pete will take all remaining items to the Leaders’ Meet and then to the AGM in Crianlarich, if anyone wants to physically view the items, or pick them up.