The Eagle Ski Club

The Eagle Ski Club is the UK's largest and most active ski touring and ski mountaineering club, with over 1100 members. It organises up to 50 ski trips a year, ranging from hotel and chalet-based day tours to ski expeditions in the Arctic and the Greater Ranges. Some are led by 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.

Some trips are offered expressly for instruction purposes such as the Off Piste Ski weeks which concentrate on ski technique. The Introduction to Ski Touring and Advanced Alpine Skills 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.

There is also a programme of UK events, including ski weekends in Scotland, walking and climbing weekends throughout the UK, and a slide show. These events provide an excellent opportunity to meet other ski-tourers and plan future trips.

For more information see

Membership Benefits and How to Join

About ski-touring and ski-mountaineering

News

Summer Slide Show - Thursday 12th June 2014

Members and guests are invited to the Eagle Ski Club summer lecture Thursday 12th June at the Alpine Club. We hope to encourage prospective expeditioners with accounts of the two ESC expeditions of 2013. Susie Amann will present "Alaska: Exploring the Chugach Mountains" and Philippa Cockman will present "East Greenland: Travels with a Dog in Bear country".

New members or prospective members especially welcome to come along and learn more about the club. Simply e mail your status to the organiser and he will endeavour to introduce you to others.

Spring Circular Available on Website

The Club's Spring Circular is now available on the website, via Info | Circulars. Paper copies will be posted to those members who have not opted out of receiving them, sometime next week. The circular contains details of this summer's weekend meets, and information about the pre-season meet and AGM in November, which this year will be held at Crianlarich in Scotland. There are also details of the summer slide show and an autumn dinner in London, and updates from various club officers and subcommittees.

Membership Survey Results

Thank you to all members who took the time to complete the membership survey just before Christmas. We had a tremendous response, with 439 members completing the survey (out of a total membership of around 1200). This was very good, given the difficulty of contacting all members.

The Info | Membership Survey page on the website has a summary of the results of the survey and also links to the full details. The overall conclusion was that generally members seem to be happy with most aspects of the club. However there are some very useful suggestions about how we might improve even more in some areas.

The survey has provided an extremely useful insight, and the committee will now analyse the results and comments and where appropriate devise plans to implement any agreed actions.

If anyone would like to help with any aspect of running or improving the club, then please contact any member of the committee, or myself at president@eagleskiclub.org.uk

Pete Lancaster
President