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. It organises up to 60 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 Circular and Weekend Meets

The club's Summer Circular (including next season's touring programme and Scottish wekeend meets) is now available on the website (under Info | Circulars); paper copies will be on the way to those who have not opted out of receiving them in the next week or so.

The Circular also contains details of the remaining summer weekend meets, including this coming weekend's camping meet at Swanage (11-13 July), and the Snowdonia hut meet on the August bank holiday weekend - there are places available on both. In addition there are booking details for the pre-season meet and AGM in Crianlarich in November, a dinner in London on 15 October and a lecture in Bristol on 23 September.

Summer Committee meeting weekend Plas-y-Brenin 13th-15th June

We have hired out Bryn Engen cottage at Plas-y-Brenin, Capel Curig, for the weekend of 13th-15th June, principally for the summer committee meeting but all are welcome. It is situated across the river from the main building, sleeps 16 people and at present we have 8 spaces for the Friday night and 5 spaces on Saturday night. Costs would be £15/night. Rooms are dormitory style. We are planning to eat out on Saturday at a local pub but other meals will be self-catered in the kitchen. Bed linen is extra £7.50/person, and you need your own towel.

Deaths of Paul Roberts and John Walters

The Club has been saddened to learn of the recent deaths of two very long-standing members.

John S. Walters was the Club's oldest member, aged 101, and was an active ski tourer in the 1950s and 60s, finally putting away his skis in 1985, though he continued alpine walking until just two years ago.

Paul Roberts died at home on 2nd May, aged 90 after a long illness. There will be a memorial meeting at Jordans Quaker Meeting House, near Beaconsfield, Bucks HP9 2SN on Friday 16th May at 4 pm followed by refreshments at 5pm.