The Eagle Ski Club
The Eagle Ski Club is the UK's largest and most active ski touring and ski mountaineering club, with over 1300 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 programme also offers instructional courses to improve off-piste ski technique and to learn and improve other ski touring and mountaineering techniques - including avalanche awareness.
The club also runs a series of UK events, including Scottish skiing weekend meets (January to March); 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.
For more information about the club see Membership Benefits and How to Join, or if you would like to learn more about the sport see Introduction to Ski touring and Ski mountaineering.
2016 Ski Mountaineering Symposium - Last Few Places
The Fifth British Ski Mountaineering Symposium will be held over the weekend of 11 - 13 Nov 2016 at Plas y Brenin.
Places are going fast and as at 18th August, there were only 21 places left out of a fixed capacity of 120, so if you are interested in attending, please book now.
The programme includes Andy Teasdale IFMGA on techniques for improving mountain photography, Simon Christy BASI on his recent Baffin island expedition and Hannah Burrows Smith IFMGA on couloirs in the Western Alps that aren't too steep and are fun to ski.
Overnight accommodation is available in the centre on Friday and Saturday nights, with a dinner on Saturday evening - making this an ideal opportunity to meet up with old friends and discuss touring plans, or to make new contacts over a drink in the bar.
2017 Touring Programme
The 2017 Touring Programme is now available featuring 57 courses and tours, with a mix of professionally-led and member-led trips.
There is a wide variety, with hopefully something to suit everyone - from off-piste training through day tours and hut-to-hut tours to more expeditionary style trips.
Locations range from the Alps and Pyrenees to Norway, Spitzsbergen, Iceland, Greece, Georgia, Kamchatka, Alaska and Canada.
For the full listing click here. In order to see the full details of each trip (itineraries, cost and organiser contact details) you need to be a club member, logged into the website with your username and password.
Summer Meets 2016
The club's summer meets are a great way to get away for a few days, meet old friends, get to know other Eagles and start making plans for next winter. New members are particularly welcome.
Based in the Conwy Valley with a range of mountain biking on offer, from mellow to challenging.
Leaders Meet in Peak District 7 - 9 Oct
Anyone interested in leading or co-ordinating a tour is welcome to attend this meet based at Castleton Youth Hostel. Contact Phil Jardine, the Touring Secretary to book your place.
Rescue & Emergency Care First Aid Course 3 - 4 Dec
This 2 day course will be held at the Deilen Las Educational Centre, North Wales. It will cover emergency first aid geared towards the outdoors with specific reference to ski type injuries and issues around first aid whilst ski mountaineering.