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

2015 Eagle Ski Club programme

There are still a few spaces on tours in the coming weeks.  Even if a tour was previously showing full, there are always some cancellations and changes so it is worth looking at the website for the most up to date information.  A website posting from last year was inadvertently sent to all members by email yesterday but this contains out of date information.

http://www.eagleskiclub.org.uk/club-tours

Death of Neil Mackenzie

The club has been saddened to learn of the death at the weekend of club member Neil Mackenzie who fell whilst attempting the central couloir of Joffre Peak near Whistler. Further details of the incident are at www.cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/BC/ID/2647676076/

Pete Lancaster, President

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.