Links

This page provides a selection of links to some sites of relevance to ski touring and ski mountaineering.

Please note that inclusion in this list does not mean that the Eagle Ski Club endorses a site, or any of the products or services mentioned in it.

Also see the Info | Discount page which provides details of discounts (for members only).

Alpine clubs and national bodies

Alpine Club
Austrian Alpine Club
Austrian Alpine Club (UK Section)
British Mountaineering Council
CAF (France)
CAI (Italy)
Canadian Alpine Club
DAV (Germany)
DNT (Norway)
Mountaineering Council of Scotland
Snowsport England (formerly the English Ski Council).
Snowsports England - Nordic

Maps

Natural Canada Resources free Canadian maps.
The Map Shop
Swiss Topographic Institute All Swiss maps.

Organisations

Alpine Ski Club offers membership for experienced ski tourers, grants for ski mountaineering and a transceiver hire scheme. Use this link for transceiver hire.
Association of British Mountain Guides
John Muir Trust Protecting Wild Places. See advert in Yearbook and discount page. Joining offer continues to 2014 
Royal Geographical Society
Scottish Ski Club
Ski Club of Great Britain

Resorts and snow reports

Canadian Avalanche Centre
CyberSpace Avalanche Center US site with links to many different national and state avalanche information services.
French Southern Alps avalanche forecast.
Go Ski Europe wide ski and weather conditions.
Mountain Weather Information Service (MWIS).
Mountainzone US weather and snow reports.
Reallon Resort/area info, web cam (in French).
Scottish Avalanche Information Service (SAIS).
Ski France
Snow-forecast.com
Switzerland Tourism
Swiss Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research
Winterhighland  Scottish snow and mountain sports.

Travel

Austrian railways
Carbon calculator A quick emissions comparison, Train: 0.13kg/km, Air: within Europe 0.5 kg/km and outside Europe 0.32 kg/km, Coach: 0.08 kg/km, Car: approx 0.15 kg/km.
Eurostar
French railways
German railways
Snow Express
Swiss railways Also includes Postbus links.
www.seat61.com Tips for booking trains to Europe.
http://www.ski-lifts.com/ - resort transfers from Geneva airport
Alpybus - resort transfers from Geneva airport

Rhino Car Hire - Hire cars from UK and Overseas locations including most airports. Go to Discount page for information and details of how to access site and discounts.

Suppliers

Anything Technical Ltd Ski boot fitters and touring gear stockists.
BackCountry Master boot fitters, Ilkley High Street shop and on-line retailers. Advert in Yearbooks.
Barrabes.com Spanish outdoor gear site offering club discounts – "Special offers for Mountaineering clubs according to the size of each order (from 5 to 20% for a minimum order of £200)".
Braemar Mountain Sports Member discounts
Cicerone Award-winning guidebooks. 20% online member discounts
Dynastar
Euroski Ltd Supplier of Nordic equipment.
FaceWest Adventure Equipment Specialists. Advert in Yearbook. Loyalty discounts
Field & Trek
Freetime Climb and Ski Retailer based in Carlisle, with mail-order
Garmont
Lockwoods Boot fitting specialists and touring gear stockists.
Mountain Equipment Co-op Canadian site for outdoor equipment and gear.
Mountain Spirit Backcountry Ski Equipment.
Scarpa
Service Sports
Snow & Rock
Sport Conrad Freeride and ski touring online store.
Telemark Pyrenees
The Outdoor Shop Outdoor gear online and shop in Milton Keynes. Member discounts.
www.walkoutdoors.com - independent UK-based online outdoor equipment retailer

Specialist Tour Operators

Adventure Scotland telemark touring and coaching.
Alpine-Guides A friendly and experienced team of professional guides, who offer alpine guiding, ski mountaineering and expeditions worldwide, all in the company of leading activists. Advert in Yearbooks.
Alpine Ventures Winter adventures tailor-made by Eagle hosts in catered accommodation in small village near Grenoble. Advert in 2013 Yearbook
Andy Perkins Mountain Guide based in Chamonix. Advert in Yearbooks.
Jim Blyth World Ski-ing Mountain Guide. Advert in 2013 Yearbook
John Hogg's Alpine Adventures. Advert in Yearbooks.
International School of Mountaineering (ISM) Leysin based guides.
Mistaya Lodge (Canada) Guided backcountry skiing in the heart of the Canadian Rockies.
Mountain Bug Ski touring and alpine skiing holidays in the French Pyrenees. Advert in 2014 Yearbook.
Mountain Innovations independent travel to/from Scottish hills – includes snow and conditions reports.
Mountain Tracks is run by Nick Parks, a member of the ESC who organizes and leads a number of trips to the Alps throughout the winter.
RPM Guiding Family run Guiding business based in Chamonix, France.
Peak Retreats Holidays and accomodation primarily in La Grave, Argentiere and Chamonix and the Vanoise.
Pyrenean Mountain Tours Tours, courses and holidays in the Pyrenees and beyond.
Quest 4 Adventure offer Mountain Adventures in the Lake District including Rock Climbing, Mountaineering and Winter Skills
Skinspired a small setup in Baqueira in the Spanish Pyrenees. Chalet, ski guides, ski school, winter and summer holidays. Advert in 2014 Yearbook.
Tangent Expeditions Greenland Specialists. Advertising Iceman Polar 2014 Race.
Telemark Ski Company provides instruction & touring in the Alps & Norway, for all levels of Telemark, Nordic & Alpine skiers. Coaching is by BASI ski instructors, UIAGM guides lead alpine tours on glaciated terrain.
Trail Alpine
Travel-quest run by your former Eagles webmaster, this specialist travel directory includes ski mountaineering and wintersports as well as other mountain sports like climbing, mountaineering, and winter walking.
Wasabi Travel - customised ski trip operator working worldwide
White Mountain Adventures cross-country and backcountry ski touring in the Canadian Rockies.
Wilderness Adventure Winter adventure holidays.

Accomodation

Chalets Meribel Luxury catered chalet holidays in the centre of Meribel. Run by Stuart and Louise Hill, who are well known to Eagles for their superb hosting of off-piste training weeks.
Hotel Solaria Comfortable hotel in Bivio, Swiss Ski Touring Paradise.
Cranford Guest House A family run guest house in Braemar with an active interest in mountain winter sports.
Keith and Lyn Walker (email) have two appartments to let in Chamonix, each sleeping four.
Canadian Ski Hostels Hostel accommodation in Banff, Fernie, Big White, Silver Star, Kimberley, Nelson, and Kelowna.
Low Gillerthwaite Field Centre, Ennerdale, Cleator, Cumbria. Superb outdoor activity and field study base. Hillwalking, mountain biking, rock climbing, orienteering, ghyll scrambling, canoeing, abseiling on the doorstep. For further details contact the Warden on 01946 861229 or e-mail Warden@lgfc.org.uk.
Nick Edwards (email) has three appartments to let in La Rosière, sleeping 1×six and 2×four.
Scottish YHA

Mountain Art

Janet Johnson Art Oil paintings, Watercolours, Ceramics of ski-touring. See advert in Yearbooks.

Others

Gites d'étape et Réfuges guide to (mostly French) accommodation in the mountains and recreational areas. The web version of a popular book.
Global Snow Shows Ski and Snowboard Exhibitions, in Southampton, Manchester, Birmingham and Brighton.
Telemark Tips
Vanoise National Park (France) includes the opening dates and other details of all the refuges in the Vanoise.
Web cameras in ski resorts all over the world.
Wilderness Medical Training specialises in training lay-people (including expedition ski tourers!) in advanced medicine for travel to remote, hostile place.