UK events

The club organises meets throughout the year in the UK. These meets include weekend meets ski-touring in Scotland, summer meets, training meets, slide shows, lectures, social events and the AGM weekend.

Scottish meets (January-March 2017)

Scottish ski touring has an ambience to be savoured where finding the best snow/crossing the burns/being inside a blizzard all adds to the mountain experience.

The 2017 programme concentrates on January and February, the heart of the Scottish season before the alpine touring season takes off. There are also often excellent late season touring opportunities, particularly in the Cairngorms, in April and May. Some of the weekend meets can be combined to make a Scottish week of ski touring/gear testing/alpine preparation.

Please book early! Late bookings can lead to disappointment as some meets are heavily oversubscribed and late bookings can make difficulties for the organisers, as there are payment deadlines in early December.

Other weekend meets

The club organises a series of summer weekend meets - normally staying in a bunkhouse, youth hostel or camping, and taking part in non-skiing outdoor activities e.g. walking, climbing or mountain biking. These meets provide a great opportunity to meet other members of the club, and a welcoming environment for new members. In addition, there may be specific training meets (e.g. for first aid) and the AGM weekend provides one of the best opportunities to meet a large number of other members of the club. Full details of these meets for the coming year are on the detailed meets list.

Please note that full payment in advance is normally required for all the meets. This will not normally be returnable following a late cancellation (or failure to turn up), since the Club is usually liable for booked but unused accommodation.

As a member club of Snowsport England, the Eagle Ski Club is bound by the SSE Child Welfare Policy. The Club also has its own Child Welfare Policy, in accordance with which, children under 18, (whether members or not) are accepted on meets at the organiser's discretion, and normally only where a parent or legal guardian attends the meet and takes responsibility for the child. In case of doubt, please discuss with the organiser.

The Club Website is regularly updated to show the booking status and latest updates on all of the meets.

Information applicable to attendance at any weekend meet

The organiser of a weekend meet is a co-ordinator and facilitator, not a de facto leader of activities. Members are required to act responsibly both on and off the hill and to ensure they are adequately capable and equipped to participate in activities they choose to undertake. If members undertake activities that are outside the normal scope of a weekend meet then they will not be covered by the Club's insurance. Travel to and from the Meet is entirely at the Member's risk.

Lectures and social events

During the winter of 2015/16 the Club has expanded its programme of lectures and social events, allowing greater participation by members who do not live within easy reach of London. Some of these events are arranged jointly with other organisations, such as the Alpine Club. The lectures are normally given by club members, and include accounts of recent club expeditions and tours to more unusual regions. The programme now includes events in:

  • London (normally at the Alpine Club, 55 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3QF) - co-ordinator Declan Phelan
  • Bristol - co-ordinator Dave Wynne-Jones
  • Peak District (this season, normally at the The Maynard, Main Road, Grindleford, Derbyshire S32 2HE) - co-ordinator Steve Wright
  • Lake District (normally at the Hawkshead Brewerey, Staveley, near Kendal, LA8 9LR) - co-ordinator Alison Bramall
  • Glasgow (normally at the Curler's Rest, 256-260 Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8SH) - co-ordinator Carol Goodall

A list of recent and forthcoming events can be found on the events list.