The Eagle Ski Club is the UK's largest and most active ski touring and ski mountaineering club, with almost 1,400 members. We all share a common interest and passion for ski touring and ski mountaineering and for getting out and exploring mountain ranges.

We organise over 60 ski touring trips abroad and over 15 meets in Scotland each year; day tours, hut-to-hut tours and expeditions. We have a strong focus on developing skills for ski touring and on supporting those interested in leading tours. We hope you enjoy exploring our website, and finding out about our Club.

AGM agenda and papers

The Annual General Meeting for 2021 is being held at the Mercure Lambert Arms Hotel, London Road, Aston Rowant, Oxfordshire, OX49 5SQ on Saturday 6 November at 17:30. The agenda and papers for the AGM are available on the website (remember to log-in):

AGM agenda and papers

AGM weekend: 6/7 November 2021

The details for the AGM weekend on 6/7 November are on the website. This includes booking arrangements for the Mercure Hotel in Thame. If you're attending the dinner, please make your menu choices and pay by 30 October at the absolute latest. There are several informal activities on the Sunday. Full details are available through this link (remember to log-in):

AGM weekend information

Webinar: 2 November 2021

At 8pm on Tuesday 2 November, Rob Benton will be talking about ski touring in the beautiful southern French Alps, covering Briancon, the eastern edge of the Ecrins and the Queyras. Rob has lived in the Ecrins since 2007 and is a UK Mountaineering and climbing instructor. He is currently producing a free ski touring guidebook. For full details go to:

Webinar - 2 November 2021

COVID-19 guidance

Our advice on COVID-19 and club activities has been updated. You can find the advice here:

Covid-19 advice

Glossop members event - 10 November

Simon Watts is organising an evening get-together in Glossop on 10 November to provide an opportunity to meet other members and share your favourite or interesting ski-touring experiences. Food and drink will also be available. For full details click on this link (remember to log-in):

Glossop members event - 10 November

Low carbon challenge competition - winner to be announced soon!

Our Low Carbon Challenge competition has now closed. The winners of the two fantastic prizes donated by Facewest and Backcountry UK will be announced soon - watch this space!!

Club tours 2022

The programme for Club tours for 2022 is now available. There are 60 tours, including some aimed at younger members of the club. Detailed information about each tour will be uploaded by tour leaders in the next few days. Here is a link to the programme:

Club tours 2022

Scottish Meets 2021/22

The Scottish meets programme for 2021/22 is now available. There are 15 meets, including several training meets, and it runs from November 2021 to April 2022. Here is a link to the page:

Scottish Meets 2021/22

2021 Yearbook

The Yearbook of the strangest winter season in ESC history is now out and you can also read it online by clicking here: Yearbook 2021

If you haven't received your copy, please contact Mike Hendry and he will follow up.

 

Featured Video

The Club's YouTube Channel has a wide range of videos from members, including the first in a series of "After Eight" talks from data-avalanche.org. This focuses on the key role of weak layers in triggering slab avalanches. To view the translated version, click on the "watch on YouTube" button or change your settings to allow for English subtitles.