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.

London Lecture - Wed 18th April

The ESC Spring London lecture will be held on 18th April at the Alpine Club, 55 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3QF (nearest tube Old St).

Derek Buckle will talk about a trip in April 2016 to the rarely visited Alichursky Mountains of Tajikistan. Despite unstable snow conditions, the team made successful ski ascents of peaks up to 5,021m.

All members and their guests are welcome to attend. New and prospective members are especially welcome to come along and learn more about the club.

A buffet supper at 6.30pm will be followed by the slide show at 7.30pm. Cost is £12 (including the buffet) when booked in advance or £15 on the door.

2018 Touring Programme

Most of the trips on the 2018 Touring Programme are now full.

Occasionally spaces become available if people need to pull out through injury etc, so check the full programme listing for latest status.

In addition to the formal programme organised by the club, there are also tours organised by members, which may have available space.


ESC Yearbooks Online

The club yearbooks from 2017 back to 2005 are online and provide a very useful resource for researching and planning trips. In addition, the yearbooks from 2004 to 1992 have online indexes, but you'll need to have a paper copy of those yearbooks to actually read the articles (eventually all of the articles will be moved online).

There are various ways to search the yearbooks, the list of yearbooks by year, with their content pages is here. You can also search for articles by region (e.g. Vanoise, Silvretta, Albula Alps etc) or search through the articles for a specific word or phrase (e.g. to find references to a specific hut).

To access the online yearbooks you need to be a club member and logged into the website.