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.

2018 Touring Programme - Filling Fast

The 2018 Touring Programme is filling fast, with over half the trips now full.

Amongst others, there is still availability on off-piste and day tour trips to Klosters and Vallorcine in January.

In February, there is off-piste in Klosters and hut touring in Tuxeralpen.

Iceland, Sunnmøre (Norway), Andermatt off-piste and day tours in March.

In April there is availability on the Introduction to Ski Touring Course and hut to hut tours in the Val d'Anniviers, Bernese Oberland and a relaxed trip to the Jotunheim (Norway).

Regional Lectures

The club runs a series of evening lectures in locations across the UK. Follow the links for details of each event.

Cumbria

These lectures take place at Wilf's Cafe in Staveley, Cumbria LA8 9LR and usually include a meal (see each event for specific details and timing).

Wed 1st Nov - David Hamilton will talk about the third instalment of his multi-year project to travel from the Mediterranean to Vienna by ski.

Wed 29th Nov - Steve Wright will provide an account of the unlikely but beautiful Great Divide Ski Traverse across the Canadian Rockies, first skied in 1967 and still a major wilderness adventure.

Peak District

Lectures take place at The Plough Inn, Hathersage. Meet from 6:30pm.

Thurs 2nd Nov - David Hamilton will talk about the third instalment of his multi-year project to travel from the Mediterranean to Vienna by ski.

Wed 15th Nov - Simon Christy will describe a visit to Baffin Island to ski steep couloirs. This trip received support from the Club’s adventure fund.

Mon 4th Dec - Cathy O'Dowd has lived in Andorra for many years. She will be sharing some secrets on ski touring in the Pyrenees - the best places to go and where to find the resources to plan your trip.

Bristol

The lectures will be held at the Nova Scotia Hotel in Hotwells, Bristol. Food and drink at the bar beforehand, with the lecture at 7pm.

Tues 14th Nov - Steve Swenson: "Karakoram Climbing through the Kashmir Conflict".

Tues 21st Nov - Mateo Cabello: "Of Mountains and Men".

Tues 19th Dec - Paul Ramsden: "A tale of Four Axes (A Journey from Pudsey to Tibet over 30 Years)"

Tues 16th Jan - Dave Wynne-Jones: "Ski Mountaineering in the Caucasus"

 

Scottish Winter Meets

The club runs a programme of Scottish Winter Meets from January to March 2018. Scottish meets provide their own flavour of adventure and whatever the conditions, they are normally great fun with excellent company.

Touring meets are held in a range of accommodation in Fort William, Glen Lyon, Corrour, Glen Affric, Mar Lodge (Braemar), Glen Cova and Aultguish.

In addition, there is an off-piste instructional weekend in Aviemore, the Scottish Dinner Meet / Burn's Supper in Newtonmore and a series of day tours.