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.

2020 Touring Programme

 

The 2020 touring programme features a wide range of trips including off-piste training courses, day tours, hut to hut tours and adventurous trips to remote areas. The locations include the Alps, Pyrenees, Norway, Eastern Europe, Canada, Russia and Chile.  

Note - you need to be a club member and logged in to the website to see the full details.

 

Scottish Winter Meets

 

The club runs a programme of Scottish winter meets from January to March each winter - the 2020 programme is now available. Scottish meets provide their own flavour of adventure and whatever the conditions, they are normally great fun with excellent company. The 2020 programme has a diverse range of trips - from camping expeditions to skiing steep gullies on Ben Nevis, and from comfortable lodges to the very popular Scottish dinner meet. 

Club News: AGM, affiliation, insurance and membership subs

The AGM will be held in Aviemore on 23 November 2019. It's part of a wider weekend of activities, including a ceilidh and dinner, and there is good snow cover in the Cairngorms! If you're interested in coming along, you can find details here or contact Chris Watkins.

At the AGM, there will be a vote on a resolution to increase the cost of membership by £10 from May 2020. This increase is the result of an essential change to our national affiliation and third party and club liability insurance. The President's Report to the AGM provides background information for the resolution. A club-wide email was sent out on 16 November providing an update and further information. If you don't subscribe to emails, you can request a paper copy by contacting the Club Secretary, John Hayward, or you can see the email at: https://mailchi.mp/b108861298a8/club-news-affiliation-insurance-membership-subs.

If you have any concerns about the issues raised in the email, particularly in relation to the proposed increase in the cost of membership, please contact John as soon as possible and by 23 November at the latest. Many thanks.   

Low carbon travel

When planning your tour(s) for next winter, why not plan to be more carbon-friendly this season? Options include travelling by train, grouping some trips together (rather than on separate trips) or, if you're travelling by car, teaming up with other people. If you have to fly, you could buy some carbon credits to offset the carbon emissions from your flight. The verified credits offered through the Club represent carbon captured in trees planted in Bolivia. They are sold at £7 per tonne, which would offset roughly two return air flights to Europe. For more information, visit the low carbon travel section page.