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.

Webinar: Wild Turkey - 7 December

David Cowell is talking about the potential for ski-touring in Turkey in our next webinar on Tuesday 7 December. The talk will be illustrated with photos and stories from 6 different trips.  For full details click on this link:

Webinar - ski touring in Turkey

A Deep Dive into Avalanche Transceivers webinar - now on 22 December

The training webinar, which was due to be held on Wednesday 24 November, has been postponed due to work commitments. It will now be held on Wednesday 22 December at 8pm. For more details see: 

A Deep Dive into Avalanche Transceivers

Ecrins & Queyras webinar now on YouTube

Rob Benton's excellent webinar about ski touring in the beautiful southern French Alps, covering Briancon, the eastern edge of the Ecrins and the Queyras, is now available on our YouTube channel:

ESC YouTube channel

Low carbon challenge competition - winners!

The winners of our Low Carbon Challenge competition were announced at the AGM: Tim Winther won the transceiver from Facewest and Katie Nurton won the £100 gift voucher from  Backcountry UK. Well done to both!!

Interested in joining the Touring sub-committee?

The Touring sub-committee has a wide-ranging brief that lies at the heart of the principal activities of the club. The sub-committee usually has around nine members with a spread of experience and skills, and it meets 2-3 times a year (mostly online these days!). If you'd like to be involved and have ideas and/or experience to offer which might be useful then here's your chance to step forward! For more details click on the link below:

Joining the Touring sub-committee

New Yearbook Editor

After six years, Mike Hendry has retired from his role as Yearbook Editor. Mike has done a fantastic job as Editor and the Yearbook is a high-quality, informative and valued publication. A big welcome to our new Yearbook Editor, Tim Moss, who has been learning the ropes by working with Mike on the 2021 Yearbook. 

COVID-19 guidance

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

Covid-19 advice

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 also available online by clicking here:

Yearbook 2021

 

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.