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

The 2018 Touring Programme is now available featuring 59 courses and tours, with a mix of professionally-led and member-led trips.

There is a wide variety, with hopefully something to suit everyone - from off-piste training through day tours and hut-to-hut tours to more expeditionary style trips.

Locations range from the Alps and Pyrenees to Morocco, Norway, Spitzsbergen, Iceland, Greece, Iran, Alaska and Canada.

For the full listing click here. The full details for each trip (itineraries, cost and organiser contact details) will be added incrementally over the next few weeks by each organiser. When these are available, the tour title will link through to the details - to access these, you need to be a club member, logged in with your username and password.

First Aid Courses

The ESC has organised a couple of two day Rescue & Emergency Care courses for members. They are geared towards First Aid in the outdoors with specific reference to ski type injures and issues surrounding first aid when ski mountaineering. These courses will be subsidised by the club and will cost £50 per person.

Aberfoyle, Scotland. 16-17 Sept 2017

Capel Curig, North Wales. 21-22 Oct 2017

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 in the Hawkshead Brewery in Staveley, Cumbria LA8 9LR and usually include a meal (see each event for specific details and timing).

Wed 6th Sept - Phil Wickens will be talking on 'Skiing in the Land of the Ice Bear: Ski Touring in Svalbard and Greenland'.

Wed 4th Oct - Mike Spencer will be showing his photos from his tours in Armenia and Georgia.

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 - Grindleford

Wed 20th Sept - An opportunity for local members to share photos (max 4 to 5) of their own ski tours in the last season. The lecture will take place in The Maynard, in Grindleford, starting at 7pm, with good food and drink available.

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.