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

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

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

In February, there is off-piste (with instruction from John Hogg) in Klosters and hut touring in Tuxeralpen, plus the Club Weekend Meet in Argentière.

Andermatt off-piste and day tours (with instruction from John Eames) in March.

In April there is availability on the Introduction to Ski Touring Course, Ortler and Ski Photography Week.

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.

Many of the meets are now full, but it may be worth contacting the organiser in case a place becomes available.

There is still space on the Scottish Dinner Meet at Newtonmore, Mar Lodge (Braemar) and Ben Wyvis Hotel (Strathpeffer).

There is also a series of Scottish Day Meets for those based in Central Scotland, which are organised if conditions are suitable.

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.