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.

Summer Meets 2018

Summer weekend meets are a great way to meet up with other Eagles and make plans for the following winter. Follow the links for full details of each meet.

Swanage (Langton Matravers) 29 June to 1 July 2018. This is a camping meet at Acton Fields in Langton Matravers,  located within easy walking distance of coastal climbing and walking. There is beach access a couple of miles away and also good biking and walking inland. If the weather behaves, a BBQ is planned for the Saturday evening.

Robertson Lamb Hut, Great Langdale 13 to 15 July 2018. Booking is now open for this well established meet at the Robertson Lamb Hut in Great Langdale in the Lake District. It is possible to extend your stay on request. Lots of climbing and walking is available from the door and a four course dinner is included on the Saturday.

Leaders Meet, Castleton 5 to 7 October 2018. Anyone with an interest in leading or coordinating a club tour is welcome at this meet, which will be held at the Castleton Youth Hostel in the Peak District. Please contact Phil Jardine to book a place.

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.