Membership of the Eagle Ski Club provides you with a range of excellent benefits include:
- We're a very active club with lots of members throughout the UK and overseas, giving you lots of opportunities to go ski touring and to meet up with like-minded people.
- Our club is affiliated with Mountaineering Scotland, providing us with combined liability insurance cover and a wide range of other benefits.
- A strong focus on training, leader development and supporting youth and diversity.
- Access to our online library of Yearbook articles, expedition reports and photographs which helps you plan future ski touring trips.
- A commitment to sustainable ski touring.
An active club with lots of members
We have over 1350 of the UK’s most active ski-tourers to share information with and plan trips together. Each year we run a programme of over 60 Club Tours both guide led and member led, providing day tours and hut-to-hut tours in the Alps and further afield, as well as a range of instructional courses covering off-piste techniques, avalanche awareness and ski touring skills at all levels from introductory to Club Leader. Members are also encouraged to put information about their own ski tours on to the website in order to promote them amongst other members.
We also run a large programme of Scottish skiing meets (sometimes starting in November and running through to April) and occasional day meets.
We run a number of lectures each year, usually in the autumn, which are great opportunities to meet and socialise with other members. This year, we've started a webinar series which will run from June to December 2020. Webinars are recorded and then uploaded to our own YouTube channel.
We have an active private group on Facebook with over 530 members, with members swapping information and ideas about ski touring, ski tours and gear. Our online forums are also very popular.
Affiliation with Mountaineering Scotland
In 2019, we affiliated with Mountaineering Scotland to provide the club and our members with better combined liability insurance that covers ski touring, ski mountaineering and off-piste skiing.
This arrangement also provides our members with access to a wide range of other benefits provided through Mountaineering Scotland. These include an excellent quarterly magazine, a huge number of discounts with accommodation providers, shops and other businesses, and access to huts. We also provide a number of discounts directly to members.
A strong focus on training & leader development
Helping members to develop and improve their ski touring and mountaineering skills is central to our approach as a club. Training is focussed on avalanche awareness, navigation, ropework skills and first aid. We provide a range of awards to help younger skiers (aged under 35) get started in the sport, to help members go on more adventurous trips and for members to pull their own trips together with other members.
We need a steady supply of members who have the skills, experience and aptitude to become leaders who can help deliver our touring programme. The leader development programme includes a training course, self assessment and mentoring.
Access to almost 100 years of knowledge
Our Club was established in 1925 and since then members have been on thousands of tours to the Alps, Scandinavia and many other locations. Each year we produce a high quality Yearbook, which contains articles and reports on the past year's tours and future programmes. As a member, you can search our online archive of Yearbook articles. ,