Arolla club meet: 14-17 March 2025

A special celebratory alpine meet will be held at the Kurhaus Hotel, Arolla from 14-17 March 2025 (Friday-Monday). Arolla is a serene Swiss alpine village located at 2000m in the stunning Val d'Herens. It offers easy access to breath-taking mountains, glaciers, ski routes and CAS huts such as the Vignettes and Dix. It is part of the Espace Dent-Blanche which offers both Alpine and Nordic skiing and is famous for its position on the “Patrouille des Glaciers” ski-race and the classic "Haute Route” between Chamonix and Saas Fee.

We have secured exclusive private use of the historic Kurhaus Hotel with special half-board rates for up to 130 guests. The estimated cost per person starts around 320 GBP* for shared 4-person room and from 375 GBP* for a standard shared 2-person room and 420 GBP* for a shared 2-person room with mountain view balcony. The cost includes half-board dining for the duration of the 3-night stay. (*Final cost is subject to overall occupancy and excludes any drinks and dining supplements)

We anticipate a wide range of activities including day-tours, training and ski coaching sessions, possibly a "just for fun" skimo race, talks, exhibitions, and a special celebratory dinner on the Saturday evening. The club's touring programme for 2025 will include a number of multi-day tours which will start or finish at Arolla, or within easy reach, so as to link up with this event.

For 2025 only, this meet will replace the normal Argentiére weekend meet.

Arolla is accessed from Sion in the Rhone Valley, which can be reached by train from Paris (5h30, change Lausanne), Geneva (2h direct), Zurich (2h30, change Visp) or Milan (2h30 direct), followed by a Post-bus or shared taxi service up to Arolla. The planning team are also assessing additional transport sharing options.

Registration will open at 12:00h on 1st June and all members will be notified by an email from the club president with a link to full details.

Registration guidelines 

Planning is being handled by a small group of volunteers led by Graham Dudley, who can be contacted for further information on arolla25@eagleskiclub.org.uk