Centenary Events 2025

The Eagle Ski Club was founded by a group of British skiers staying at the very large Palace Hotel in the very small Swiss resort of Maloja (up the valley from St Moritz, and on the pass between the Engadine and Bregalia regions) in 1925.

Planning for the Centenary

A special working group is planning events and activities throughout our centenary year of 2025 to celebrate the club's achievement and heritage as well as its future. Amongst the ideas are:

  • A special Alpine Meet, incorporating day tours, training courses, lectures and a dinner;
  • A 2-day ski-mountaineering symposium (following on from the successful ones previously held at Plas-y-Brenin and elsewhere), provisionally at the Duke of Gordon Hotel in Kingussie in Scotland on the weekend of 15-16 November 2025;
  • A centenary publication, supplementary to the Yearbook, with more extended articles covering all aspects of the club's history and the development, practice and future of our sport;
  • A London dinner, possibly with a guest lecturer or after-dinner speaker, in the autumn of 2025;
  • Special merchandise (clothing etc.) incorporating a centenary logo;
  • An event at the club's birthplace, Maloja, possibly in conjunction with the local Ski Club Maloja, and with an emphasis on family involvement;
  • A flagship exploratory expedition and/or "world ski tours" organised by members in different parts of the world, "micro-adventures", and various ski challenges through the year;
  • Charitable activities in furtherance of the club's initiatives on climate care and the encouragement of youth and diversity in the club, possibly in association with other relevant organisations.

Further details of these events and activities will appear on this page as planning progresses. In the meantime, if you would like to help organise any of them, or have ideas of your own, then contact John Barnard (archivist@eagleskiclub.org.uk; 07985 465330) who is chairing the working group.

Membership Survey Aug/Sep 2023

A survey to assess members' interest in some of the events and activities suggested was carried out in the late summer of 2023, and a report on its results is available here. The views expressed by members will now be used to help plan the events to be held.

(Updated 14 November 2023; JMB)

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