The Eagle Ski Club is the UK's largest and most active ski touring and ski mountaineering club, with over 1300 members.
Club Sponsored Tours
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.
Member to Member Tours
In addition to the tours on the formal club programme, club members may also post details of their own tours on the website, to allow other members of the club to contact them and potentially join their tour. These tours are known as Member-to-Member Tours; they may either be led by an amateur member of the club, or they may be professionally led.
Scottish Skiing Weekend Meets
During January to April, the club organises a series of Scottish Skiing Weekend Meets. Scottish skiing has a unique ambience and even though it may not be possible to ski on some occasions, these are always very sociable occasions with a range of activities on offer.
UK Weekend Meets and Training
During the summer, Weekend Meets are held in the UK providing an excellent opportunity to meet other ski-tourers and plan future trips - whilst walking, climbing or mountain biking. The club's Annual General Meeting Weekend is held in November. The club also organises Training Sessions, for example on rope skills or first aid.
Lecture evenings are held across the country - often in the Autumn. The locations vary (see the Lecture Programme), but recently lectures have been held in:
- Peak District (Hathersage)
- Lake District (Staveley)
The club's printed Yearbook is produced every October and posted to all members, with 180 pages of articles and photos describing tours which have taken place in the preceding season. The website has an online archive of yearbook articles which are useful for planning tours (available to members only).
Grants are available to assist younger skiers (under 35) get started in the sport; to train members who wish to lead club tours; and to encourage expeditions and other adventurous trips.
Joining the Club
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.