100 Years of Ski Mountaineering


The Alpine Ski Club is an active and friendly club of independent ski mountaineers. It was the first ski mountaineering club in Britain (founded by Arnold Lunn in 1908). The objectives of the club are to promote mountaineering on ski and to encourage good fellowship amongst ski mountaineers; to encourage mountaineering expeditions on ski throughout the world and to promote a better knowledge of the mountains in winter.

We are delighted to welcome the acclaimed mountaineer and active ski mountaineer, Stephen Venables, as the club Patron.

For more information on how to join see Membership.

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19. Col du Chardonnet
The Alpine Ski Club offers grants for ski mountaineering training and ski mountaineering expeditions to remote regions


The club offers two grants for ski mountaineering – the Kenneth Smith Scholarship is aimed at mountain safety and training for younger people – the Memorial Adventure Fund is for more adventurous explorations on skis.

The Alpine Ski Club hires avalanche transceivers (beacons) for ski mountaineering

Equipment Hire

Tracker 2 transceivers are available for hire for all ski mountaineers.
A Garmin inReach Explorer+, RescueMe personal locator beacons and a Yellowbrick satellite tracker/emergency SMS are available for hire to members of the club only,

The Alpine Ski Club has a long history of promoting safety for ski mountaineering and hires avalanche transceivers (beacons) for ski touring


The club has a long history of promoting safety in the mountains. Visit our safety pages on the website to help in assessing safety and risks while planning your trip, and when out on the hill as the tour unfolds.