Staying safe in the mountains is a top priority at the Ski Club of Great Britain and that is why we are launching a comprehensive and varied mountain safety programme this winter.

Our talks, hands-on sessions and courses will teach you about crucial avalanche safety equipment, mountaincraft techniques and will prepare you for your next adventures in the mountains – whether on your own trip, a Freshtracks holiday or a Mountain Tracks trip.

With talks in the UK, on snow training days in the Alps, American Avalanche Association courses and our new, in-depth Mountain Leader Course, we’re spreading the mountain safety message further than ever before.

So read on to find out more about our fantastic mountain safety programme – why not join us to take your knowledge to the next level?


The Ski Club’s new Mountain Leader Course takes the place of the former Leader’s Course as the Club’s premier development course.

It will run for 10 days out in Tignes in December and includes mountain safety training, ski performance sessions and a comprehensive package of leadership training.

All training and instruction will be carried out by the Ski Club’s expert team, led by head of on snow services Owen Chapman and head of mountain safety, Bruce Goodlad.

For more information call 020 8410 2039 – further details will be released soon.


We’re excited to launch new avalanche safety courses out in the mountains this winter, designed to take your safety and awareness skills to the next level.

We will be using the American Avalanche Association’s Level 1 and 2 avalanche awareness and rescue guidelines and teaching methods on the course, giving you a formal qualification along with the skills you need when out in the backcountry.

For more information, give our team a call on 020 8410 2039 – further details will be released soon.


If you’re looking to develop your mountain safety skills and improve your use of vital safety avalanche safety gear, then book on to one of our one-day courses out in the Alps.

We’ll be running sessions in resorts in the French Alps throughout the winter. For more information, give our team a call on 020 8410 2039 – further details will be released soon.


Before heading out to the mountains, join us in the UK for informative, interactive and interesting talks, courses and events. For more information head over to the Events Calendar.

These will be led by our team of in-house mountain safety experts, including our head of mountain safety and internationally renowned mountain guide, Bruce Goodlad.

  • Mountain safety talks
  • Avalanche transceiver training

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