Recent years have seen a real boom in the number of people out enjoying the mountains on skis or boards, well away from the boundaries of the ski areas. The challenge and rewards of ski mountaineering are different from those of the well-managed piste, and the mindset and many of the skills required have a lot more in common with the world of mountaineering. Mountaineering Scotland is the representative body for snowsports tourers as well as mountaineers and climbers, and on this page you can read just five of the many reasons you should join.
Whether itís foul weather gear or a new set of skis, the discount you get from being a Mountaineering Scotland member can more than pay for your membership.
Through Mountaineering Scotland membership you have access to mountain huts and all their facilities in all the main mountain areas of Scotland, getting you a base close to the action.
If youíre headed for the Alps - and, face it, sometimes Scotland doesn't come up with the snow you're after - membership of Mountaineering Scotland entitles you to purchase a reciprocal rights card from the BMC, giving discounts on many huts owned by European Alpine Clubs.
Our campaigning work on access helps all mountaineers, whether on foor, ski or board, ensuring not just that you have access to the mountains but also ironing out potential conflicts.
Our quarterly magazine for members is full of great walking, climbing and mountaineering stories and pictures, and the news and views that matter to mountaineers in Scotland. It's free to members Ė and a reason to join all on its own.