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About GTSC

Founded as Glasgow Nordic Ski Club in 1984, we are a small and friendly club, with a fine range of skiers, from the really good to the pretty mediocre, but we have all been beginners and we welcome all sorts. We aim to provide a medium for the spread of information between members and by bringing together like-minded people, to help everyone to get out on the hills with skiing companions to suit.

Snow conditions in Scotland have been pretty variable in the last few years, but we maintain a regular programme of winter weekend meets. This provides the opportunity for club members to go away for weekend and day trips and enjoy a cheerful break with other club members.

Members are generally generally adaptable, varying the skiing activities according to the weather and snow conditions: on the tops if good, in the corries and gullies if too windy or claggy up on the plateau, or down on the tracks if good cover low down, and occaisionally even on the downhill pistes.. Equipment used varies from ski-mountainerring, carving telemark, mountain touring telemark, and lightweight track skis. If there really is no snow, then we would generally go for a walk, or take bikes.

To get the best of the snow conditions, we habitually ski in the Cairngorms and outlying hills. Club members also regularly ski abroad – Norway, Finland, France, Austria, Italy and Canada in recent years.

We also have occasional evening meets during the winter with guest speakers on a variety of topics. Outwith the skiing season, we have monthly weekend meets for walking and cycle touring. Sea kayaking has been mentioned and may feature in the future. It is quite acceptable to join and only come on the summer meets.

We have now have one BASI Instructor in the club who is qualified to teach Level One Telemark and Level Two Alpine.

We have a vibrant FACEBOOK GROUP which is well used to spread news about snow conditions etc..

You will be very welcome.

For a MEMBERSHIP FORM go to LIBRARY DOWNLOADS page, and find it in MEMBERSHIP FOLDER




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