Founded in 1936, the Lake District Ski Club operates a 360 metre button tow on Raise, next to Helvellyn in the Lake District National Park. An hour's walk from the mines at Glenridding, Raise is positioned for the best snow conditions in the Lakes and the tow gives access to a substantial part of the mountain. There are up to nine distinct pistes available, depending on prevailing conditions, the longest of which is almost a mile. Raise's ungroomed pistes provide for a unique experience, with a total of sixty days of skiing enjoyed during particularly good seasons..
The Lake District Ski Club offers one of the most cost effective ways of skiing. £30 gives you membership and a free day of skiing, whilst £55 gets you membership and a full season pass (£5 discount for standing order), meaning you can ski as many times as you like. In fact last year you could have skied on Raise for less than a pound a day.
You can pay by Paypal, standing order, or you can pay cash at the tow hut.The ski club is run entirely by volunteers, who work throughout the year to make what is one of the best places to ski in England. Join here
PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT HAVE ANY SKI HIRE OR TUITION FACILITIES, ACCOMMODATION OR HOLIDAY PACKAGES.
The ski tow at Raise is staffed by volunteers. Please help them by making sure that you have read and understood all of the information on this website, abide by the rules and obey all signage.
Watch our short video about Raise, made in 2009 by club members Ben Barden and Debbie McGowan.