Founded in 1936, the Lake District 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 by members during the 2012/13 season.
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, 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 (for a £5 discount), or you can pay cash at the engine hut.The ski club is run entirely by volunteers, who work throughout the year to make what is one of the best ski resorts in England. Join here
Watch our short video about Raise, made in 2009 by club members Ben Barden and Debbie McGowan.