• The Lake District Ski Club


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We're not currently accepting new memberships, although you may be able to ski as a day member on all but the busiest days. See our Twitter or Facebook channels for more.

Photograph of raise, showing the ski tow

​​Welcome to the Lake District Ski Club

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 in the Lakes and the tow gives access to a substantial part of the mountain. There are up to nine runs available, depending on prevailing conditions, the longest of which is almost a mile. Raise's ungroomed slopes provide for a unique experience, with a total of sixty days of skiing enjoyed during particularly good seasons. While it is an austere environment, we have a very cosy heated members' hut!

How do I join?

The Lake District Ski Club offers a highly cost-effective way of skiing. Membership is £50 per year when you pay by direct debit, meaning you can ski as many times as you like. Alternatively you can ski for a day as a guest for £20 when the tow is opened to all..

The ski club is run entirely by volunteers, who work throughout the year to sustain one of the best places to ski in England. Join here

Raise: the film

Watch our short video about Raise, made in 2009 by club members Ben Barden and Debbie McGowan.

The Lake District Ski Club is situated near the top of one of England's highest peaks. You should be well-equipped for a mountain environment and fit enough to make the steep climb up carrying your gear.


Getting to and from the tow safely is YOUR responsibility. Please help us by making sure that you have read and understood all of the information on this website (preferably before you post on our Facebook page...), obey all signage... and, most of all... have fun!