Other Nordic Ski Clubs

London Region Nordic Ski Club

Manchester Cross Country Ski Club

Glasgow Ski Touring Club

Yorkshire Dales XC Ski Club

Lakeland Cross Country Ski Club

Local ski tows

The following are links to various ski hills (maintained by local clubs) within driving distance of Newcastle. The websites provide information about operating times for ski tows as well as current snow conditions for the area (worth checking even if you are just ski touring in the area).

Allenheads (Allen Valley on the edge of the Pennines)

Lake District (eastern slopes of Helvellyn)

Weardale (about 10 miles west of Stanhope)

Yad Moss (Cumbria/Durham border between Alston and Barnard Castle)

Lowther Ski Club (near the A74 between Carlisle and Glasgow)

And one more – see Glenmore Lodge for groomed ski trails near Aviemore.

Nordic Ski Equipment

Braemar Mountain Sports (in Braemar, Ballater and Aviemore – best in the UK for cross-country, telemark and alpine-touring, plus loads of good expert advice)

Backcountry UK (based in Ilkley, similar range but a bit more niche)

Euroski (mainly for track skis/boots and roller skis) (skis/boots/roller-skis, plus organised coaching in Hyde Park)

Wooden skis (lots of fascinating stuff about wooden skis and how to look after them)

Holidays and Tuition

Totally Nordic (run by Olympic XC skier Alan Eason, who is based in Austria)

The Telemark Ski Co (still going strong! – holidays with tuition in Europe and Scandinavia – telemark and Nordic touring)

Telemark Tracks (excellent telemark tuition and a website with lots of useful tips)

Exodus (group-led XC ski holidays in Scandinavia and elsewhere)

Headwater (more group-led XC holidays)

Inghams and Crystal (both good for package holidays including accommodation and getting you to the resort)