General information

The International Ski Club of Geneva (SCIG) is mainly open to staff members and former staff members of international organisations, to staff in permanent missions and the diplomatic corps, as well as to their families; the Club also admits other persons who are interested in its activities

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Membership fee

From 1 June to 31 May
Adults: CHF 50.- per year
Children: CHF 25.- per year (up to and including 16 years old)
On the day registration: extra fee of CHF 10.- per day
Non-members can participate in the activities, but they pay an extra fee that varies depending on section:
Alpine section: The extra fee is of CHF 20.- for adults and CHF 10.- for children
Nordic and summer sections: The extra fee is of CHF 10.- per person

How to become a member or renew your membership online

To become a member you should register online on paying with a card. You are not a member until payment is processed.

  • The ‘Become a member’ button on the homepage is for first-time members, then choose adult membership at 50.- CHF, then fill out your details and click on ‘Register your account’ button, you will then be able to pay online with your card.
  • If you register yourself as ‘Without membership’ you will not have access to all activities and you will have to pay a surcharge which will vary depending on the activity.
  • For old members that already have log-in details follow the steps below.

Registering for outings

Registration for alpine (downhill) ski outings (except weekend-long outings) takes place online only. This graphic shows how to. Check all the boxes that apply to you: transportation, ski pass, lesson, etc.). Your registration is not valid or your place secured until payment goes through. As space for outings is limited do not wait until the last minute to register. If you encounter problems registering online, SCIG members are available to help you most Thursdays in winter from 18h to 19:30h at the Varembé swimming pool restaurant located at av. Giuseppe-Motta 46 (permanence). You can also contact Raffaele Moresino, downhill ski coordinator

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Weekend-long downhill outings are done by email with Norayr Kurkdjian or during permanence as noted above.

Registration for Nordic ski and snowshoe outings is done by email as indicated on this page.

Downhill ski outing fees

Downhill ski lesson (5 to 12 pupils per class) CHF 40.- per day
Freeride classes. Selected persons having already taken the avalanche course of the SCIG. Minimum 4 persons (CHF 50.- per person)
Transport CHF 35.- per day
The price will be adapted in the case of an increase in the fuel cost or outings to Italian ski resorts.
Ski lift pass cost varies according to the resort.


Ski school: downhill and snowboarding lessons. Alpine ski and weekends. Alpine ski programme
Programme Ski alpin
Nordic ski lessons: Nordic ski and snowshoeing outings.
Programme Nordic Skiing and Snowshoeing

Mountain hiking, via ferrata, rafting, biking, …Summer programme
The SCIG also organises social events.


The International Ski Club has a partnership with the Ski Club Genève in order to widen our choice of activities especially for the younger club members:

  • snowboard outings for youths from 14 to 20 years old,
  • “new freestyle” for good skiers as of 12 years old
  • For further information :

The International Ski Club looks forward to welcoming members of the Ski Club Genève Club for cross-country ski and snowshoe outings.




The SCIG doesn’t provide health, accident or liability insurance coverage for its members. Health and accident insurance in Switzerland are usually provided by employers and liability insurance is available from many companies in Geneva. Mountain rescue insurance coverage is also essential, and is not provided by the SCIG, but is offered by many organizations in Geneva (TCS, Rega, “carte neige”,…).  It is mandatory for you to be properly insured for all risks relating to the different activities offered by the Club before participating.

Crossing the French border

Information provided by the French Customs Directorate

  1. Persons who do not have the nationality of a Member State of the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechenstein must be able to present at the border crossing a passport with a visa if the latter is required because of the nationality of the holder, or a passport + residence permit / legitimation card
  2. For citizens of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechenstein the document to be presented when crossing the border, in case of control, may be an identity card or a passport but the proof of the identity can be provided by any other means (for example using a document whose validity date has expired or with the help of other document if possible with a photograph as a driving license, health insurance card, etc.)
  3. Photocopies are not accepted

Please note

All programs are subject to changes owing to circumstances beyond our control. Each participant is required to hold an accident insurance policy. The Club declines all responsibility for those who ski without an instructor. For additional information, please contact one of the Club members listed here.