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Wednesday November 26, 2008 - Email this article to a friend

The Club holds its AGM tonight as a group tries to overturn its off piste skiing policy.

Arguments have been flying thick and fast at the Ski Club of Great Britain over a change to the way it leads skiers and snowboarders off piste. 

The organisation was formed in 1903 and is the largest snowsports club in the UK with 34,000 individual members.

The policy was updated last winter following an accident off piste in Switzerland in 2007, and some members are disappointed with the new restrictions.

4 members are now standing for election to the Club’s governing body to overturn the new rules and the outcome should be known tonight. 

The Club authorities have mounted a strong campaign to get every member to vote, while the 4 are accusing The Club of malpractice in how it is conducting the election and have even threatened legal action.

There's also a very heated debate going on in the Club’s Chat Room with hundreds of posts and all sorts of accusations being made.

It's the first time in recent years that a single issue group has tried to get voted on to the Club's governing body and if they succeed it could have significant implications on how The Club is run.

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