The central association of the Swiss Alpine Club SAC has over 135,000 members, grouped in 113 sections.
The General Assembly is the SAC's highest body. The General Assembly and the Presidents' Assembly meet once a year and are responsible for the Club's main direction and finances.
The Central Managing Committee is the Club’s actual governing body. It is supported by 10 specialised committees which deal with such matters as training, huts and magazines. The work of the Central Managing Committee and the specialist committees is done by volunteers.
The SAC’s central office is located in Bern; It is the nerve centre for members, sections and officials, as well as an information centre for the public.