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FAQ Membership Frequently asked questions

Here is a list of the answers to the most frequently asked questions concerning SAC membership.

If you have any questions about SAC membership, have a look at this page. If you can’t find the answer, don’t hesitate to contact us. We will be delighted to provide you with additional information.

How can I become a member of the SAC?

To join the SAC, follow the steps of our registration process. Ten to fourteen days later, you’ll receive your membership card, the bill and all the relevant information concerning your membership.

Can I join without being a member of a specific branch?

No. You have to adhere to a specific branch. You can’t just become a member of the association itself.

Which branch should I choose?

You can choose whichever branch you like but we suggest that you choose the one closest to where you live.

How much is the annual fee?

The annual fee varies depending on the branch but it is between CHF 80.– and CHF 110.– per year. The yearly fee for families is between CHF 110.– and CHF 280.–.

Can I join the SAC if I don’t live in Switzerland?

Yes. All the information plus the magazine «Die Alpen» will be sent to you even if you live abroad.

As a member of the SAC, am I also a member of the Rega for example?

Children and young people aged between 6 and 22 years old automatically become Rega patrons. Adult members of the SAC are not automatically insured but can benefit from special insurance offers.

How do I cancel my membership?

You must send a letter of resignation to your branch. Your membership will be cancelled at the end of the year.

Why do I need a digital SAC-account and how do I activate it?

Every SAC-member can connect to the SAC website using their personal SAC-account. It can be activated by using your membership-number and your PUK which you find on your membership card. All members do have full access to the contents of the route portal, the new SAC-Ap and the magazine (including the archives, which date back to 1864), an advantage which only SAC members can avail of.