Sharks Holiday 2019

I know that it is only October 2017, and we have not yet had our 2018 holiday in Champoluc, Italy, BUT – I am already planning our Sharks 2019 Ski holiday. Details as follows: –

Date – 16th – 23rd February 2019

Venue – Falken Hotel, Wengen, Switzerland (The ‘spiritual home’ of Sharks)

Cost – I am unable to give you this yet but I will give you an approximate price when we have an idea of how many intend to go.

Now it is a ‘save the date’ but please let me know if you think you may be going, as it will give us an idea of how many beds we need to reserve in the hotel. Please email me –

We are aware that North Yorkshire are not on half term holiday on this date, but sadly we have had to go with most of Authorities. Easter unfortunately falls on the 20th April, far too late for skiing. Sheffield and Leeds school Easter holiday are 31st March, but no other Authorities are.

Please let me know. Molly


Nick Hill

Always try to be on time but was very late to finally start skiing. After a childhood of watching Ski Sunday my first go on planks was in my mid 40s when as a family we were able to give Tom and Molly the opportunity to ski that we never had as children.  Professional designer and photographer who likes to do things right. Passed Cycling Proficiency first time and like riding bikes, preferably up mountains! Mainly so I can go fast down the other side!

Nicky Parr

I didn’t start skiing until I was an adult, after a spectacularly failed attempt by Cam to make me a snowboarder – now both kids are much better skiers than I will ever be.
Professionally I have worked at BT and Openreach for 20 years, and am a qualified CIMA accountant. Currently Head of Finance supporting a business with more than 12k of engineers who connect and maintain the UKs phone and broadband services.
Life outside work seems to mainly be spent taxiing my 2 children to various activities! I am also a Board Member of a School Academy Trust and teach piano. Any spare time is enjoyed on holidays with the family.

Lucy Ridgeway

Membership Secretary

As a secondary school teacher, I am certainly not frightened of a challenge. It was through school in 2014 I had my first experience of skiing. I started with a very brief introduction on the dry ski slope and had to progress quickly to the mountains in Italy where I had a ‘crash’ course in skiing. From that point, I joined Sharks and my ski technique has been continually improving along with my social life!

Barry (Sugar Boy) Drummond

Vice Chair

I’m an ex rugby player and motorcycle racer and discovered skiing fairly late but am now a big enthusiast. I often represent Sharks in the various fun race leagues and am hoping to start my journey towards instructor shortly.

Child Welfare Officers Update

Dear Members

We would like to introduce you to Carl Carter.  Carl joins Julie Slater

as a Club Welfare Officer for Sharks Ski Club.

It is our role to safeguard the members of the Club and to help them have a positive and rewarding experience.

Sharks Ski Club is affiliated to SnowSport England (SSE) and complies fully with SnowSafe, SSE’s Child Protection Policy, a copy of which is available for you to see. We have procedures in place to ensure that all members are treated equitably and cared for whilst at the Club.

If you, or your child, has any safeguarding issues you wish to discuss please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Our telephone numbers and email addresses are shown below.

Your Club Welfare Officers are:

Julie Slater

Carl Carter

Tel:     07918603142

Tel:  07921 224750

We are usually at the club for the Saturday morning session.  Please feel free to come and say hello at any time.

We ask all parents or carers, and children at the Club to read and agree to the club’s Code of Conduct (one for parents and another one for the children). This is so we all understand what is expected of us and helps to ensure that everyone has a positive and happy experience here.

For best practice and guidance documents please visit SnowSport England’s website ( where information for parents, athletes and coaches can be found.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Julie Slater and Carl Carter