First Aid Course



Registered with Ofqual

Meets the requirements of all HNGB’s including BASI, SSE, & Scotland

DATE:       9th & 10th  June 2018

VENUE:    Snozone, Castleford

COST:       £90. 00

TUTOR:   Molly Gill


NB:  This is the only course I will be running this year for Sharks.  For any other dates, please see the BASP web site:

Flight and Transfer Information Update


The easyJet flights from Manchester to Geneva on Saturday 16th February, returning Saturday 23rd February, are now released. BUT – they are extremely expensive – ie £700 return trip per person. Please remember this is national half term week…!!
We have looked at other options, and Manchester to Basel is cheaper – ie Saturday £325, Friday and Sunday are even cheaper. There is only 1 flight on each day.
Consequently, it appears that people are looking at alternative flight and travel, therefore at this stage I am unable to say that we can organise transfers for you. Please remember that the price DID NOT include transfer. We did originally think that if we all arrived at Geneva at the same time, we would organise a coach, but the cost of the coach would have been divided amongst us all.
All I can advise at this moment, is – please let me know when you have booked your flight and to which airport. I can then co-ordinate groups and advise or help arrange pickups for you If there is only a few of you at an airport, then it may well be cheaper for you to catch the train.
The trains run direct from Geneva and Basel airports, to Lauterbrunnen (your destination). If you need any advice on train travel, then please contact me and I will put you in touch with the Halls who are very experienced in travelling by train from both Geneva and Basel.
I am also advised that self-drive is approximately £600 for tunnel and road charges.
Thank you,
Molly, on behalf of the holiday committee.

Sharks Holiday 2019

Sharks 2019 Holiday quote for Wengen

From 16th – 23rd February 2019 (aprox 80 – 90 people / every 25 paying 1 free HP)


1 welcome drink

7 Nights’ Accommodation
7 Continental buffet breakfasts
5 four course dinners with 3 choices of main course

6 Children menu up to 11 yrs

1 Cheese fondue dinner

1 Falken Buffet

1 daily Sandwich (for lunch)

6 days   Jungfrau ski pass


Prices per person                                                          TODAY’S (19/2/18) £ Conversion.
Adult                                 Chf. 1400.00                    £1,048.00       

Senior                                Chf. 1370.00                   £1,025.00

Teenagers 16 – 19yrs    Chf. 1330.00                    £996.00

Junior 12 – 15 yrs           Chf. 1200.00                    £897.00

Children 6 – 11yrs           Chf.   995.00                    £745.00


Rooms for Sharks:

7 Family rooms

2 junior suite

8 superior twin or triple

4 twin bath

9 twin shower

2 single

1 apartment with 3 twin rooms


Not in price

Bus transfer (Geneva)  aprox 3800.00 (60 people bus) return  (Approx £50 each)

train ticket Lauterbrunnen – Wengen return aprox 11.00  –  (Approx £8.50p)



Flybe from Manchester to Geneva is £420 return.

Jet2   from Manchester to Geneva is £382 return

These are today’s prices and departure is around 6.30 am  – We MUST all arrive in Geneva around the same time for the coach transfer.

EasyJet have not released February 16th prices yet.

Fun Races

Hi Sharks
Two upcoming fun slalom races to announce:

The final meeting in Pendle’s Winter Race League is Saturday 3rd March. Please register your interest with me now as I’ll be submitting the teams Thursday 1st March.

This is a fun Slalom event traditionally well represented by ‘Sharks’. The order of the day will be team relay and is open to all ages and abilities from the Under Sixes to the Over Sixties!
This really is a fun morning of tag slalom racing which evokes a fantastic team spirit and is a great introduction to racing without the normal race day pressures of the more formal events. Expect lots of action, you won’t be stood around for long, and we’re finished by lunch time!
Aim to be there for 8:00 to 8:15am if you want to get in a few invaluable practice runs prior to events starting 8:45 to 9:00am.
The entry fee is only £10 plus £3 for kit hire if required. Should you need more information please e-mail me: or text/message me on 07774 845 444 (under 18’s please copy in a parent/guardian


The first of Festival Park Ski Clubs Summer Race League kicks off on Saturday 10thMarch. Either pre-register or enter on the day but do remember to e-mail your intent to – all the registration details are shown within the Race Poster. Feel free to keep me in the loop so I have an idea of who is attending.

The format will be two individual timed runs through a slalom course to determine how you stand within your age group on the day. You’d then be placed into groups of four according to your quickest timed run for the second session of the day, dual slalom head to head races – very exciting and great fun!

The event is open to all ages and abilities, they’re fun, they’re not pressured, you’d be amongst friends and I’d love as many of you as possible to attend, you wouldn’t regret it – ask around!

As always, should you need more information please e-mail me: or text/message me on 07774 845 444 (under 18’s please copy in a parent/guardian).

appy Skiing!
Paul Smith
Race Team Manager


Cancelled 17th February

Dear All,

as the more observant among you will have noticed, we are in the middle of the Winter Olympics.

You may also be aware that 4 Sharks athletes are competing in the Games this year.

This Saturday Katie Summerhayes will be competing in the Slopestyle Competition (heats at 1am, and final starting at 4am).

We are all so proud of our amazing athletes that we are going to pull an all-nighter in our desperation to shout at our TVs in the early hours in support.

As a result we have decided to cancel this Saturday’s session, but should be back to normal the week after.

Good Luck Katie

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