Race

Race/Slalom training takes place on the 4th Saturday in each month under the direction of Snowsport England coach Norman Gill and ex-England Alpine Squad Team Member Frank Reardon.

For many years, groups or individual ‘Sharks’ have attended the Summer Race Leagues at Ski Rossendale, Lancashire and Festival Park Ski Club, Stoke, and, as winter approaches, the Winter Race League Series at Pendle, also in Lancashire. Fun races are an ideal introduction to racing and are aimed at skiers with little or no experience of competition who want to get into racing. These events also appeal to established performers wishing to gain competition experience without the normal race day pressures and skiers who want to have fun and try something different on a plastic slope amongst friends.

Individual timed runs, head to head racing and tag team relays are the making of the day and all ages and abilities of skier are actively encouraged to take part. The leagues have become quite a social event and are traditionally well represented by Sharks with the participants regularly spanning 6 – 60 years of age.

The fun race series is organised by race team manager and level 2 instructor Paul Smith. He’s the man to talk to should you require the dates and any further information on any of these particular race circuits. Paul generally participates in the events themselves and, thus, is on hand to offer advice, tips and any morale boosting that may be required.

As the skier gains more experience they can compete at Snowsport England race level by participating in the Club National and National Grand Prix circuits, National Championships and even on snow in Scotland and abroad.

You will find upcoming training and racing events advertised on the Sharks Website and Facebook page.

For more information or to express an interest in racing, speak to any of our instructors or alternatively contact us and leave a message with the subject  “race”.

Fun Races

Hi Sharks Two upcoming fun slalom races to announce: PENDLE FUN TEAM SLALOM EVENT 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

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Barry Drummond

SSE Level 1, UKCP Level 1 and Vice Chair. I discovered skiing fairly late when my daughter Tanisha decided she wanted to learn so I learned to ski with her. Since then we’ve both become big enthusiasts. I love skiing and since qualifying as an instructor/coach absolutely love helping to bring the best out of our amazing members too.

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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

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