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”.

Special Olympics Fund Raising Event

Fun Race PENDLE Saturday 7th January 2017 8.30 – 1.30 approx. Some of you may know David Corr from our regular trips over to Pendle to take part in their winter race league events. Over the last eight years or so, I and others have seen David develop into a wonderful young man who absolutely loves his skiing and who takes great delight in kicking my ass in any of the head-to-head

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PENDLE WINTER RACE LEAGUE 2016 – 2017 A fun Slalom event traditionally well represented by ‘Sharks’. A great team relay event open to all ages and abilities from the Under Sixes to the Under Seventies! 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

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Race Training – Rossendale

To All Budding Ski Racers, We have the opportunity to conduct our own dry slope race training session at Rossendale Ski Club (Haslingden Old Rd, Lancs, BB4 8RR) on either Sundays 23rd or 30th October and we are gauging interest now to enable us to book the date that suits most willing participants. The session will be run by our own Ski Guru Norman Gill between 1 and 4pm and

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Summer Race Dates

The Summer Race League dates have been released for Festival Park Ski Club, Stoke. This Fun Event is aimed at all ages and abilities of Skier from the ones with little or no experience of competition who want to give slalom racing a go through to established performers wishing to gain competition experience without the ‘normal’ race day pressures. These events are a great fun way of improving your technical skiing whilst

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T Shirt Competition

Hey guys! We have lots of exciting things to tell you about! First of all, we have the return of the yellow t-shirt competition! However, there is a new twist – the person wearing the t-shirt must NOT be a sharks member! You will be marked on: the originality of the pose, a short story about how and where you got the picture taken and the originality of your t-shirt

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Moguls and Race Training

For some time now the Sharks Instructor Team have recognised that we should be offering our members more opportunities for your wider Skiing Skill Development. Specifically Mogul Skiing and Slalom Race Training. I am pleased to announce that we have arranged for Sharks Mogul Skiing sessions at the Halifax Ski Centre. The two initial sessions are to be held on SUNDAY November 29th and SUNDAY December 13th at 10.30am to 12.30pm.

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Race Training Session in Pendle – 6th June

This session will be for those new to race training, as well as established racers. There will be practice sessions through the poles, as well as some timed runs, so that you can assess your progress. It will be great training for anyone entering the Yorkshire Champs on the 20th of June, and also for anyone interested in the dry slope race sessions at Rossendale and Pendle. Also, a big

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Yorkshire Champs

Yorkshire Champs 20th June, Entry now live see https://secure.jotformpro.com/form/33361941089963

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