Storming End to Sunshine World’s 6th Winter Season and Incredible Summer and Winter Early Bird Holiday Offers

Sunshine World MD, Al pulling a backwards barrel roll at the 2011 Kia Snow Cup … more here from Al:

Well, where to start on such an action packed season? By far our best ever season with our best ever team and our most satisfied guests every single time. With the ever dynamic global events making our future less and less clear I personally feel more gratitude for every moment I can spend on the slopes and focusing on making our guests happy than ever before. I am an optimist so I’m sure the world will continue to evolve for the better and with leaders as great as Barack Obama shining the way we must always remain hopeful.

This season has been characterised by our largest ever instructor training group with more than 30 people training through our professional ski and snowboard instructor training Academy and 22 people, all by now great friends, taking their official exams with me as I write to you now from sunny Andorra. I always dreamed of having a training system which really embodied our core philosophy with regards to teaching skiing, snowboarding and tennis- we must at all times focus on helping people to enjoy their sport, personalise the experience to make it exciting, safe and just right for each person. Never get bogged down in set systems which lead to nowhere but FLEXIBLY use the vast number of tools, exercises, techniques and PASSION which we have learned to unlock new areas in YOUR ability and build your confidence, consistency, coordination, understanding and integrate the skills into your muscle memory for the next time. Most of all the key thing is PERSONAL ATTENTION. Due to our very large team of instructors on our Pro Team and budding instructors on our academy every Sunshine World guests this season has been treated to professional, knowledgable, personal attention on the slopes in a way which I’m certain is incomparable to anywhere else.

We’ll report on the results from the class of 2011 in our next newsletter. I’m confident of very good results across the board. To book for next year check out: and For all enquiries received within the next month we’ll guarantee last year’s prices and could maybe even lower them further if you’re really keen and you can convince us how big a dream it is for you.

Congratulations once more to Sunshine World’s very own Pro Team member, Mikey McKernan who won the 2011 Kia Snow Cup Rail Jam beating even me 😉 Deservedly I might add! What an awesome performance- check out the videos to see the thrills and numerous spills!

We’ll be finishing the season in style now in Andorra and Zakopane. Do note that the very best value holidays are always in the early and late season away from the main school holidays. Easter ski deals this year will be exceptional and regardless of what you may have heard there’s still plenty of snow on the slopes in many resorts. Grandvalira, Andorra, remaining open until 25th April with guaranteed snow: Email us for current special offers. We have contract rates with the best hotels in Andorra and our partners at the Sport Hotels never cease to pull out all the stops to offer Sunshine World guests a great deal.

When the snow melts our attentions turn to the beaches and mountains for some sunny summer holiday antics and we’ve prepared the very best offers to unique locations delivered in a personal way with hand-selected, inspected, trusted, professional and friendly hotels and resorts. The main recommendations this summer are: the island of Pag, Croatia, All inclusive, private beach holidays at Seashells Resort**** at Suncrest, Malta and great fun and very cheap mountain adventure holidays staying at the luxurious and insanely fun Sunshine Chalet in Zakopane, Poland: from just £10 per person per night all summer!

A huge thank you as always to all the guys and girls who continue to make this season our best ever: James, Jola, Rienk, Adam (DJ Section 303), Pockle, Barbara (the Wonderful Barbara!), Mute, Big Friendly Viking (BFV), Pikachu, Kerri, Goofy, Plectrum, Seany B, TJ Bush, Big Graham, Katie, Tricky, Sticky Ricky, Jonas Bonas, Aussie Brett, Swanny (stop looking at me Swaaaaan!!!), Scottish Mike, Kiwi Tom, Stevey Rich and Mattress King.


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Sunshine World at the Kia Snow Cup, Bialka Tatrzanska, in Poland

Click for Sunshine World at the Kia Snow Cup video on YoutubeSunshine World hits up the KIA Snow Cup 2011: The KIA Snow Cup 2011 was recently held in the Zakopane area! The Sunshine World Pro Team and Academy members headed to Bialka Tatrzanska to compete in the rail/box and big air freestyle competition.

On the first day the rail competition was held. In the morning the team registered and grabbed their numbered bibs and headed over to the competition area where the practices had begun. Alan Garcia, Mike McKernan, TJ Alty and Ben Tricarico all hit up the rails and boxes, pulling off some sick manouvers. TJ had been really ill the night before, but that was not stopping him from trying some truly insane tricks, including 270 spins onto the rail and several 180s onto and off the elements. Alan was hitting up everything, both on his board and skiis (the only mixed competitor in the competition!) and was perfectly landing pretty much everything. Ben and Mikey were really pushing themselves too, Mikey especially, the crowd favourite being a 180 spin onto the box, 180 onto the 2nd stage and yet another 180 off the end! Sick!

Click to view video posted by KIA Snow Cup on FacebookIn the afternoon there were practices for the big air competition, time for the Sunshine World team to push themselves to the limit! Competing were Alan Garcia, Matty Alder, Greg Calcutt, Ben Tricarico, TJ Alty, Adam Ward, Joe Marples and Ben Pocklington. This was many of the team’s first massive jumps and nerves were building! Both Matty and Greg shot straight for a backflip, neither of them landing one on their first attempt, but Greg started to nail them after some practices – his first ever backflips! Matty, after getting tired of trying for flips, went for a huge spin but (due to a previous rugby injury) wound up so hard he dislocated his shoulder, popping it back in as he landed! Hardcore! Alan went straight for a huge flip on his skis, nailing it perfectly first time! He was on fire, even managing to land a very challenging frontflip!

Sunshine World’s Mike McKernan – winner of the Snowboarding rails

At the end of the day the team gathered to chat about their day and boast about their best tricks. After a couple of TV interviews and photographs the results for the rail competition were ready to be announced! Our very own Mike McKernan was announced the winner of the Snowboarding rails! None of us could believe it, especially Mikey! We all let up a huge uproar of support as a very shocked Mikey held his hands and head high, basking in the limelight! Not too bad for his his rail session of the season! He won a bag full of free stuff, including t-shirts, a 500GB HDD, a board bag and loads of other awesome stuff!

The Sunshine World Pro Team had an amazing time at the KIA Snow Cup 2011, especially with one of our own taking the win! We expect to see many more great things from Mikey and the rest of the team in the future – be sure to keep an eye out! Hells yea!

The Most Fun and Best Value Summer Holidays For 2011 on the Island of Pag, Croatia, Delivered by our Own Team on the Ground

After many years of searching we have definitively found the ultimate up and coming, incredible value and extremely beautiful summer destination. The serene beachside, island village of Novalja: coupled with the hedonistic party beach Zrce: offer something for everyone. Families, teens, 18-30s- All will fall in love with this exciting and still largely undiscovered destination. This is now actually Sunshine World’s 3rd summer season organising holidays to Novalja and our 6th season organising holidays to Croatia. Join us this summer and you wont be disappointed.

The prices below are our early booking specials available for bookings made before 1st May 2011 (confirmed with the deposit of £50 per person and subject to availability). Clubbers: Please note that during the summer festivals accommodation is booking up VERY fast already so don’t hang about if you want to party with the big headliners.

Popular Example Quotes
Example 1: 22nd Jul – 29th Jul 2011

Accommodation in a beautiful apartment for group of 6 people: with air cond., balcony, pool.

Package including:

• 7 nights
• return airport transfer from/to Zadar airport

Prices from just £355.00 per person (for group of 6 travellers)

Example 2: 10th Jul – 17th Jul 2011

Accommodation in a comfortable appartment for group of 2 people: with air cond., balcony.

Package including:

• 7 nights
• return airport transfer from/to Zadar airport

Prices from just £225 per person (for group of 2 travellers)

Contact us for a personalised, no obligation quote.

Optional Novalja Supplements/Additional activities:

  • Breakfast can be offered: 6 eur/day
  • Wakeboard day just 30 eur/person
  • Transport to the beach on a public bus costs only £2
  • Taxes included

All Prices and packages are subject to availability. All prices are based on two people sharing a twin or double room. Children’s prices are based on sharing a twin, double or triple room with one or two full paying adults, family rooms may be available with price on request. We reserve the right to change our prices. Your confirmation invoice price will not change.

Sunshine World Malta

Sunshine World is very proud to have an exclusive allocation of 5 rooms (2 sea view, 3 garden view) all season at this incredible luxury 4* all inclusive beach resort in Malta. We have been offered such excellent contracted rates that we can pass on these amazing savings to you. Remember that we can include return flights and airport transfers into all our holidays at efficient prices.

Send us an email now for a personalised, no obligation quote. This is probably the best value summer holiday money can buy for summer 2011!

Twin Room Rates Supplements (per person/night)
BB HB AI Single Sea view Side sea view
1st April to 30th April FROM £21.50 FROM £27.00 FROM £35.50 FROM £11.00 FROM £9.00 FROM £7.00
1st May to 31st May FROM £29.50 FROM £35.00 FROM £44.00 FROM £11.00 FROM £9.00 FROM £7.00
1st June to 30th June FROM £29.50 FROM £35.00 FROM £44.00 FROM £11.00 FROM £9.00 FROM £7.00
1st July to 24th July FROM £38.50 FROM £44.50 FROM £53.00 FROM £11.00 FROM £9.00 FROM £7.00
24th July to 27th Aug FROM £51.00 FROM £56.50 FROM £64.00 FROM £11.00 FROM £9.00 FROM £7.00
28th Aug to 30th Sept FROM £38.50 FROM £44.50 FROM £53.00 FROM £11.00 FROM £9.00 FROM £7.00
1st Oct to 31st Oct FROM £29.50 FROM £35.00 FROM £44.00 FROM £11.00 FROM £9.00 FROM £7.00

more on Sunshine World Holidays in Malta here

Winter 2011/ 2012 Early Bird Special Discounted Ski And Snowboard Holiday Offers

For more information please contact us any time by email: or by phone: (0044) -207 581 4736

All Inclusive Poland Packages
Basic Poland Packages
Ski/Snowboard Poland Packages
Off Peak March and April 2011 Feb Half Term 2012 Early Bird Specials Christmas 2011 Early Bird Specials New Year 2011/ 2012 Early Bird Specials
All Inclusive Packages
Catered Chalet From £445
From £395*
From £565
From £515*
From £555
From £505*
From £555
From £505*
3 Star Hotel From £545
From £495*
From £615
From £565*
From £795
From £745*
From £835
From £785*
4 Star Spa Hotel From £625
From £575*
From £765
From £715*
From £865
From £815*
From £1,395
From £1,345*
5 Star Spa Hotel From £725
From £675*
From £865
From £815*
From £915
From £865*
From £1,495
From £1,445*
Basic Packages ** (include accommodation and return airport transfers)
Catered Chalet Basic From £275
From £225
From £345
From £295
From £330
From £280
From £330
From £280
3 Star Hotel Basic From £375
From £325
From £395
From £345
From £575
From £525
From £615
From £565
4 Star Spa Hotel Basic From £445
From £395
From £445
From £395
From £645
From £595
From £1,195
From £1,145
5 Star Spa Hotel Basic From £545
From £495
From £545
From £495
From £695
From £645
From £1,295
From £1,245
Ski/Snowboard Packages
First Timers From £175 From £225 From £225 From £225
Intermediate to Advanced From £195 From £225 From £225 From £225
Expert From £225 From £225 From £225 From £225
Supplements/ Reductions
Single room
Groups of 2/3 people +  £75 £75 £75 £75
Own Equipment deduct – £30 £30 £30 £30
Large Group 20+ minus 5% minus 5% minus 5% minus 5%
Children under 12-reductions available subject to availability and specific hotel/chalet

* These prices are all based on a group of 4 people travelling for 7 nights. Small supplements are added for groups of 2 and 3 people (£150 in total). These packages basically include everything on the ground apart from flights all delivered hands on by our very own Pro Team of internationally qualified ski and snowboard instructors.

** Please note that the Basic Packages are based on a minimum of 4 people in a group and include return airport transfers to/from Krakow to/ from Zakopane and accommodation including breakfast.

Links to other Sunshine World holiday packages

For more information please contact us any time by email: or by phone: (0044) -207 581 4736

Testimonials of Sunshine World Guests

Hi Al,

Nigel and I would like to thank you and Barbara very much for organising a great holiday for us. The travel arrangements and the transfers to and from the slopes worked really well. The instructors were ‘awesome’.

The Maple Lodge was a very friendly place to live and we really enjoyed their wholesome breakfasts! Our room would have benefitted from a wardrobe to hang our clothes up and some curtains to keep out the early morning light especially after we had been clubbing until the early hours.

Thanks again,

Pat Smith February 2011

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Dear Alan,

Flo and I once again wanted to highlight the great and exciting time we shared with you at Zakopane.

Everything was perfect : from the accomodation @ Skalny Hotel to the wide range of skiing activities and slopes we went to. We of course enjoyed the enthusiastic and relaxed atmosphere showed by your boys.

Let’s hopefully meet each other for another round next year!

Flo & François

Travelled with Sunshine World to Zakopane, Poland in January 2011

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Hi Alan,

Thank you so much for an amazing four days in Zakopane. Your orgnisation, as always was superb and the Pro Team excelled themselves! What a fantastic team you have this year – Suzy and I loved our time with you all and we were made to feel so welcome, even late at night in Paparazzi! I loved spending time with Ben and skiing with him – thanks for that. Have a fabulous birthday tomorrow and I hope that you have some more snow soon..

With love and very best wishes

8th Feb 2011

p.s. Suzy has definitely got the skiing bug so you may be seeing us again sooner than you think!

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Sunshine World in the Media

Highly Inappropriate Comedy Video of the Month
Click for Sunshine Word Christmas Incubus Parody video on YoutubeIf you don’t find this funny then you probably shouldn’t come on holiday with us 😉