As UK's longest and widest indoor ski slopes with real snow, Manchester's Chill Factore is the nearest you'll get to the real thing, making your skiing practice more authentic than ever before.
Hitting the mountains for the first time can be a daunting experience. More still, if you haven't skied much before (or at all) you can often spend the majority of your holiday learning just the basics, which is a bit of a waste when you've gone all the way to the Alps, isn't it? That's why indoor skiing at brand new slopes like Chill Factore are the perfect way to practice whilst still sliding down real snow with a lively atmosphere. The slopes have been specifically designed to appeal to everyone from professionals to beginners, giving you no excuse to go and check them out.
You're probably wondering just how real this "real snow" is. Chill Factore has a specially designed machine that reduces the temperature and creates indoor clouds which snow down on the environment. It has to be seen to be believed but you can read more about just how it's done on their construction page. In total you'll find 25,000 square metres covered in snow, making the whole area look and feel just like the real thing.
It's not just for skiers, either. There'll be lots more going on including snowboarding, rock climbing, skateboarding and, perhaps best of all, a snowplay area for the kids where there'll be igloos, slides, snowmen and a toboggan run! Beyond that you'll also find shops, bars and restaurants covering the 4.3 hect-acre site, adding to that genuine alpine village atmosphere.
Situated close to the Trafford Centre, David Lloyd's Fitness and the JJB Soccerdome in Manchester, Chill Factore is in an accessible area that's already visited by millions of people every year. See the location page for specific details on where to find the slope and we'll see you up there!
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