Chill Factore

Essential indoor skiing information

Address: Chill Factore, Trafford Way, Trafford Quays Leisure Village, Manchester, M41 7JA
Telephone: 0843 596 22 33

Opening times

Main Slope 9:00am to 11:00pm. Extended hours on Wednesdays 7:30am to 11:00pm.

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What Should I Wear & What Equipment do I Need?

Think what you would wear if you were going sledging outside after it had been snowing. The Chill in Chill Factore should give you a clue that it is pretty cold inside, and although you are sure to warm up doing physical activities you still need to dress warm. Gloves are compulsory, but you should also wear a warm jacket, trousers, and thick socks. You can hire waterproof jackets and trousers at Chill Factore on arrival for just £5 for a jacket and trouser combo.

You’ll be glad to hear all equipment is included free of charge. If you plan to ski or snowboard the skis, boots, poles, helmet and snowboard are provided. If you plan to experience some serious snow fun with the Luge, Tubing, Sledging or Snowplay, your booking includes the hire of snow boots, a helmet and the appropriate equipment for your chosen activity.

On the Main Slope

Chill Factore's Main Indoor Snow Slope

Chill Factore‘s main feature is its impressive real snow slope measuring 180 metres (~591ft). The slope is 15 degrees, which is equivalent to a difficult blue run or an easy red run in the Alps. On here you can ski or snowboard, either simply by booking time on the slope and going it alone, or booking a lesson with a qualified instructor.

To learn more about the different kinds of lessons click here.

Beginner Slope

Get Beginner Skiing Lessons at Chill Factore

We all have to learn, so there is no better way than taking a beginners lesson on the beginners slope. This 40 metre (~131 ft) gentle slope is a great way to gain confidence and experience the fun of the snow in a safe and comfortable manner. There are various lessons available on the beginners slope, to find out more about learning to ski or snowboard at Chill Factore click here.


Tubing at Chill Factore

Fancy having plain fun on the snow, then tubing at Chill Factore is for you. On special tubing lanes you sit on a rubber ring and fly down the slope. Try it, you are sure to have a great time.


Luge at Chill Factore

Welcome to a whole new world of fun. This specially designed 60 metre (~197 ft) long ice slide is the only one of its kind in the UK. This particular thrilling ice slide is inspired by the Cresta Run, St. Moritz, Switzerland, where you will experience the buzz of an extreme toboggan run on specially designed mats.

Ski and Snowboarding lessons

Chill Factore is the perfect place to learn to ski or snowboard. On the indoor real snow slopes you get to learn on the real stuff, and you are taught by the finest instructors in the country. There are many options available to you to learn to ski at Chill Factore, from Taster sessions for those who have never set foot on snow in anger before, then there are beginner lessons as well as a range of more advanced lessons so that you do not look out of place on the slopes.

For those who have done a little skiing or snowboarding in the past but are still not 100% confident then Chill Factore offer Improver lessons, which get you in shape to test yourself on the main 180 metre slope. Chill Factore ski lessons also cater for the more experienced skiers who want to get that little bit better. Parallel development lessons work on technique, while Carver development lessons really teach you the skills to ski or snowboard harder and faster.

What about the Kids? Chill factore has not forgotten about the kids. Special ski and snowboard tuition for children aged 4-16 years is available at the Kids Snowsports Academy. There is also an Infant Academy for your very little skiers aged 4-6 and Junior Academies for skiers and snowboarders aged 7-16.

What else is there to do?

There are many more activities on offer at Chill Factore in Manchester, such as a snowplay area, sledging, airboarding, and a climbing wall. There are also special events, such as freestyle skiing and snowboarding and the race academy. Make sure you stay tuned to this site as we will keep you up to date on all current activities and special discounts, or better still sign up to our email list and get all these great updates direct to your email inbox. You can find the email list opt-in form in the sidebar.

Chill Factore Prices

There are many price options and as such we refer you to the official Chill Factore website. As a quick guide select prices are shown below:

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All information on this site was correct and up to date at the time of writing. You are advised to contact Chill Factore directly if you are planning a visit.