Chill Factore has a bunch of offers on skiing and snow sessions for families looking to pause the real world and escape to the slopes this half term.
There may be a fair bit of doom and gloom at the moment, but a fun-filled and action-packed day out for the whole family is always on the cards at Trafford’s indoor ski slope and snow play complex, and after having been awarded with a Visit England ‘We’re Good To Go’ accreditation, you can enjoy these unique family experiences at a destination that follows all government and industry COVID-19 guidelines.
One of the highlights this half term gives you the opportunity to try out Chill Factore’s famous ‘Erik’s Trail’ for the very first time, so if your little one is already a skier or snowboarder, then this brand new challenge is the perfect adventure for them.
The trail features a combination of arches, gates, limbo, high-fives and small ride-on boxes that will change on a daily basis, which lets thrill-seekers weave and whizz down the slope in a different way every time they visit.
If it’s letting off some steam that you’re after, then the Junior Lift Pass – which is discounted to just £15 for one hour, £20 for two hours, and £25 for four hours – lets kids can enjoy hours of fun on the 180m real snow slope – and these discounted passes are also valid for Erik’s Trail too.
Passes must be booked online due to COVID-19 regulations, and the course will be available from Monday 26th October – Wednesday 28th October at 12noon – 4pm.
If sledging’s more your style, you can enjoy a £15 early bird offer for access to the family-favourite Snow Park.
Suitable for adults and children aged 4+, Snow Park is the ideal place to make some memories this half term and with four lanes to race down, the whole family can go head to head on the downhill donuts, or whizz down the real snow slope on sledges.
With a strict cleaning regime in place, it also means parents can relax and enjoy family time in this COVID-secure environment.
First time on the slopes or want to improve your skills?
You can learn to ski or snowboard with the help of Chill Factore’s expert and friendly instructors. With reduced class sizes, the new lesson format follows the ‘rule of 6’ guidelines and allows guests to learn a new skill in a safe and encouraging environment. Lessons are perfect for beginners who may be putting on a pair of skis for the very first time and completing their first exciting run of the beginner slope, or improvers who are learning to perfect their turns and speed control.
If you’re curious to give skiing or snowboarding a go, you can try a Fun Taster – which introduces you to the basics in just 50 minutes – or if you’re passionate to really get to grips with skiing or snowboarding, you can book a full day Lesson for just £99 midweek, and £119 during the weekend.
Despite constant changes to coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, Chill Factore is still able to offer its much-loved core activities, albeit with some adjustments and has even managed to see an increased overall guest satisfaction across its activities, whilst introducing new guidelines that ensure the safety of all team members and guests.
Speaking on the government’s latest announcement regarding a new three tier lockdown approach in local regions, Morwenna Angove – CEO of Chill Factore – said: “At Chill Factore we are fully committed to staying open and welcoming snowsports fans to our fantastic real snow slope, and [the recent] announcement has confirmed that we are still able to do that safely, here in Manchester.
“We’ve received our ‘We’re Good To Go’ accreditation, and have a number of safety measures already in place to ensure the safety of our guests and staff, including reduced lesson sizes and sanitising equipment.
“We ask that all guests follow the rules when visiting, but most of all we are that you enjoy spending time on the snow.”
All guests must book online and wear face coverings around the attraction and on the slope.
You can find more information via the Chill Factore website here.