It’s the news that snow fans have been waiting for. Chill Factore has announced that it will be re-opening its 180m slope in Manchester from 17th August and has released a video to show guests what measures have been put in place to keep them, and team members, safe during their visit.  

The re-opening of Chill Factore, the longest indoor real snow slope in the UK, comes with some changes to opening hours, lesson sizes and the number of activities on offer to make sure guests can be safely socially distanced at all times. 

The team will be wearing PPE and protective screens have been installed at the main Guest Reception, along with multiple sanitising stations for guests to use on arrival, during their visit, and when they leave. In addition, snow fans must pre-book their tickets online and collect them from the self-service machines or Guest Reception upon arrival. 

To reduce contact among guests and in line with the current Government guidelines, the changing and locker facilities will remain closed and Chill Factore will not be offering clothing hire for its activities. Guests will need to arrive in warm, waterproof clothing and appropriate clean, grippy footwear before heading out to the sub-zero slope to enjoy the snow. 

For those activities where kit hire is essential, including lessons and lift passes, guests will be able to borrow skis, ski boots, snowboards and helmets, or of course, bring their own. All equipment will be subject to thorough sanitising and quarantine measures between each use, using a new anti-viral fogging machine which eliminates airborne viruses on contact. 

And it doesn’t stop there! Out on the snow guests will need to socially distance in the queue and on the ski lift. Plus, a brand-new Friends & Family lesson offering is available, in temporary replacement of Group Lessons. This means friends and family in the same household or support bubble can enjoy a lesson together out on the slope.

On the re-opening, Chill Factore CEO Morwenna Angove said: “We are thrilled to be able to reopen our doors to guests in August. Chill Factore has been granted the Visit England ‘We’re Good To Go’ accreditation meaning that all of the safety measures in place are in line with Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines. We ask that all guests follow the new measures for both their own safety and the safety of our team members, but most of all we ask all guests to have fun!

“We know many ski and snowboard enthusiasts, along with families that enjoy activities together, have missed the slopes over the last few months and are eager to get back out there. Not all of our activities are up and running just yet so please do check online before arriving a Chill Factore to avoid disappointment.”

Chill Factore has also released a video that illustrates the new enhanced health and safety measures that guests can expect when they visit. 

To book and find out more information please visit:

  • Lift Pass available from 17th August 2020
  • *Snow Park and Lessons available from 24th August 2020