Chill Factore, Stretford

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When it opened in 2007, Chill Factore was the widest indoor ski center in the world. At 180 m (590 ft) long and 100 m (330 ft) wide, it claims the Guinness Book record for the longest chain of skiers to travel 100 m (330 ft) without breaking. Besides indoor piste skiing, the center also houses Alpine Village and a number of snow activities that don't require strapping on skis, including snow tubing, sledging, air-boarding, a snow zipper, and "Avalanche" snow sphering. The latter puts a rider into a giant ball that rolls down the snowy slope, simulating what it might be like to be inside an avalanche boulder. If you're hungry after your snow sports, visit the Mont Blanc Restaurant on the upper deck of Alpine Village to dine with a view. A visit to Chill Factore represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Stretford online trip maker to plot your vacation.
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  • we had a lot of fun here,i think it is always attractive and fun to ski in the summer time,we made booking on the internet and had no queues,,,you must go early or before 12 noon so there is less peop...  more »
  • Visited today for our full day Improver Skiing course, excellent day, really pleased with the facilities, the new kit area is really impressive and everything is easy to use. While a full day includin...  more »
  • Was really looking forward to this and wasn't dissapointed. Got there early incase it was busy and was able to check in early. We opted for the snow park. Had a good look around and managed to get a f...  more »
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  • Did a course learning how to ski Moguls. Process of getting skis, boots etc. was efficient and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Snow was in excellent condition and the slopes weren't too busy. Only negative was the ski pass gates; they are old fashioned, requiring you to physically put your pass in the machine each time you go through them. On top of that one gate wasn't working leading to a bottle neck.
  • First ski lesson today at chill factor in Manchester - what a great day and experience! Great group of people and even though I spent most of my day on my bum, I will definitely be back. A massive thank you to our instructor Stuart!! He was supportive, patient (especially with me), and created such a enjoyable experience - top bloke. Thanks Stuart, I will be back to finish what we started, if u can take it haha. If you want to learn ask for Stuart he was a credit to the business !!
  • We booked on for day lesson starting from 11 until 1900. The nursery slope was very crowded with three lessons going on at the same time as well as an expanded area roped off for a kids party for slides. Alex the instructor was very good even at only 17. After half way we were served either a pizza or jacket potatoes. Alex sat with us it was good to see him as part of the group. The end of the lesson saw the group moving to the main slope for the last hour. Overall it was a very fun day. Will definitely be booking on to do the next course.
  • Great for kids but I cannot fathom how they justify charging parents. It is not like a theme park or zoo. The entertainment on offer is strictly for kids. So YOU as an adult pay to enter a facility to sit at a table while your kids are quite rightly off enjoying themselves. YOU then dip further into your wallet/purse to buy food and drink for your whole party. Nice set up. Personally I think adults willing to bring children should be given free entry and/or as much coffee and tea they can drink.
  • Scandalous admin fees. Daylight robbery. Booked a 3 course beginner course for my 8 year old son. £50 a class. First lesson today and he really enjoyed it. We booked this class months ago. Turns out we can't make 3rd class in 2 weeks time so I tried to reschedule £30 ADMIN FEE TO REARRANGE WITH 2 WEEKS NOTICE. WHY??? please justify. What loss is involved that £30 work is now involved? Rip off. Fees not clear at all. Blatant profiteering.

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