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Chill Factore, Trafford
(3.2/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
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. Add Chill Factore to your Urmston travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Urmston itinerary planner.
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  • My son had his 7yr birthday party here. Initially, everything was fantastic - from getting sorted at beginning with menus, shoe sizes etc. Our meet and greet party girl was wonderful - friendly and no...  more »
  • Arrived early as advised and had our booking confirmed and where given our barcode tickets to collect our clothing. So far so good, sat my son on a bench while I queued for clothing, got back to help ...  more »
  • I went for a Beginner Snowboarding Lesson yesterday, and I must say the two instructors that were there were fantastic. They had so much patience with me (as I fell over quite a few times), which help...  more »
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  • Learning to ski over the summer on real snow is incredible. I have had 5 different instructors now for the various levels and all have been good in their own way. I now feel confident before my holiday in December. If you don't want to ski, there's a fun snow park or climbing wall and bars and restaurants to enjoy. A great day out or regular activity.
  • HI I have had superb customer service from the staff at this company. They helped pull a workable package together and even when I had to make changes the following day, they were very helpful and could not do enough to help. I would highly recommend this company. Thank you Kath Parkinson
  • Some of the instructors at Chill Factore deserve a lot of credit. Must be annoying keep picking people up that have not skied for ages ! I learned here last year before a ski trip and I thought it was a great way to get a taste before heading away. I call in now and again just to refresh. On Sunday I just kept falling over after about an hour and half of skiing, Gets really busy at a weekend but its great they open early on a Saturday.
  • Very efficient at times, rather slow at others. Well maintained, friendly staff and excellent tuition. Never pay full price. Sign up to their newsletter and there is almost always a sale on. Plenty of shops and places to eat, too.
  • It is what it is, compares nothing to a ski holiday, but great for people who want to start, try new tricks or want to do something for the weekend