Ski Club of Manchester local skiing
We have regular ski meets at Manchester's indoor slope, Chill Factore. Some are purely social events while at others the club provides instructors for on a fairly informal basis.
N.B. You must be a member of the Ski Club of Manchester to participate. It is possible to join on the day provided full payment is made. Details and application form here.
The free coaching we provide is not not suitable for complete beginners.
It is up to each individual to book the slope for themselves in advance. SCoM members can get a 15% discount with the code which is published in the newsletter or by presenting their membership card at "Guest Recepotion". Bookings can be made at reception, online or by telephone (0161 749 2222). There is a £1.99 Credit Card fee but the normal £2.99 telephone booking fee will be waived if the discount code is used.
Ski Mornings are usually every second Thursday in the month. Book ahead directly with Chill Factore to be sure of a place on the slope.
On the days where we provide coaching (October through to March) the instructors (3) will be available from 10.00am to 12.00 noon. We all ski and chat (some can even do both together!!) and go for coffee or lunch afterwards. Contact Julie Dean-Roberts in advance if you want to join the lesson.
Evening social ski / meets are usually every fourth Wednesday in the month. From October to March the Club provides an instructor from 8.00pm to 10.00pm for those who wish take advantage of free tuition and John Cook will be on hand for additional coaching. Again we go for a coffee, chocolate or beer afterwards. Book ahead directly with Chill Factore to be sure of a place on the slope and contact Julie Dean-Roberts in advance if you want to join a lesson.
Additional evening mogul sessions run from 8.00pm to 10.00pm and there is a £5 per person charge to offset the cost of the instruction.
News from the Chill Factore
Updated Sunday, April 28, 2019
Reporter Brian Alcock
March/April ski meetings at the Chill Factore.
The last two Thursday morning meets at Chill Factore have been pleasingly well attended with members taking advantage of the free instruction in March. Unfortunately due to a mix up with Chill Factore the March Wednesday evening meet was cancelled. Apologies for this and I hope no members were disappointed due to this. The first Thursday meet of the summer season saw members skiing with great style obviously benefiting from their various trips to the Alps and beyond. Unfortunately Chill Factore let us down again for the April Wednesday evening meet failing once again to provide an instructor. Fortunately on taking them to task over this C/F agreed to refund the lift pass fee for the members who attended. The committee are now in discussion with Chill Factore over their oversights and will surely make our displeasure felt.
We will continue to run meets at Chill Factore during the summer months so if wish to join us look out for the emails from Julie and my heads ups on Facebook.
Plesase don’t forget to let Julie Dean-Roberts know you are attending any SCoM session by the day before at the latest and remember to sign in on the day so that you are covered by SnowSport England’s third-party insurance. Usually Brian Alcock will be there to meet and greet.
On Thursdays, meet at reception at 10.00am Alternatively at 10:10am at the top of the slope.