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 John Weatherell or 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 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 John Weatherell or 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
By Janet Winstanley. Updated Saturday, April 28, 2018
Thursday 12th April ski meeting at the Chill Factore.
With Brian Allcock kindly taking over the role of ‘meet and greet’ I was one of the 15 members who attended the SCoM April Thursday morning session. A good turnout for the end (almost) of the ski season.
It was the start of the weekly Terrain Challenges which means that there were freestyle features on one side of the slope. Unlike previous freestyle/ramp features, where half of the slope is cordoned off, only a small part of the slope where CF personnel were building features had the barrier. The snow jump near the bottom of the slope was used by a few SCoM members, including myself. However my first attempt was more of a plop than the ‘big air’ that some of the youngsters managed. I did manage a few inches in the air later. I’ll leave the ‘big air’ to others.
Please don’t forget to let Julie Dean-Roberts know that you are attending any SCoM session and don’t forget to sign in on the day so that you are covered by SnowSport England’s third-party insurance.