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.

Check our events page for dates and times and join the mailing list for updates and reminders of meets.

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

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 in advance if you want to join the lesson.

Coffee shop - Café Extreme - opens 9.00am.
Slope opens 10.00am.
John Weatherell or Janet Winstanley will be there from about 9.30am.

Ski Evenings

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 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 David Atkinson. Updated Wednesday, September 6, 2017

We had a good turn out for August and now we are into Autumn with the ski season approaching, we are hoping for more members to join us for some fun skiing and "apres-ski!" September's skiing is on Thursday morning 14th, 1000 to 1200 followed by refreshments in Costa. Wednesday evening 27th, 2000 to 2200 (8 to 10pm) followed by apres in Wetherspoon's.

The events at the Chill Factor for September are:

  • Moguls on the 7th to 9th
  • Ladies only morning is Tuesday 12th
  • Over 50's morning with coffee and cake on the 26th September