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 Julie Dean-Roberts in advance if you want to join the lesson.

Coffee shop - Café Extreme - opens 9.00am.
Slope opens 10.00am.
Julie Dean-Roberts, Janet Winstanley or Brian Alcock will be there to meet and greet 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 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, October 28, 2018

Reporter Brian Alcock

The season at the Chill Factore started with an excellent turnout. We had 20 members on Thursday 11th and I had very positive feedback on the 3 instructor's. Often the first turns of a new season are like a step in the dark but the instructor's and our own John Cook managed to shine a light and show the way. One of the Ladies told me she was returning after an injury! SCoM girls are tough!

The Wednesday evening session had it's usual challenging slope conditions with lots of bumps but I find the regular's relish this. Once again we had instruction by one instructor and John Cook. Our chairman Richard Meyers joined us and took the opportunity to make us all feel better by taking a tumble. You need to fix those heels Rick. Rick's a telemarker and a very good one (but don't tell him I said so)!

Should anyone like to join us, there will be Chill Factore instruction through to the end of March.

Hope to see you there... Brian Allcock

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.