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 Saturday, January 5, 2019

Reporter Brian Alcock

Considering half of the regulars were away on the December ski trip, the Thursday morning meet was very well attended with 20 members present, some free skiing but most taking advantage of the free tuition available. It’s most heartening to see the improvement since the beginning of the season of members passionate about their skiing.

The Wednesday evening meet was it's usual challenge of bumps and hard pack although the bumps were quite fluffy. We had our telemarking chairman Richard Mayers and one new and three prospective members in attendance who took advantage of the Chill Factore instructor. These were snow boarders returning too skiing from the dark side (only joking snowboarding members). I have to give them all full marks not letting the conditions put them off. I noticed a good deal of progress during the session.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank the other people in the team that arrange the Chill Factore meets. Julie Dean-Roberts who does a great job in the background sending and passing on all your notification's and emails. And John Cook who is there with myself throughout the year coaching and encouraging all the keen skiers who attend. And, sadly posthumously, Paul Sharp who would come and give us his own special coaching. Last but not least, all the regulars who come and share their passion for skiing.

There will be Chill Factore instruction through to the end of March. Some call skiing the emotion of motion why not joins us at the Chill Factore and turn that frown around!

Hope to see you there.


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.