6.08.14 Summer Camps

As Scotland continues to be battered by winter storms, it appears many Scottish skiers and snowboarders across the central belt have headed indoors in search of their snow sport fun.

Snow Factor, Scotland’s only indoor real snow facility at Soar INTU Braehead just west of Glasgow city centre was operating at slope capacity on stormy New Year’s Day and on 2 January. A fortnight into 2015 and the operator reports there continues to be extremely high weekday and weekend demand for lift passes and lessons, including its ‘fast track’ and ‘learn to ski and board in a day’ packages.

Open 364 days of the year and promising skiers and snowboarders of all ages pristine, windless snow conditions, Snow Factor also offers a discounted lift pass to holders of an ‘all areas’ resort pass who can head indoors when the Scottish mountain resorts are affected by bad weather.

Whatever the mountain conditions in the coming days, Snow Factor is also looking forward to joining ski resorts around the world to celebrate the third annual ‘World Snow Day’ on Sunday (18 January).

Organised by Federation Internationale de Ski (FIS), from the west of Scotland to as far afield as Patagonia, South Africa and China, World Snow Day encourages all winter sport enthusiasts and especially those aged 4-14 year-olds to celebrate all things snow.

On Sunday, Snow Factor will be offering children (under 16 years old) a free (30minute) sledging session* when accompanied by a full paying adult (£11). Children will also receive a free lift pass to ski or snowboard when accompanied by a full paying adult (£26).

Jamie Smith, owner of Snow Factor (The Ice Factor Group), commented: “The storms in recent days and weeks have certainly impacted on Snow Factor with on going healthy demand for our ski and snowboard lessons and lift passes.

“As Scotland’s only indoor snow sports destination, lovely fresh snow and windless conditions are assured. We look forward to again helping the international snow sport community celebrate World Snow Day this Sunday with a free ski or sledging experience for young snow sport enthusiasts.”