Here is the weather forecast for New Year’s Day in Glasgow. No wind, tonnes of crisp fresh snow and plenty of fun!

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At least that’s the wintry conditions promised at Snow Factor Braehead just west of Glasgow city centre when Scotland’s only indoor real snow destination open its doors to ensure skiers and snowboarders of all ages can celebrate New Years Day in style.

Named Scotland’s ‘best family day out’ at the 2016 Scottish Entertainment and Hospitality Awards, the gargantuan facility includes two slopes, uplift, ice-wall, sledging and the Bar Varia après ski bier halle and restaurant.  On New Years Day it’s offering its special ‘early riser’ (11am-3pm) and ‘late riser’ (3pm-7pm) tickets.

Sold out in 2014 and 2015, the £35pp ticket includes a ½ day lift pass and a full Scottish breakfast & can of Irn Bru.

Jamie Smith, owner of Snow Factor Braehead, commented: “What better way to celebrate the New Year than to tuck into a hearty full Scottish breakfast and then to enjoy a few hours with family and friends on the slopes.  Whatever the outdoor weather forecast, indoors it will be windless with perfect visibility and crisp fresh snow.  It’s a very popular event and tickets will be limited so we are encouraging skiers and snowboarders to pre-book.

“We wish all of our customers and the wider Scottish skiing and snowboarding community a very healthy and happy New Year.”