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Ultimate Birthday Parties Ideas for kids!

Ultimate Birthday Parties Ideas for kids!

  • Aug 20, 2017

Birthdays only come around once a year (unless you’re the Queen…) so why not make it the most fun and memorable celebration for your child!? We have birthday packages to suit kids of all personalities: THE SLEDG-END [From 5 years] The birthday boy or girl can go sledging for 30 minutes with up to 34

Summer Snow Camps | 7th – 11th August

Summer Snow Camps | 7th – 11th August

  • Aug 20, 2017

How did the week unfold?  MONDAY – Campers arrived at 8.30 and met their camp leaders, Will, Dyllan and Alan and other campers. The Freestyle Ski and Pro ski camps campers spent the day getting their snow legs back on the slope while Rookie ski campers started their lessons. TUESDAY – Campers spent the morning on the

BRITISH SNOW-SPORT STARS SLIDE INTO SNOW FACTOR

BRITISH SNOW-SPORT STARS SLIDE INTO SNOW FACTOR

  • Aug 20, 2017

© Sam MellishPictured (credit British Ski & Snowboard): Billy Morgan practices in Snow Factor’s freestyle park Billy Morgan of the British Park & Pipe team slid into Snow Factor Braehead late last week for some final on snow training at home ahead of their hectic World Cup season and the hope of competing at the

Summer Snow Camps | 17th-21st July

Summer Snow Camps | 17th-21st July

  • Aug 20, 2017

How did the week unfold?  MONDAY – Campers arrived at 8.30 and met their camp leaders, Will and Tiree and other campers. The Pro ski, Rider ski and Pro Board campers spent the day familiarising themselves with skills on the slope. TUESDAY – Campers spent the morning on the slope and headed to Lazer Quest after lunch.

Summer Snow Camps | 10th-14th July

Summer Snow Camps | 10th-14th July

  • Aug 20, 2017

This week Camp leaders Chris, Alison and Denni had the pleasure of welcoming another group of awesome kids to camp. We ran 3 camps this week: Freestyle Board, Rookie board and Pro ski. How did the week unfold?  MONDAY – Campers arrived at 8.30 and met their camp leaders and other campers. A full day on

Instructor Tips for New Snowboarders

Instructor Tips for New Snowboarders

  • Aug 20, 2017

If you are looking for a few tips on what to work on after you have completed your level 5 lesson, this is what we recommend: Make sure to close of your turns and head all the way across the slope instead of straight down the hill. This will help to keep you in control

PROST!  EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE FOR OKTOBERFEST 2017

PROST! EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE FOR OKTOBERFEST 2017

  • Aug 20, 2017

Saturday 30 September will see the hugely popular celebration of Oktoberfest return to Bar Varia, the Tyrolean styled Bier Halle and Restaurant in Snow Factor Braehead. Sold out last year, partygoers who love their German beer, wurst and song have the chance to snap up early bird tickets for just £15pp before 1 August. Last

Summer Snow Camps – 3rd-7th July

Summer Snow Camps – 3rd-7th July

  • Aug 20, 2017

Last week we had the pleasure of welcoming juniors aged 7-15 on to 3 different Snow Camps: Rookie Ski, Rider Ski and Rookie board camp. What did we get up to during the week? MONDAY – Campers arrived at 8.30 met their camp leaders and other campers. A full day on the slope learning the basics

SCHOOLS OUT – TIME FOR SUMMER SNOW CAMP!

SCHOOLS OUT – TIME FOR SUMMER SNOW CAMP!

  • Aug 20, 2017

It’s almost the summer holidays – and not time to pack away the skis or snowboard! For just like Britain’s top skiers and snowboarders, who use the likes of Snow Factor Braehead just west of Glasgow city centre to prepare for the 2018/2019 World Cup season, the school holidays are also the perfect opportunity for

Scottish Skiers / Snowboarders Impress at British GBX Snow Trails

Scottish Skiers / Snowboarders Impress at British GBX Snow Trails

  • Aug 20, 2017

Three talented young skiers and snowboarders from Cambuslang (South Lanarkshire) and Bearsden (East ) have taken a further step towards fulfilling their future World Cup and Winter Olympic ambitions following their success at the recent GBX Ski and Boarder cross Trials (20 May). Hosted at Snow Factor Braehead, Scotland’s only indoor snow sports destination, the

WINTER IN ALL SEASONS

WINTER IN ALL SEASONS

  • Aug 20, 2017

A decade ago, the idea of skiing, snowboarding and even ice-climbing on real snow and ice in the height of summer – and indoors – would have been dismissed as a gimmick. For millennia, human activity has been dictated by the seasons. Summer equates to surf, sandcastles and cycling – not snow! Yet in Scotland’s

CHANCE FOR SKIERS/SNOWBOARDERS TO IMPRESS AS BRITISH SKI & SNOWBOARD CROSS TRIALS RETURN TO SCOTLAND

CHANCE FOR SKIERS/SNOWBOARDERS TO IMPRESS AS BRITISH SKI & SNOWBOARD CROSS TRIALS RETURN TO SCOTLAND

  • Aug 20, 2017

Young or old, talented Scottish skiers or snowboarders who aspire to compete for Great Britain and potentially as a future Winter Olympian will soon have the chance to impress selectors with their skills and attitude. For the British Ski and Snowboard Cross (GBX) Trials will return to Snow Factor Braehead on 20 May – and

  • Aug 20, 2017

SNOW FACTOR MEMBERS CAN NOW GET 30% OFF AT ICE FACTOR, KINLOCHLEVEN. Ice Factor discounts for Snow Factor members 30% off the following: Rock climbing taster Ice climbing taster Equipment hire Aerial Adventure Course/ Giant swing Hit the ice – must make minimum booking of 2  10% off group instructed sessions: One hour private rock or

WINNING BID TO SEE ICE FACTOR GROUP EXPAND INTO ENGLISH SNOWDOME MARKET

WINNING BID TO SEE ICE FACTOR GROUP EXPAND INTO ENGLISH SNOWDOME MARKET

  • Aug 20, 2017

  The owner of Scotland’s only indoor snow sports facility has further underlined its expertise in the adventure tourism market after winning a bid to operate a new £30 million indoor snow dome planned for Middlesbrough in NE England. Ice Factor Group, the independent owner of Snow Factor Braehead to the west of Glasgow and

IT’S SHOW TIME FOR SNOW FACTOR AS  FILM FANS AWAIT ‘THE THING!’

IT’S SHOW TIME FOR SNOW FACTOR AS FILM FANS AWAIT ‘THE THING!’

  • Aug 20, 2017

Tomorrow night (Thursday, 23 February) will see Snow Factor Braehead, Scotland’s only indoor real snow facility transformed into a pop-up ‘cinema’ when it hosts a one-off screening of John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’ as part of the 13th annual Glasgow Film Festival (#GFF17). All tickets are sold out for the special 35th anniversary screening of the

SNOW-SPORT VENUE TURNS CINEMA!

SNOW-SPORT VENUE TURNS CINEMA!

  • Aug 20, 2017

SNOW FACTOR GLASGOW TO HOST SPECIAL SCREENING OF THE THING It’s a gargantuan venue more accustomed to hosting fun-seeking skiers, snowboarders and ice-climbers.  However, Snow Factor Braehead, Scotland’s only indoor real snow facility is set to use its sub-zero real snow setting to put the chill in dozens of horror film-fans when it hosts a

Bar Varia Scoops Up Best Bar None Award for a Second Year

Bar Varia Scoops Up Best Bar None Award for a Second Year

  • Aug 20, 2017

For the second consecutive year, Bar Varia, the family friendly Bavarian styled restaurant and bier halle within Snow Factor Braehead has scooped a gold award and won the Independent Bar category at the prestigious Renfrewshire Best Bar None Awards 2016-2017. Bar Varia, renowned for the quality of its food offering, including tasty Bavarian platters and

‘SNOWED OUT’ … For World Snow Day!

‘SNOWED OUT’ … For World Snow Day!

  • Aug 20, 2017

KIDS WILL FLOCK TO SNOW FACTOR FOR WORLD SNOW DAY on Sunday 15th January 2017.  This Sunday (15 January) Snow Factor Braehead will be packed with excited young skiers and snowboarders as Scotland’s only indoor real snow facility joins the global celebrations for World Snow Day. In its 6th year and organised by the Federation

NEW YEARS DAY FORECAST FOR GLASGOW …

NEW YEARS DAY FORECAST FOR GLASGOW …

  • Aug 20, 2017

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

DUNN IT!

DUNN IT!

  • Aug 20, 2017

YOUNGSTER RETAINS SCOTTISH SCHOOLS INDOOR SNOWCROSS TITLE AND DREAMS OF A FUTURE OLYMPICS An 11 year-old from Cambuslang in South Lanarkshire outside Glasgow is continuing to fast-track towards his ambition of competing at a future Winter Olympic Games in the fast and furious alpine discipline of boardercross (SBX) after recently winning the SSSA Scottish Schools