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ICE FACTOR GROUP REWARDED FOR GROWTH

ICE FACTOR GROUP REWARDED FOR GROWTH

  • Apr 18, 2018

Ice Factor Group, that incorporates Snow Factor Braehead and Ice Factor Kinlochleven in the West Highlands, is celebrating further business success after winning the Business Growth of the Year Award at the Scottish SME Business Awards 2018 held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Glasgow. Over 250 guests attended the black tie event on Tuesday

Easter Holiday Camp | Week 1

Easter Holiday Camp | Week 1

  • Apr 9, 2018

We had a great week at Easter Camp! We’re super proud of our Rookie Campers who have learned how to ski and snowboard over the 5 days and our freestyle boarders who’ve been working on developing their tricks and style. How did the week unfold? MONDAY – Campers arrived at 8.30 and met their camp leaders,

Ski Ballet at Snow Factor

Ski Ballet at Snow Factor

  • Apr 1, 2018

Gotcha! April fools… Sadly we won’t be offering Ski Ballet Lessons this April, perhaps we might in time for Beijing 2022! In the mean time, check out all the ski and snowboard lessons we DO offer. Lessons  Snow Factor Members enjoy 30% off lessons! Ski Details Cost Beginner Group lessons You’ll learn the basics of

Easter Public Transport Changes

Easter Public Transport Changes

  • Mar 28, 2018

Changes to local Public Transport services over the Easter weekend are as follows: McGills Good Friday-Easter Sunday: Normal service on all days Easter Monday – Sunday service on majority of routes, but some routes will not be operating, please see link for details First Glasgow Good Friday- Easter Sunday: Services will operate to usual timetables Easter

OLYMPIC MEDALLIST TO VISIT  SKI-SCOTLAND SNOWFEST

OLYMPIC MEDALLIST TO VISIT SKI-SCOTLAND SNOWFEST

  • Mar 24, 2018

Ski-Scotland is delighted to report that Winter Olympic bronze medallist Billy Morgan will visit some of Scotland’s snowsports areas this weekend 24/25 March. Billy has accepted an invitation to attend SnowFest, Ski-Scotland’s popular snow fun festival and the festival’s timings have been tweaked to fit with Billy’s tight-packed competition and training schedule. But where will

School Holiday Activities for Kids

School Holiday Activities for Kids

  • Mar 15, 2018

There’s tonnes of fun and entertainment to be had at Snow Factor and Bar Varia during the Easter Break. Whether you want to have a go at something new or simply have fun in the snow, we’ve got just the thing!  On the slope Sledging Enjoy sledging on real snow the easter in our dedicated

The Ice Factor Group are Finalists for the 2nd Scottish SME Business Awards

The Ice Factor Group are Finalists for the 2nd Scottish SME Business Awards

  • Mar 7, 2018

Following the success of last year’s inaugural awards ceremony, the finalists for this year’s Scottish SME Business Awards have been announced after nominations surged in from across Scotland. The Ice Factor Group has been shortlisted in the Business Growth of the Year category. The Ice Factor Group will find out if they will be named

FINANCE MINISTER SWAPS HIS SUMS FOR A SNOWBOARD!

FINANCE MINISTER SWAPS HIS SUMS FOR A SNOWBOARD!

  • Feb 23, 2018

Inspired by the Winter Olympic Games, Derek Mackay, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Constitution and MSP for Renfrewshire North and West, today (23 February) enjoyed a snowboarding lesson at Snow Factor Braehead. Located within his constituency, Snow Factor Braehead, Scotland’s only indoor real snow-sports destination, was recently named Digital Business of the Year in

Pyeongchang Coverage in Bar Varia

Pyeongchang Coverage in Bar Varia

  • Feb 7, 2018

Check out what’s on each day of the Winter Olympics. We’ll be showing all the action on BBC 1,2 and the red button highlights from 10am-12am on the big screen in Bar Varia each day of the Winter Olympics.   Date Day What’s on 8th Feb Thursday Mixed Curling Tournament. The Games might not officially

Olympian snowboarder Ben Kilner slides into Snow Factor Braehead

Olympian snowboarder Ben Kilner slides into Snow Factor Braehead

  • Feb 7, 2018

JUST days before the Winter Olympics open in South Korea, snowboarder Ben Kilner slid into Snow Factor Braehead to give an insight to the Olympic experience and to offer ski and snowboarding fitness tips. The two-time Olympian, who started snowboarding at the age of nine in Glenshee, also explained why preparing to launch down and perform

Digital Business of the Year Winners at the Scottish FSB Awards

Digital Business of the Year Winners at the Scottish FSB Awards

  • Feb 1, 2018

Life in the FSB is always varied, fascinating and rewarding, but there is no doubt that last Tuesday will prove to be one of the highlights of 2018: the Scottish final of FSB’s inaugural Celebrating Small Business Awards in Edinburgh University’s Playfair Library. On that day the word “entrepreneur” was made flesh, and the room

8 Days of Christmas Competitions!

8 Days of Christmas Competitions!

  • Dec 12, 2017

To celebrate the festive season, we’re giving away 8 fantastic prizes over the next 8 days! How to enter: Simply click on the competition(s) you’d like to enter Enter your name and email Keep your fingers crossed! Keep an eye on your email – we’ll be contacting a lucky winner every day next week(Mon 18th-

10% off Ski Flights from Glasgow Airport

10% off Ski Flights from Glasgow Airport

  • Nov 29, 2017

We have teamed up with our friends at Glasgow Airport to offer all of our customers a special 10% discount* on flights for your next ski holiday. Where can I fly from Glasgow Airport? There are dozens of snow-tastic ski destinations just a short flight away from Glasgow, choose from Austria, France, Switzerland and more.

Junior Ice Climbing at Snow Factor

Junior Ice Climbing at Snow Factor

  • Nov 15, 2017

Ice Climbing will make its debut at the Bejing Winter Olympics in 2022.. while that seems rather far away, we are increasingly excited for the sport’s future. We want to help youths get as excited about Ice Climbing as we are to help grow the sport. Junior can now enjoy take part in junior taster

Snow Factor Gift Voucher Ideas

Snow Factor Gift Voucher Ideas

  • Nov 14, 2017

  What can a Snow Factor gift voucher get you again?   Skiing lessons Snowboarding lessons Ice climbing experience Ice Bar experience Sledging experience Lift passes Food and drinks in Bar Varia  Activities at our Sister Site, Ice Factor    So what can I get with a Snow Factor gift voucher? Here’s a FEW ideas…  Ideas

SCOTTISH RESORT SHORTLISTED IN WORLD SKI AWARDS

SCOTTISH RESORT SHORTLISTED IN WORLD SKI AWARDS

  • Nov 10, 2017

Snow Factor Braehead, Scotland’s only indoor real snow-sports facility and one of Scotland’s six snow-sport resorts has been shortlisted for the title ‘World’s Best Indoor Ski Resort 2017’ at the fifth annual World Ski Awards in Kitzbuhel, Austria (17-19 November). Snow Factor, part of Ice Factor Group and one of over 70+ indoor snow-sport resorts

SNOW FACTOR HOSTS BRIITSH PARK & PIPE TEAM MEMBERS

SNOW FACTOR HOSTS BRIITSH PARK & PIPE TEAM MEMBERS

  • Oct 9, 2017

Members of the British Park & Pipe squad returned to Snow Factor Braehead late last week as part of their final preparations for the 2017/2018 World Cup season and hopes of securing a place in Team GB at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. The athletes practiced on the fresh snow in Scotland’s only indoor real

SCOTTISH SCHOOLS HIT THE SNOW FOR NATIONAL INDOOR SLOPESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIPS

SCOTTISH SCHOOLS HIT THE SNOW FOR NATIONAL INDOOR SLOPESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Sep 20, 2017

… Snow Factor also prepares to host Indoor Freestyle Champs This Wednesday (20 September) will see talented young skiers and snowboarders from across the country contest the prestigious Scottish Schools Snowsports Association (SSSA) Indoor Slopestyle Championships at Snow Factor Braehead, just west of Glasgow city centre. With a maximum of 80 competitors permitted for the

THIS IS HOME: FACTION SKI FILM TOUR

THIS IS HOME: FACTION SKI FILM TOUR

  • Sep 18, 2017

We are excited to be partnering with Faction this winter for the first ever feature length film from The Faction Collective, ‘This Is Home’. From Europe to the US and back again, we follow the Faction athletes as they return to their respective bases around the world to show us how they get it done on home

Ice Sessions going well so far

Ice Sessions going well so far

  • Sep 4, 2017

Since February 2017, the Ice Bar has been collaborating with local and international artists to help showcase the best of new talent. They have recorded Ice Sessions with artists from Glasgow, Iceland and most recently, L.A of all genres. ‘We are having such an amazing time recording the artists (although it has been pretty cold)