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SNOW FACTOR HOSTS BRIITSH PARK & PIPE TEAM MEMBERS

SNOW FACTOR HOSTS BRIITSH PARK & PIPE TEAM MEMBERS

  • Oct 20, 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

  • Oct 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

  • Oct 20, 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

  • Oct 20, 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)

Ultimate Birthday Parties Ideas for kids!

Ultimate Birthday Parties Ideas for kids!

  • Oct 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

  • Oct 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

  • Oct 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

  • Oct 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

  • Oct 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

  • Oct 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

  • Oct 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

  • Oct 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!

  • Oct 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

  • Oct 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

  • Oct 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

  • Oct 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

  • Oct 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

  • Oct 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!’

  • Oct 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!

  • Oct 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