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SCHOOLS OUT – TIME FOR SUMMER SNOW CAMP!

SCHOOLS OUT – TIME FOR SUMMER SNOW CAMP!

  • Jun 25, 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

  • Jun 25, 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

  • Jun 25, 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

  • Jun 25, 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

  • Jun 25, 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

  • Jun 25, 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!’

  • Jun 25, 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!

  • Jun 25, 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

  • Jun 25, 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!

  • Jun 25, 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 …

  • Jun 25, 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!

  • Jun 25, 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

Gifts for Her

Gifts for Her

  • Jun 25, 2017

Choosing a gift for her – Wife, Fiancée, Girlfriend, Mum, Sister – can be tricky, especially for the men in their lives.  Take a quick look at what Snow Factor has to offer… Baltic Ice Bar Glasgow For full details on our Taxi fare contribution offer, Read More. Prices Thurs – Sun BALTIC BASIC £5pp BALTIC BASIC

Franco Live in Bar Varia

Franco Live in Bar Varia

  • Jun 25, 2017

We are excited to welcome Franco into Bar Varia this Saturday 3rd December and Saturday 10th as part of our Christmas Party nights. Check them out below! Do you want to book on to our Christmas party night on Saturday 10th December? There’s still space. Email Jenna (jenna.simpson@snowfactor.com) to enquire and book today. Festive packages

AS CHILDREN FLOCK TO DINE WITH SANTA – ADULTS PREPARE TO MEET THE GRINCH!

AS CHILDREN FLOCK TO DINE WITH SANTA – ADULTS PREPARE TO MEET THE GRINCH!

  • Jun 25, 2017

  It’s just as well Santa has a big appetite!  For before he delivers millions of presents this Christmas Eve, he is sitting down to breakfast, brunch, lunch, late lunch and dinner with children at Snow Factor Braehead. It’s all part of the festive fun once again assured at the award-winning destination, named Scotland’s Best

£87,000 BOOST FOR SCOTLAND’S WINTER ATHLETES

£87,000 BOOST FOR SCOTLAND’S WINTER ATHLETES

  • Jun 25, 2017

With the first tracks already made in this winter’s snow in the Highlands, Ski-Scotland announced today, 16 November 2016, that Scotland’s real snow ski areas will this season support the country’s snowsports athletes to the tune of £87,000. This is in the form of season tickets giving the UK’s competitive skiers and snowboarders free access

Parkstock 69 Edit

Parkstock 69 Edit

  • Jun 25, 2017

Edit by www.monkeyboxfilms.com Parkstock took place on Friday 30th September.  This was a fun freestyle night aimed at all levels of freestyle skiers and snowboarders. What was on offer… 2 LINES OF PARK FREESTYLE WORKSHOPS (purchased separatley) SLOPESTYLE JAM This is an informal competition open to all levels of freestyle skiers and riders. There will be

Baltic Ice Bar Glasgow Launch ‘Frozen’ Parties for Children

Baltic Ice Bar Glasgow Launch ‘Frozen’ Parties for Children

  • Jun 25, 2017

Frozen Parties are a new and exciting way to celebrate your child’s birthday. £15 per person 30 minute ice bar session (includes allowing the children to make their own mocktails in ice glasses) Party meal in Bar Varia Party bags For the ultimate birthday experience, call our team NOW on 0871 222 5672 Session limit: 25 people

Best Bar None Awards – Vote for Bar Varia

Best Bar None Awards – Vote for Bar Varia

  • Jun 25, 2017

Bar Varia is on the shortlist for the Renfrewshire Best Bar None “People’s Choice” Award. We are so grateful to our customers for helping us get shortlisted for the Renfrewshire Best Bar None “People’s Choice” Award – We’re over the moon! Can you spare us another minute? If you’re feeling the love for Bar Varia, then please do

Bar Varia’s Featured Bier of the Week

Bar Varia’s Featured Bier of the Week

  • Jun 25, 2017

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