Find your family’s next adventure at Snow Factor. With family fun activities to suit all abilities (no experience necessary!)

Snow Factor is the ideal day out with the kids.

Our most popular activities for families include sledging (on real snow!), learning to ski or snowboard and having a go at ice climbing on our indoor ice wall. All lessons are lead by our highly skilled and professional team of instructors. Our facilities are the perfect setting to learn something new together. 

sledging on real snow at snow factor

Once you’ve all worked up an appetite from your lesson or sledging session, the whole family can tuck into delicious food or one of our legendary hot chocolates in our adjoining family restaurant, Bar Varia. Bar Varia also has a free soft play for little ones who still have some energy to burn after all the fun in the snow! 

We were super proud to be voted Best Family Day Out in Scotland 2016 at the Scottish Entertainment Awards. We are also ranked 4 stars by Visit Scotland and the #No1 Things to Do in Renfrew on TripAdvisor.



 * Prices are per person.  
Group Activities
30 mins Sledging (3yrs +)£10£12
1.5hr Ski and Snowboard Taster Lesson (13yrs +)£30£30£99 (4pax)
Ski or Snowboard Beginner 1.5hr Lesson (13yrs+)£29£39
Ice Climbing Taster Lesson (12yrs +)£30£30
All Day Peak Lift Pass (Fri-Sun)£19.95£35
Family Funday Pass for 321£62
Family Funday Pass for 42-31-2£72
Family Passes
Family Taster Lesson – Ski and Snowboard1-31-2£99
Family Funday Pass for 321£62
Family Funday Pass for 42-31-2£72

You can find out more about sledging, ice climbing, ski and snowboard lessons via the following links;


Private lessons are a great way to get the whole family learning together at your own pace and in your own space.

Our private lessons are tailored to suit all ability levels, from beginner to developing your existing technique. Private lesson capacity ranges from 1-6 persons* for those over 7 years and span from 1 to 2 hours offering complete flexibility.

Whether it’s skiing or snowboarding you choose, our lesson structure is simple and easy to follow but most importantly it is centred around you and your family.

max 2 people 7yrs +max 4 people
7yrs +
max 6 people
7yrs +


We’ve listed some key FAQs below but you can find our full FAQ page HERE. If you need more information, you can get in touch via phone – 0141 885 7000, pop us an email at or DM us on Facebook messenger to find out more activities at Snow Factor Glasgow.


  • Q: Do I need to bring my own equipment?
  • A: No, Snow Factor provide all specialist equipment.  Equipment is included in the cost of your lesson. Waterproof clothing hire is not included but can be hired from £4.50.
  • Q: Can I hire salopettes and a ski jacket?
  • A: Yes, Snow Factor hire salopettes and ski jackets from £4.50pp if pre-booked, (this costs £6.50 JNR / £7.50 Adult on the day).  We also hire wellies.
  • Q: Is there an age limit for the activities?
  • A: Yes minimum age restrictions apply.  (Sledging: Min 3yrs, Skiing: Min 3yrs, Snowboarding: Min 5yrs, Ice Climbing: Min 12yrs).
  • Q: Is there somewhere to change, shower and eat?
  • A: We have full shower and changing facilities in our changing village within Snow Factor including lockers to store your valuables (£1 charge).
  • A: We have a Bavarian Restaurant on site which overlooks the slope.  Bar Varia is a family friendly restaurant with a free soft play area for the little ones and awesome hot chocolates!