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School & Youth Groups

Make Learning Fun

get active, learn skills, achieve goals

learning outside the classroom

Here at Snow Factor we understand the importance of active learning. Our aim is to make learning fun, to teach them new skills and help them achieve their goals while supporting them into a healthier and more active lifestyle.

We offer a tailored programme of activities delivered by our experience and enthusiastic staff to help your young people learn new skills in a fun and engaging environment.

We offer many products to suit your school or groups needs including lessons, recreational slope passes, sledging, and ice wall sessions. You can also include food, clothing hire and gloves at a discounted price.

Ski and snowboard lesson are now included in the Curriculum for Excellence.  You can download more information on the Curriculum for Excellence here.

Kids (S3 aged 14) were greeted, kitted and briefed in 20 minutes. They really enjoyed their lessons with Malcolm and Rab. They progressed really well and by the end of the two consecutive evening sessions most were hurling themselves off the very top of the slope with abandon and lack of fear! Well done the instructors! School parties get a good discount and for what we paid was really good value for money.

School visit – been coming here for about 7 years

Denise & Connor were fantastic with our groups. The pupils had a great time and are very keen to return. Very much beginners, the pupils received lessons for two hours, one group did boarding and one did skiing. Thanks very much!

School trip – beginner lessons for boarding and skiing

Took a group of 60 boys on a school trip for sledging and tobogganing. Malcolm, Emma and Greg took them for the full session and were fantastic. The boys gave very positive feedback on their instructors and really enjoyed it.

School trip sledging
Scotland’s Real Snow Indoor Slope

who are we

Snow Factor is Scotland’s only indoor real snow slope and leading centre for ski and snowboard  instruction.

Open 364 days a year, our students learn in the perfect environment to progress their skills – no wind, no rain and smaller classes ensure that they have fun and stay safe.

All of our instructors have internationally recognised qualifications, so you can rest assured that your pupils will be tutored by the very best in the business.

Located within Soar INTU Braehead, we are within 10 minutes’ drive from Glasgow City Centre and 10 minutes from Glasgow Airport, Snow Factor is the ideal destination for a learning adventure.

Snow Factor are winners of the Best Family Day Out Award 2016 at the Scottish Entertainment Awards and consistantly get 5 bubbles on TripAdvisor.

“The dads absolutely loved the experience and would happily come back.  In our group we have 2 children with Autism who present very challenging behaviour and the staff member on the day who instructed us took this well within his stride.  The children all had a fantastic time and in large this was down to the instructor’s ability to acknowledge the challenging behaviour and adapt to it rather than attempt to shut it down which is often the case.   The staff in the bar serving the drinks were also very welcoming and went out of their way to ensure that everybody was well looked after. The team all deserve a pat on the back and please let them know of our appreciation.”

Ryan Warren, Home Start Glasgow South 

“The planning, booking and service we received all went very smoothly and the price per head was really reasonable. Thanks to all the team for making it a great experience for all the children (and the parent helpers)! Looking forward to coming back again next year“

Valerie Wood, Cramond Primary School

“We enjoyed our visit, high praise to the whole team there who made it stress free and enjoyable for all students.”

Mr Williams from Moffat Academy

“Please pass on our thanks and appreciation to all of the team at Snow Factor for facilitating such a great fun filled and memorable night, everyone in our party classed it as a major success. This is definitely something that we will recommend to other projects and project teams working in the area in the future.”

Ian, Honeywell UK
instructed & uninstructed activities

Group Activities for Juniors

The ideal activities for Schools and Youth Group days out…

Instructed Activities

Ice Climbing  – 12 yrs+

Our indoor ice climbing walls feature a wide range of routes and grades of climbs. For schools and youth groups we provide beginner sessions to give your pupils a taster on the ice with our qualified instructors.

Ski or Snowboard Lesson – 7 yrs +

Our lessons are tailored to ensure you get the most out of the time you spend with us and aim to have you mountain ready in no time.

* All instructed activities are 90 minutes in duration

Uninstructed Activities

Sledging – 3 yrs+  

Sledging on real snow is the perfect activity for younger children – no skills necessary.

Recreational Slope Time

For those who can already ski and snowboard and meet the FIS Recreational Standard.

Activities from £9 per head

Example Full Day Package

10:30 – Arrive & Check In

11:00 – Instructed Activity (choose from)

  • Ice Climbing (12 yrs+ )
  • Ski / Snowboard Lesson (7 yrs+)

12:45 – Lunch

13:30 – Non-instructed activity (choose from)

  • Sledging (3 yrs +)
  • Slope Time (Recreational level ski / snowboarders)

14:30 – Hot chocolate and biscuit

Our packages are custom built to suit your needs and budget. Please call 0141 885 7081 to discuss package options with our team.

To discuss a school or youth booking please contact our School Coordinator via

email  salesenquiries@snowfactor.com or by phone on 0141 885 7081