Chill Factore

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Outside view of the complex
Overview of the main slope at Chill Factore.

Chill Factore is the UK's longest indoor ski slope; a £31M real snow centre located in the Trafford Park area of Trafford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom. Designed by FaulknerBrowns Architects, the centre opened in November 2007[1] at which time it was the widest in the world, at 180 metres (590 ft) long and 100 metres (330 ft) wide at its widest point.

In 2011, the Guinness World Record for the longest chain of skiers to travel 100m without breaking, was recorded at Chill Factore.[2]

In May 2011, Chill Factore hosted the UK's first Snowbombing event.

In 2018, Chill Factore rebranded as BEYOND, a new retail, experiential and leisure mix, which will bring additional restaurants and businesses to compliment resident brands.[3]

Slope facilities

The main slope is served by two drag lifts,[4] suspended from the ceiling thus widening the available piste area and allowing for easier maintenance of the slope. This differs from the other centres in the UK where the lift supports are on the piste. In addition to the main slope, the centre features a beginner slope, a luge track, and dedicated snowplay and tubing areas. Other activities include Airboarding, Snowscoot and Sledging.

Alpine Street

The centre also includes a number of shops and restaurants in a themed 'Alpine Village' area. This includes the following outlets:

On the upper level of the village is The Sports Bar, and The Mont Blanc restaurant boasting slope side viewing balconies and conference/event facilities with a capacity of up to 250.[5]

References

  1. ^ Chillfactore opens tomorrow :D (16th) - HEXUS.community discussion forums
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-16. Retrieved 2012-03-27.
  3. ^ "Chill Factore rebrands as 'Beyond'". Retrieved 2018-08-04.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-04-10. Retrieved 2008-04-14.
  5. ^ http://www.limevenueportfolio.com/venues/chill-factore/

External links

  • Official website
  • FaulknerBrowns Architects

Coordinates: 53°28′03″N 2°21′43″W / 53.4674°N 2.3619°W / 53.4674; -2.3619


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