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Chill Factore Reopens

The indoor snow centre in Manchester has fired up its lifts. It closed last March and follows other indoor slopes that are now running.

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Updated:

The main slope at the Chill Factore opened at midday today.

Guests return to Chill Factore on reopening day

We’re delighted to be welcoming guests back to our slope today!

Posted by Chill Factore on Monday, 17 August 2020

“As you might expect, we have had to make a few changes to ensure that our environment is as safe as possible for both our guests and our team,” said a statement from the Chill Factore.”As a result of that, for the first week only, hourly lift passes will be available.

“From Monday 24th August 2020 ski and snowboard lessons will run in a new format and Snow Park will also be available.

“As you may be aware, COVID-19 and the associated health and safety restrictions do mean that we are having to make some changes to the way we work and the products we will have on offer.”

The slopes has also been awarded “We’re Good to Go” from Visit England.

It is a new COVID-19 standard for leisure businesses operating through coronavirus pandemic.

By meeting the criteria for this new standard the  Chill Factore that it has the necessary measures in place to work safely during COVID-19 with respect to providing a safe place for guests to visit and team members to work.

Chill Factore, Manchester

Chill Factore, Manchester

The Snozones in Castleford and Milton Keynes, the Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead and the Tamworth Snowdome are now up and running as we reported earlier, Snow Centres in England reopen.

Snow Centre opens

Snow Centre opens

During lockdown the Chill Factore was used for another purpose as it used its cold temperatures to store food.

Chill Factore fridge- photo Company Shop Group

Chill Factory fridge – photo Company Shop Group

It is now being used, once again, for its primary purpose – skiing and snowboarding.

Chill Factore, Manchester

Chill Factore, Manchester

The snow guns are now on after staying silent for a while.

Chill Factore, Manchester

Chill Factore, Manchester

Chill Factore, Manchester

Chill Factore, Manchester

Here are the changes:

– Reduced activity/product portfolio

– A reduction in opening hours

– Social distancing of 2 metres apart where possible.

– Team members wearing gloves and face coverings

– Cashless payment only

– Pre-booking online only

– Different (and one-way) layout of the Changing Village and wider building

– No changing cubicles or lockers

– No rental clothing

– Sanitisation stations

Social distancing rules mean that the centre is unable to offer group lessons or snow school.

Instead its new Friends & Family lessons will be available for either individuals, or a group of friends & family from the same household or support bubble who don’t need to socially distance from one another.

Related articles:

Snow centres delay opening for skiing and snowboarding

Indoor Snow Centres To Reopen

Snow Centres In The UK Close

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