Snow Factor Ski Resort is Scotland’s premier ski and snowboard teaching centre. Open 364 days a year, our clients learn in an ideal environment to hone their skills – no wind, no rain and smaller classes ensure you have fun, stay safe and get great value for money.
The Snow Factor ski resort
Once you’ve completed each skill level, you’re ready to leave our dedicated nursery slope and enjoy the UK’s longest covered snow run (168m long). For those looking to take their existing skills to the next level, you can practice your speed in Snow Factor Race Training or get on rails and kill those kickers in Freestyle Academy. Located in Soar INTU Braehead, less than 10 minutes drive from Kingston Bridge and 20 minutes from Erksine Bridge, Snow Factor is the perfect destination for a family day out. Listed on Days out with the Kids.
Sustainability at Snow Factor Ski Resort
While it is true that Snow Factor Ski Resort is predominantly electrically powered, we are pleased to say that by 2020,
ACCORDING TO SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT FIGURES, THE RESORT ACHIEVED 97% OF ITS EQUIVALENT ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION FROM RENEWABLE SOURCES.
This means that in 2020, 97% of the energy consumed on the ski slopes was renewable.
Unforgettable experiences at Snow Factor
Racing on the groomed slopes of the Snow Factor ski resort
Snow Factor Racing (SFR) is a week-long club for junior skiers aged 8 to 15. Whether you are experienced or new to ski racing, a progressive training programme is offered to take you from beginner to race level. In addition, Snow Factor Racing also has entry level workshops for adults who want to start in ski racing or for anyone who just wants to take their skiing to the next level.
Raise your axe to new heights by climbing the 12 metre high ice wall
Ice Climbing Test is for beginners looking to experience ice climbing in all its glory in a controlled and safe setting and without having to travel all the way to the mountains. Nothing is more exciting than an ice climbing test, go and try it!
The Snow Factor ski resort in summer
If you’ve never been to Glasgow before, you’ll be surprised that the historic centre is quite small and behind its industrial facade and rows of Georgian houses, it seems to have swallowed up all the medieval remains. Glasgow is not easy, and many have dismissed it as ugly (especially compared to Edinburgh). But they are wrong. The charm of this modern, ever-changing city lies precisely in its busy streets, its great nightlife, the art that emanates from even the smallest cafes and its love-hate relationship with the River Clyde. So Glasgow is well worth a visit, even if it is a short one.
Outside London, Kelvingrove Museum is the most visited museum in the UK and the second most visited tourist site in the whole of Scotland. This charming little museum with a simply spectacular collection of civic art opened in 1901. You’ll definitely want to visit the museum after sliding down the snowy slopes of the Snow Factor ski resort, as the collection is spectacular. Don’t miss the graceful floating heads in one of the galleries or Dali’s Christ of St John of the Cross.
Hotels in Snow Factor
Travelodge Glasgow Braehead ***
Situated on the River Clyde, our Glasgow Braehead hotel is close to Clyde View Park and the nearby Soar Shopping Park, full of all your favourite high street brands and of course within walking distance of the Snow Factor ski resort. The new Business Floor option guarantees you a peaceful room on one of the quieter floors. Each standard double room has a plush king size bed with four soft pillows and a comfortable duvet. The restaurant and bar serve breakfast and fine dining.
Glynhill Hotel & Leisure Club ****
This classic hotel, just off the M8 motorway in the western suburbs of Glasgow, is 1.5 miles from Glasgow Airport and 10 miles from the city centre. The rooms are comfortable and functional, with free Wi-Fi, LCD satellite TV, free hospitality tray and coffee maker. There is a traditional steakhouse restaurant and a gourmet Scottish restaurant with weekend dinner dances, as well as 3 outdoor bars and terraces. Additional facilities include a large heated indoor pool, Turkish bath and health club, as well as meeting and event facilities and free on-site parking.
Crookston Hotel ***
The newly renovated rooms are the ideal place for residents to relax and enjoy their free time. Single, double and superior rooms are catered for all needs and occasions to ensure you feel completely satisfied and cared for during your stay. En suite facilities are available in some of the cosy and warm single, double and family rooms. A full complimentary Scottish breakfast is served in the dining room and a lounge bar serves classic local dishes. The bar regularly shows live sporting events and there is an outdoor terrace and free parking on site.
Skiing at Snow Factor: highlights of the resort
✅ Located in Scotland’s largest urban area, just a few miles from Glasgow’s historic centre.
✅ Ideal for learners as it is indoors and always has the same weather conditions.
✅ Open 364 days a year!
✅ Can ski all year round, even in the hottest days of summer.
✅ One of the few places in the world where you can safely practice ice wall climbing.