Why now is the best time to 'beat the rush' and learn to ski

20 September 2017

As summer draws to a close, the North’s premier visitor attraction, Chill Factore, reveals why right now is the best time to start a new skiing and snowboarding adventure.

A survey by Chill Factore found that over two thirds of Brits spend up to 4 hours a day skiing/snowboarding during their holiday and 42% spend up to 4 hours a day in a lesson, missing out on valuable slope time with friends and family.

Chill Factore has launched the Beat The Rush campaign to allow you to learn to ski and snowboard ahead of peak season, getting your ski legs ready so you can make the most of your winter holiday, maximising your time on the slopes. Whether you’re strapping into a snowboard or stepping into a pair of skis for the first time, blowing the dust off your snow boots or focusing on perfecting your technique, hitting the slopes before peak season can benefit all abilities on the slope.

Stuart Langley, Ski Instructor at Chill Factore, tells us why hitting the slopes early has some serious perks:

1. Quieter slopes - quieter than peak season, the spacious slope is less intimidating, making it a nice learning environment for those just starting out and developing their turns and control. With fewer people whizzing past, learning is less restricted and there’s less chance of setbacks, encouraging you to build confidence and helping you progress quicker.

2. No pressure - if you have a future ski or snowboarding holiday in mind, then starting to prepare well in advance makes it less daunting to learn and gives a relaxed, enjoyable learning experience. With lessons available for all abilities, the entire family can learn a new hobby, having fun and keeping active by spending quality time together on the snow.

3. Better conditions – tonnes of fresh, real snow falls at Chill Factore 364 days of the year and during off-peak season, there’s less likelihood of queues, allowing you to enjoy fresh tracks.

4. More for your money - as well as enjoying the spacious slope and comfortable learning environment, skiing and snowboarding is at the best value now. Lower prices mean that you really can get the most out of your time at Chill Factore.

5. Better Lesson availability – typically a quieter season for lessons, it’s likely you’ll be able to enjoy availability at times of the day that are most in demand.

Morwenna Angove, CEO at Chill Factore, said: “With minus temperatures and real snow indoors, guests can enjoy the thrills of winter sports on our 180-metre slope all year round.

“Here at Chill Factore we think it’s fantastic to see family and friends experiencing skiing and snowboarding together - enjoying their time on the slope, whatever stage they’re at with learning. The environment and conditions this time of year have some serious benefits, enabling everyone to get more from their time on the slope!”

Chill Factore has launched the Beat The Rush campaign to offer fantastic value on beginner lessons to encourage more families to take on a new challenge and to learn to ski / snowboard ahead of the peak season. Beginners lessons and courses begin from as little as £90 until the end of December, during which, a friendly, fully qualified instructor will help you find your snow legs. For more information, please visit www.chillfactore.com.

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