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We can hardly believe it ourselves, but Chill Factore is ten years old!

On 16 November 2017, we celebrate our tenth birthday with a host of events to look back and say thanks to all our amazing staff and visitors … and look forward to the next ten years of downhill fun.

Here are ten fascinating stats from our decade of snow.

  1. Half a million skiers and snowboarders have hit our slopes – that’s a thousand every week.
  2. 14 million visitors have visited the complex, enjoying not just skiing but climbing, dining and a little après-ski.
  3. We have issued more than 1.5 million lift passes in total.
  4. More than 200,000 kids have visited Santa’s grotto at Christmas.
  5. Every night, our snow machines pump out 10 tonnes of snow to keep it fresh.
  6. That means that over the decade, 36,400 tonnes have fallen on the slopes – the weight of 100 jumbo jets.
  7. Our piste basher has travelled 4071 miles to keep the snow perfect. That’s as far as the North Pole is to Manchester
  8. In 2011 Richard Millington came and snowboarded 46,200 metres over a 24-hour period, raising £1250 for Disability Snowsport UK. It was the equivalent of going from the top of Everest to Base Camp more than 13 times – without sleep.
  9. Disability Snowsport UK has provided more than 8000 hours of lessons over the ten years.
  10. Our most famous guest has to be Justin Bieber, who enjoyed a session here while on tour in 2011.

Here’s to the next ten years! We look forward to meeting you.