The Manchester cityscape has been constantly mutating since the days when it was dominated by the textile industry, with steam-powered looms pounding out vast profits for factory owners. That was a couple of centuries ago and times have changed. Today, Manchester is a leading cultural metropolis, full of museums and art galleries, and with a cafe culture that is reminiscent of Paris or Vienna. Try booking in to a hotel in Manchester to explore what's on offer, from the Manchester Ship Canal to trendy nightclubs and a world-class music scene. You can even ski in Manchester, at the Chill FactorE. Whether intentional or not, the name is a reminder of Manchester's industrial heritage, and also to the more chilled-out atmosphere of the modern city.
Hit the Slopes from Manchester Hotels at the Chill FactorE
Sporting the longest ski slope in the United Kingdom, Chill FactorE attracts novice skiers as well as experienced ones at all times of the year. It's cheaper than going to the Alps, and you can take advantage of the many graded lessons to get started or perfect your technique. The centre makes a superb destination for a day out with a difference from your Manchester hotel, whether you're based in the city centre or on the outskirts of the city. You'll find it in the Trafford Park area, and it's easily reached by public transport. If you don't have any ski gear you can hire equipment when you get there, so there's really no excuse for not having a good time. The whole family can enjoy Chill FactorE, whatever the weather outside!
A Day at Chill FactorE from Your Manchester Hotel
Chill FactorE opened in 2007 and cost a fortune! But it was money well spent, as fans of the sport will happily testify. They flock here in their thousands every year to enjoy the atmosphere of an Alpine village, with travel agents, coffee shops and of course ice cream outlets all there. Chill out from your Manchester hotel or guesthouse and enjoy the ride. You can have a meal afterwards in the restaurant at the top level, with views of the slope.