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Snow Factor Braehead goes into administration

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AL9000 wrote:
skison wrote:
Administration has turned to liquidation…... Who knows what will happen next? Perhaps an established operator with experience of the business will step in and save the facility and jobs.

https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/company/05138159/filing-history


Enter Snowheads! Blush
Yeah but probably not many, if we're realistic.

Some years back, after a bit of a fuss about us not doing stuff North of the border, I did at ski test there. We had a grand total of 9 participants Shocked (the smallest snowHeads event ever)
The overall cost to me was about £33 per head. So any idea of making it a regular event went straight in the liquidationiser.


Haggis_Trap wrote:
Hmmm... That is a shame. Though as a keen skier living in Scotland I have only skied there 5 or 6 times since it opened.

Where has it gone wrong?
For a hint, see your previous line.
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We had a grand total of 9 participants (the smallest snowHeads event ever)

We're a fickle lot in the land of kilt and haggis. But we do have the best ski area in the world (and yes, I will defend that remark) plus sH's favourite Grandma Toofy Grin
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
admin wrote:
For a hint, see your previous line.


For sure. Went to snow dome in summer with both kids. Not much change from £100 for 2x hours. For similar money I can get a kids season pass for Glencoe or multiple sessions on dry slope.

Having said that I reckon braehead will eventy re-open. Current management were incompetent @rseholes by all accounts (see previous page). Apparently original business case was based on the slope being loss leader for the retail. Then Intu sold off the loss making part....

Rumour is they have a buyer but liquidators need to resolve mess over the current lease first. So hopefully it is not shut for good.
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I must admit that I have always had a problem with a pricing structure that charges me for ski and boot hire when I bring my own kit Evil or Very Mad (obviously applies to all fridges) - they would certainly get more money out of me if that was changed.
Having said that I find the snow dome experience a little tedious - good time to work on technique but The Dolomites it is not.
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It's been poorly run for years and I avoid it as a result. I'm a member at Glasgow Ski Centre and would rather ski on plastic instead of the stuff they call snow. I'm just over £100 a year for unlimited use for my family at GSC but would be lucky to get 2 hours for us at Snozone for the same price.
If the new owners actually run it properly and freshen up the snow regularly I'd happily go for a slide now and again
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@admin, As one of the few (along with my daughter) who attended the ski test that year, Thank you.


Ellis Brigham ran a test weekend the following year, I think, but after that the new owners of the slope whoever they were put a stop to it.
I remember EB were very unhappy at the time that sledging and tubing during October school holidays was more important rolling eyes

Everytime we did a ski test at Braehead it cost us a new pair of skis.
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Was in snowboard asylum at braehead today and word is a buyer is in the wings and they expect it to reopen, suggestion was that the buyer already ran indoor slopes elsewhere in UK
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After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
@muppet, TSA were running a board test at the slope all day last Saturday.
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kb36 wrote:
Was in snowboard asylum at braehead today and word is a buyer is in the wings and they expect it to reopen, suggestion was that the buyer already ran indoor slopes elsewhere in UK


Various rumours swirling, though historically snoZone had a right to buy back for a period. However recurring rumour is that the 'buyer' in the wings is Ice Factor and basically the complex owners aren't wearing it.

Could be good potential for Ellis Brigham to do something with one of the Scottish Ski Areas! Very Happy (as long as it's NOT Cairngorm Mountain Limited) Skullie
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Think further south wink
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as long as it's NOT Cairngorm Mountain Limited
It would be great to see Cairngorm ran properly - with a focus on snowsports. It could be a winner! Very Happy
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