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Snow Factor Braehead goes into administration

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I can only hope if braehead opens that it's run properly and slope maintained better. That's always been my gripe with the place - poorly run and expensive
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It's purely hearsay, but I was at Chill Factore last week and was talking to a member of staff who reckoned he's heard that the company that owns Chill are interested in buying Snow Factor too. Whether it happens or not remains to be seen.
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
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Thanks man, both Chill and Hemel are making a big announcement on facebook on the 19th Sept (tomorrow)... I might've got the wrong end of the stick, but the font type/colours/graphics they both used on their news announcement was different that their normal logos... and more like Snow Factor's old logo...

I hope it's good news... last chance saloon just now for Braehead...


The guy also said the company that own the slope in Manchester and Hemel, want to ultimately own all the slopes in the UK, and possibly open more, so maybe there will be news tomorrow about Braehead. I read an article a few months ago, when that petition to save the slope was launched, and managers at Braehead were asked about the future of the slope in response to the petition and basically said they were in discussions with interested parties about taking it over, so maybe that is true enough. Fingers crossed!
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Thanks man, both Chill and Hemel are making a big announcement on facebook on the 19th Sept (tomorrow)... I might've got the wrong end of the stick, but the font type/colours/graphics they both used on their news announcement was different that their normal logos... and more like Snow Factor's old logo...

I hope it's good news... last chance saloon just now for Braehead...


The guy also said the company that own the slope in Manchester and Hemel, want to ultimately own all the slopes in the UK, and possibly open more, so maybe there will be news tomorrow about Braehead. I read an article a few months ago, when that petition to save the slope was launched, and managers at Braehead were asked about the future of the slope in response to the petition and basically said they were in discussions with interested parties about taking it over, so maybe that is true enough. Fingers crossed!


I hope so... I just check on the government website and Snow Factor is still owned by the lady from Manchester (who bought it from Jamie whatsisface)... but maybe it will be registered under a different company name? Or maybe I'm jus barking up the wrong tree...

https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/company/05138159/officers
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@MediumSpeedMiddleAged, it is not registered by that person under a different name because they only have one directorship.
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@MediumSpeedMiddleAged, it is not registered by that person under a different name because they only have one directorship.


ah no worries... I think I was trying to say that, if someone new buys it/buys the lease, they will give it a new name; brand new company... but the Manchester-lady hasn't quite finished dissolving the old company perhaps because creditors are still chasing her for money... I dunno about that stuff really.... just maybe if/when it does reopen it'll be a new name/new company and not a continuation of the last one...
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ah no worries... I think I was trying to say that, if someone new buys it/buys the lease, they will give it a new name; brand new company... but the Manchester-lady hasn't quite finished dissolving the old company perhaps because creditors are still chasing her for money... I dunno about that stuff really.... just maybe if/when it does reopen it'll be a new name/new company and not a continuation of the last one...


The woman who is listed as the director did a runner to Pakistan when all this poo-poo went down, and the HMRC hasn't been able to track her down. She never responded to the HMRC and hasn't attended any hearings. So not sure how that works when it comes to dissolving ownership. It's all very sketchy!
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justhuckandpray wrote:
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ah no worries... I think I was trying to say that, if someone new buys it/buys the lease, they will give it a new name; brand new company... but the Manchester-lady hasn't quite finished dissolving the old company perhaps because creditors are still chasing her for money... I dunno about that stuff really.... just maybe if/when it does reopen it'll be a new name/new company and not a continuation of the last one...


The woman who is listed as the director did a runner to Pakistan when all this poo-poo went down, and the HMRC hasn't been able to track her down. She never responded to the HMRC and hasn't attended any hearings. So not sure how that works when it comes to dissolving ownership. It's all very sketchy!


That's interesting to know thanks man, all these little bits of insider information are good...
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That is the snow dome gone.

Not entierly surprised.
The final time I went with kids it cost me £80.
Perhaps more proactive management could have made a better go of it ?

At least we still have plastic slopes plus up north.
Though not great news for the Scottish scene.

Xsite Braehead announces permanent closure of indoor ski slope
https://news.stv.tv/west-central/xsite-braehead-announces-permanent-closure-of-snow-factor-indoor-ski-slope
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That is the snow dome gone.

Not entierly surprised.
The final time I went with kids it cost me £80.
Perhaps more proactive management could have made a better go of it ?

At least we still have plastic slopes plus up north.
Though not great news for the Scottish scene.

Xsite Braehead announces permanent closure of indoor ski slope
https://news.stv.tv/west-central/xsite-braehead-announces-permanent-closure-of-snow-factor-indoor-ski-slope


Thanks for letting us know man, it's bad news but at least we can 'put it to bed' now and move on...

I spoke to someone I know who is a manager at CFe and they confirmed they would like top buy the real ski slopes in MK and CAS but had absolutely no plans to buy Braehead/Glasgow.... Sad

End of an era... Sad
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As someone who worked there part-time for the 16.5 years it was around it is very sad and a great loss. Of course it was perhaps inevitable with the current cost of fuel.

Collectively the former staff are owed an awful lot of money in unpaid wages and redundancy. Not sure when we will receive any of it. Particularly difficult for former full time colleagues.
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 You know it makes sense.
You know it makes sense.
Sad news indeed but not unexpected.
I skied the second last day they were open and, although I am not a fan of fridge skiing, it was a valuable resource especially for getting kids enthusiastic in snow sports.
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