Campaign Launched to Save Scotland’s Only Indoor Snow Slope
A group has been launched that aims to re-open the only indoor snow centre in the country.
Snow Factor, located at XSite Braehead near Glasgow, closed around six months ago in late 2022 after the company that ran it went into liquidation last year. The rest of the mall around it remain open.
Snow Factor opened on April 6th, 2006 to the same design the centre at Castleford as part of a £500m project to redevelop a 200 acre site near Glasgow, Scotland. Originally the centre was branded SNO!zone Braehead and jointly promoted with Milton Keynes and Castleford SNO!zones but in late 2011 it came under a new operator and was re-branded Snow Factor. It was the most northerly in the UK and also claimed to have the country’s longest indoor snow slope.
An online petition, named Save XSite Snow Scotland, has been started by the group, which is looking for a way to save the centre and find a way for it to operate viably in the future. Anyone is welcome to sign.
“Time is of the essence, as the window to save this venue for Scotland and future generations is rapidly closing. We are reaching out to individuals and organizations who can lend their expertise and support to find a sustainable business model that will help the venue achieve its net-zero targets. In particular, they are seeking energy experts who can contribute their time and knowledge to this noble cause. We are reaching out to individuals and organisations who can lend their expertise and support to find a sustainable business model that will help the venue achieve its net-zero targets,” a statement from the group reads.
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