Indoor ski slope Chill Factore is finally ready to reopen its doors for the first time since March.

The attraction, which is the longest real snow slope in the UK, will have new safety measures in place when it welcomes back visitors

Snow sports enthusiasts will be able to hit the slopes again from August 17, with the Snow Park and lessons resuming from August 24.

During lockdown, the Trafford snow centre has been being used as a giant fridge to store food heading to NHS workers, schools and care homes.

The 180m slope will have new measures in place to ensure social distancing is adhered to in the queues and on the lifts.

Changing rooms and locker facilities will be remaining closed for the time being, which also means no clothing hire will be available.

Visitors will need to arrive in warm, waterproof clothing.

Skis, ski boots, snowboards and helmets will be available to borrow, which will be sanitised between uses.

Chill Factore is also launching a new type of Friends and Family lesson so that those in the same household or support bubble can enjoy a lesson together.

On the re-opening, Chill Factore CEO Morwenna Angove said: "We are thrilled to be able to reopen our doors to guests in August.

"Chill Factore has been granted the Visit England ‘We’re Good To Go’ accreditation meaning that all of the safety measures in place are in line with Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines.

"We ask that all guests follow the new measures for both their own safety and the safety of our team members, but most of all we ask all guests to have fun!

"We know many ski and snowboard enthusiasts, along with families that enjoy activities together, have missed the slopes over the last few months and are eager to get back out there."

Tickets must be pre-booked and collected either from the self-service machines or from the guest reception.

Its new opening hours will be 12pm to 8pm, Monday to Friday; and 10am to 6pm on Saturdays and Sundays.