Chill Factore is celebrating Pride across the region and invited one of the UK’s most famous drag queens to put on a breathtaking display, skiing down the slope in full regalia.
The Vivienne has been performing around the world for the past 11 years and since 2015 has been the UK ambassador for the global hit TV show, RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Yesterday she donned her famous blue sequin dress, swapped her pink stilettos for ski boots, and let her blonde locks loose on the snow. The Vivienne sashayed down the 180-metre snow slope complete with a free-flowing Pride flag trailing behind her, showcasing its array of mesmerising colours.
Commenting on her first drag race on the snow, The Vivienne said “This is the best I’ve ever felt in drag, If I can walk in 10-inch heels I can walk in skis! I’ve always been a fan of skiing, it really is an activity for anyone and everyone, regardless of ability.”
“It has been such an honour being asked to represent the LGBTQ+ community at Chill Factore and be the first drag queen on the slope, it’s the perfect way to glide into Pride.”
To continue the celebration of inclusivity across Manchester, Chill Factore is offering a further 20% off Snow Park, lift passes and taster lessons for guests who present a valid Pride wristband*.
On bringing the spirit of Manchester Pride to Chill Factore, CEO Morwenna Angove, said: “We are often bringing fantastic and breath-taking activities to Chill Factore and this was certainly no exception.
“To watch The Vivienne lavishly ski down the snow slope with the Pride flag trailing behind displayed just how wonderful this celebration across the region really is.
“It may be the first time we’ve had a drag queen become an ice queen here at Chill Factore but it certainly won’t be the last.”