Winter is just around the corner – and people in Aberdeen have been getting ready for the arrival of the white stuff with two days of snowsports in the city.
Ski and snowboard enthusiasts as well as newcomers to the sports had fun on the slopes at Aberdeen Snowsports Centre’s Winter is Coming festival on Saturday and Sunday.
Marketing and communications manager for the Garthdee centre, Adam Seniors, said: “We have basically been drumming up a lot of publicity for snowsports, we have had representatives down from Glenshee Ski Centre.
“It was a great weekend, we had a good turnout from snowboarders and skiers, and a Guinness World Record attempt which I believe has gone very well.”
On Saturday local skiers Rob Wilkinson and Grant Donald attempt to top Tyler Harding’s 9.6ft world record for the highest jump of an artificial quarter pipe.
Mr Seniors said: “We believe that Grant bettered it first, then Wilkinson smashed the record.”
However, they will have to wait for the Guinness World Record team to analyse the footage before the record can be confirmed.
Mr Seniors said: “We have had a lot of follow-up bookings. It’s great to see people getting interested. We have been very lucky with the weather, everything has gone very well.”
Mr Seniors added that this winter could be the centre’s busiest season to date.
He said: “It does seem to get more popular every year. This is the first season since the Winter Olympics, you can almost feel the buzz around the place.”