Scotland’s ski slopes are filling up with snow as an Arctic blast spreads across the north and north-east of the country.
These images from the Highland and Islands Weather Facebook page show the white-out conditions at the CairnGorm Mountain Ski Centre, near Aviemore.
The photographs were taken at the top station of CairnGorm Mountain, which is one of the country’s most popular venues for skiiing and snowboaring.
The resort issued a statement saying the mountain was -3C with 20mph to 30mph winds, and more snow was forecast for later in the week.
And images from the Lecht Ski Centre also show the resort’s slopes turning wintry.
Aberdeenshire Council gritters have been put on standby, whilst the snowgates on the A93 Glenshee road were closed earlier this morning due to the wintry weather.
And the A939 Lecht Road road has been closed at Tomintoul, near the B9008 junction, due to heavy snow.
It comes as the Braemar Mountain Rescue Team posted footage of a whiteout from Lochnagar, between Braemar and Ballater, showing the Arctic landscape this weekend.
Last week the rescuers warned walkers to be prepared if heading to the mountains this weekend, declaring winter officially here.
The Met Office said temperatures would drop to -3C on the peaks and down to 0C in inland regions in the north and north-east, with sleet and hail hitting as far east as Aberdeen yesterday.
In the city, the poor weather led to the annual fireworks display being cancelled