Snow is due to fall across north mountains this week raising hopes of a good turnout for World Snow Day events.
Glencoe Mountain Resort and Nevis Range in Lochaber are hoping conditions will be perfect for the worldwide celebration of snow on Sunday.
The Glencoe centre is billing the event as “a fun-filled family day on the snow”.
Activities planned include a snowman building competition, an igloo building demonstration, Snowtrax rides, free sledging, free chairlift access for children and various children’s races.
Managing director Andy Meldrum said: “We always get a good turnout for World Snow Day.
“We’ve been pretty lucky with the weather in previous years and we’re hoping it will be good again this year.
“It looks as though we should have plenty of snow, according to the forecast, so we’re just hoping the winds will drop to allow the lifts to operate.”
Nevis Range, near Fort William, is also planning a snowman building competition, free sledging for under 5s and special offers on the hire of snow-shoes.
Marian Austin, who is the resort’s managing director, said: “It looks like we will have quite a lot of snow by the weekend.
“It has been snowing quite heavily up the hill this weekend.
“We’re expecting a bit of a thaw overnight and, from then on, there’s snow in the forecast every day so we would expect to have plenty of white stuff for people to play with.”
No one at CairnGorm Mountain, near Aviemore, was able to comment about its World Snow Day programme.
Meanwhile, north east resorts, the Glenshee Ski Centre at Cairnwell and the Lecht Ski Centre at Strathdon, said they thought it unlikely that they would have enough snow to take part in the global celebration of the white stuff.
Glenshee has a full day of activities planned, including ski-ing and snowboarding taster sessions, a snow sculpture competition, tubing, ski demonstrations and free use of beginners lifts.
But Aileen Lawrence, one of the directors, said: “We seem to have been plagued with having bad weather or not enough snow on World Snow Day.
“If we get enough snow this week, it will happen, but it is not looking good again this year.”
James McIntosh, operations director at the Lecht, added: “Due to the lack of snow, nothing is planned for the Lecht at present.”