More than 18,000 skiers and boarders flocked to Scotland’s snowsports centres during their first week of opening.
Ski Scotland said it was delighted with how the new season is already shaping up.
Chair of Ski-Scotland Heather Negus said:”We are absolutely delighted that so many skiers and snowboarders came out on Saturday and Sunday to celebrate the great snow at our ski areas – the first weekend of the season with all five mountain resorts operating!
“Over the past week, the five areas report ‘skier days’ well in excess of 18,000. This is much higher than would be expected in one January week and gives an excellent start to what promises to be a good season.”
The Scottish snowsports season generated more than £23m for the economy last season.
It was slightly down on the previous winter with 230,634 skier days recorded at the five mountain areas.
Over the last six seasons, Scotland’s snowsports areas of The Lecht, Glenshee, CairnGorm Mountain, Glencoe and Nevis Range have hosted more than 1.5m skier days which have produced over £155million for the economy.