Thousands of skiers took to the slopes at the weekend as the coldest snap of the year brought a flurry of snow to resorts across Scotland.
Glencoe Mountain Resort
More than 100,000 skiers hit the slopes at just three of Scotland’s ski centres this year as snowsport centres report record breaking numbers for the first time in 10 years.
Andy Meldrum has a big smile on his face. As the owner and managing director of the Glencoe Mountain Resort, he’s enjoying a busy winter.
Thousands of skiers from across the country flocked to Scotland’s popular ski resorts at the weekend - with more snow on the way.
These stunning images of snow tunnels show that it is still very much winter at Glencoe in Lochaber.
A Highland mountain resort is confident it will have enough snow for its traditional midsummer ski at the weekend.
More than 200,000 visits by skiers and snowboarders to Scotland's five mountain ski resorts generated almost £21million for the Scottish economy during the past season.
One of the north's three mountain ski resorts has closed its winter sports season due to a combination of a shortage of skiers and snowboarders and a lack of snow on the lower slopes.
Snow lovers can indulge their passion at the weekend when the north's ski resorts take part in Ski-Scotland's annual snow festival.
Road closures have put paid to skiing at two of the north's resorts today.
Hopes that today would be a bumper one for skiing have been dashed so far this morning.
The continuing snow conditions are good news for the north's ski resorts, all of which hope to open today.
Police have issued a warning to drivers following "dangerous parking" on the A82 near Glencoe ski centre.
Motorists caused chaos on one of the north's busiest roads yesterday as thousands flocked to the slopes to make the most of perfect skiing conditions.
Thousands of people have hit the slopes as temperatures plunged across the north.
A fun pagan festival has been proven to be a fruitful plan after an offering to the "snow gods" resulted in a healthy dumping of crisp white snow.
A severe weather warning of snow for the north on Sunday has raised hopes of an early start to the winter sports season.
A Highland mountain resort is aiming to finish building its new dry ski slope in time for winter.
A fun pagan ritual - called The Snowbringer - is to be held in the Highlands to encourage the "snow gods" to send plenty of the white stuff this winter.
Ski resorts in the north are hoping for an early start to the winter sports season after snow fell on some peaks yesterday.
An increasing number of skiers and snowboarders are deserting the commercial ski slopes in the Highlands in search of offpiste adventures.
A Highland mountain resort has unveiled plans for a dry ski slope to ensure outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the sport regardless of the weather.
Glencoe Mountain Resort has called off plans for its first August "hike and ski" event tomorrow due to bad weather.
It may be mid summer, but visitors to Glencoe Mountain Resort in Lochaber have been making the most of the unseasonable snow that remains on the mountains this year. Watch this video of “mid July poly bag sledging” at Glencoe. As the resort says, not the best of run outs, but looks fun…