Scotland’s ski resorts have suffered one of their “worst seasons” – with mild winter weather and the continuing troubles at CairnGorm Mountain combining to have a major impact on their fate.
Glenshee Ski Centre
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.
Ski centres were left out in the cold yesterday as the first flurries of snow descended on the north and north east.
Can you get anymore Scottish - Skier plays the bagpipes as she speeds downhill.
Skiers at the Glenshee Ski Centre were treated to a ceilidh dance high atop the mountain during the weekend.
Ski centres are hoping for a “reasonable” season this year with the Lecht expecting to remain open for Easter.
Highland ski centres enjoyed a “brilliant” day on Sunday with more snow set to come as weather forecasters warned of a cold snap.
Stunning footage has been captured of a herd of red deer foraging for food in the snow.
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.
A north-east ski resort has posted a video showing the masses of fresh snow which landed on the hills overnight.
North-east mountain resorts are on the brink of opening to winter sports fans after a weekend blast of snow.
Snowboarders and skiers in the north-east are mourning the passing of winter as the regions two main ski resorts closed for the season.
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.
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.
Scotland's wild weather throughout the past few days seems to have paid off for our largest ski resort.
Snow is due to fall across north mountains this week raising hopes of a good turnout for World Snow Day events.
Thousands of people have hit the slopes as temperatures plunged across the north.
The beginning of the winter snowsports season was a mixed bag in the north and north-east.
Storm force winds have forced the closure of one of the Highland's busiest ski resorts - just a day after it opened for the winter.
The weather bomb may have caused chaos for the north this week but now the fun begins.
Skiers and snowboarders could be in for an early Christmas present with two north-east snow centres expected to open to the public this weekend.
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Ski resorts in the north are hoping for an early start to the winter sports season after snow fell on some peaks yesterday.
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.