The ski season proper starts today (Thursday December 20th) at the Nevis Range resort near Fort William.
No less than 19 runs are expected to be available for those heading to the slopes in their ski gloves
, with the Gondola system up and running after being closed so far this week for maintenance, while staff training has also been taking place.
With the Christmas holidays about to start, now may be a good time to fill the stockings of young ski enthusiasts with some new skiwear
Elsewhere, the Glencoe ski resort was closed yesterday due to high winds but hopes to open today, while the Lecht in the Cairngorms National Park should also open.
However, a combination of strong winds and heavy snow has closed Cairngiorm Mountain and this may remain the case over the next couple of days, while Glenshee is closed at present due to a lack of any complete runs.