Scotland's ski resorts are reporting very good conditions for those taking to the slopes, with good coverings of snow and more flurries expected in the days ahead.
The Nevis Range gave a particularly upbeat view about the prospects for those donning their skiwear
over the next few days, stating: "Weather conditions have been very much better than forecasted this week and the forecast for the weekend has changed for the better."
Only Cairn Gorm has any problems, with high winds predicted for today and the funicular railway closed due to drifts, which means much of the track will have to be dug out.
For those keen to find the best conditions in the Cairngorms National Park, Glen Shee is also reporting outstanding conditions, particularly off-piste on Carn Aosda and Glas Maol.
Those familiarising themselves with Glen Shee may wish to return out-of-season, when other leisure activities are available such as Munro bagging.
Visitors swapping ski boots
for walking boots
can climb not only Glas Maol and Carn Aosda, but also other local peaks over 3,000 ft such as The Cairnwell, Carn a' Gheoidh, Caig Leacach, Carn an Tuirc, Tolmount and Tom Buidhe.
Posted by Brandon Egley