Those hoping to put on their ski boots
and head for the hills for some early season fun on the pistes could be boosted this week by a weather forecast promising lots of snow.
According to the Met Office, the north and east of Britain will be seeing "heavy snow from Thursday onward", with as much as ten cm falling on higher ground.
The weekend will then bring further snow to more southerly and western parts of England as well as to Wales.
New snowfall could lead to several of Scotland's ski resorts being able to offer skiing, as well as some of the ski clubs in northern England.
At present, the only Scottish resort offering skiing is Cairn Gorm.
It noted: "Skiing is limited to the Cas side only, suitable for intermediate and expert skiers only," adding that Traverse 105, the Gun Barrel and the White Lady are the only runs currently operating.