The snowsports season has finally arrived in Scotland.
Conditions have finally allowed resorts across the country to start welcoming skiers and snowboarders.
Glencoe, Cairngorm, Nevis Range, the Lecht and Glenshee began welcoming snowsports enthusiasts across the weekend, with almost all of the centres opening in some form on Monday.
And more snowfall has given fresh hope of further days of fun on the slopes throughout the Christmas holidays.
Glencoe Mountain Resort was the most impressive with photos from the hills on Sunday morning showing a white-out and filled-up runs.
An update posted to the resort’s Facebook page on Monday read: “Starting to dry up a little now. We’ve gained snow on the upper mountain but lower mountain has seen a mix of snow, rain and sleet.
“Forecast for tomorrow looking a little cooler so expecting snow to below the top of the access chair.
“Skiing fast where plenty of skier traffic, a bit sticky off-piste. Sledging area nice and fast again.”
Starting to dry up a little now. We've gained snow on the upper mountain but lower mountain has seen a mix of snow, rain…
Glenshee was forced to close due to warm weather after one day of excellent snow cover on the slopes last Wednesday.
However enough man-made snow allowed staff to open the Plastic and Dink Dink runs at the weekend.
As of Monday morning the runs were once again beginning to fill in, with Glenshee workers hopeful of more snowsports in the coming days.
At Nevis Range the Gondola, Alpha and Goose lifts were opened on Monday morning and staff were hopeful of getting the Summit Tow opened up later in the day.
We are open for snowsports from 9.30am! Open lifts are Gondola, Alpha and Goose. Our maintenance team are currently working on Summit Tow and this will hopefully be open later this afternoon #NevisRange #FortWilliam www.nevisrange.co.ukSnow firm with natural hazards and limited runs across the mountain with limited runs across the whole mountain. Check the full mountain report at www.nevisrange.co.uk/mountain-report/Tickets are £21.50 for adults and £16.50 for concessions today
Posted by Nevis Range on Monday, 23 December 2019
Cairngorm Mountain once again opened for snowsports from 9am on Monday following a “busy day on the hill” on Sunday.
The Lecht’s Magic Carpet run was also opened on Monday.