Scotland's snowsports resorts are preparing for the 2018-19 season after a spell of freezing weather left several centres white.
Skiers and snowboarders looking to bag a bargain for their next winter holiday would do well to consider Morzine and Les Gets in the French Alps. Gayle Ritchie checks out a fantastic catered chalet run by a couple from Broughty Ferry
It may be the kind of sport that terrifies beginners taking it up later in life.
Whistler is a long way from home for most Brits, so is it a good choice for the beginner skier? David Wilcock heads to Canada to find out