Thousands of skiers hit the slopes of Cairngorm in Scotland over the weekend to enjoy some of the best snow conditions in almost 30 years.
Approximately 1.5 metres of snow has fallen on the upper slopes since Christmas and there is now 185cm at the top, which is some of the best snow cover since the 1970s.
Colin Matthew, Operations Manager for CairnGorm Mountain, says: "With temperatures forecast to remain at or below freezing for the next week at least, this is a great time to come and enjoy some awesome snow sports, with excellent cover form top to bottom and the whole hill available to explore. The snow is dry and crunchy on the pisted runs, the M1 and Cas have perfectly groomed powder and the top bowls are pisted virtually from fence to fence."
The West Wall, East Wall, and Ciste Gully areas are all closed due to avalanche risk so there is no skiing or snowboarding allowed on those pistes.
The CairnGorm Mountain has a reputation as one of the most beautiful and sometimes challenging places to ski in the UK, as well as boasting Scotland's only funicular railway.
It is also Scotland's most popular resort and is located just a short distance from the main A9 arterial route which runs between Perth and Inverness.