She managed just two linked turns to take her to her 23rd consecutive month of skiing in the Cairngorms.

Hilly's hopes for fresh snow to lay some tracks on before the month is out may be fulfilled: CairnGorm Mountain ranger Attila Kish had the opportunity to view the substantial snowdrifts left over from Sunday 28th August on Ben MacDui when he went up in an RAF SeaKing helicopter on the last day of August.

Last season skiing at CairnGorm Mountain started on 13 November and over 120,000 skiers and snowboarders enjoyed snowsports in the course of the season.