The new snow took ski centres - which had been closed for six weeks due to record high March and February temperatures - by surprise, most had moved early in to their summer operating model.

Currently Cairngorm and The Lecht have terrain open with fresh snow and Nevis Range have new snow on the beginner slope.

The lecht had completely bare slopes before this week but now has six lifts operating and there's reported to be good off piste on Buzzard side.