The first major snowfall of 2008 meant that three of the five Scottish ski areas were able to open lifts for the first time that winter.
At the Lecht, skiers and snowboarders waited patiently for the access roads to be opened.
Further south at Glen Shee, seven lifts were open, but at Cairn Gorm the strength of the wind prevented any skiing.
The previous day had seen the Cairn Gorm slopes open for a while, with over 200 skiers, but winds in excess of 50mph had forced a closure and the centre was evacuated due to the risk of skiers and staff becoming trapped.
In the west, conditions were improving at Nevis Range on Aonach Mor, but there was only enough for sledging at this stage. The White Corries ski centre at Glen Coe had not opened for the season.