Scottish ski areas have re-opened today after brief Christmas Day closures.

Most have little open so far but report an improving situation with low temperatures and snow falling.

The road up to Cairngorm (above) was blocked until 10am on boxing day by drifting snow but t is now open.,

The centre above Aviemore has a short run open using mostly SnowFactory machine made snow.

Glenshee say they too are currently operating on machine made snow over the Plastic, Dink Dink and Rope Tow served slopes and that advanced booking is required due to limited snow space.

The Lecht also reports limited terrain open with about 50 metres of vertical and four lifts running to access short slopes with mostly machine made snow cover but with natural snowfall on top.

“Eagle 1 and Grouse are complete with reasonable snow cover, some icy patches, covering of new snow,” a resort snow statement explains.

In the west there’s currently sledging but not yet skiing or boarding possible at Glencoe and Nevis Range (below).

“Not quite enough snow for skiing yet, but the forecast this week looks fantastic, keep snow dancing!” Nevis range posted on Boxing Day morning.