New snow, driven by a brisk wind, has been falling throughout the Cairngorms National Park since early this morning. http://www.cairngorms.co.uk/. Sadly Lecht Ski Centre still has insufficient cover for snowsports but hopefully this latest snow will enable runs to be opened for Sunday http://www.lecht.co.uk/. Upper parts of Cairngorm Mountain are presently closed due to the strong winds but there is good skiing and boarding to be had on the Travers & Coire Cas, including the Gun Barrel which has been well filled through this season thanks to the introduction of a snow canon at that location.
All along Speyside people are out taking advantage of and enjoying the variety of outdoor activities available in this beautiful part of the world ~ Strathspey looking particularly picturesque today ~ as if dusted with icing sugar. Here in Newtonmore, walkers are out and about on the wonderful Wildcat Trail ~ the excellent circular path around the perimeter of the village and children of all ages are out playing and having fun in the snow.