Unfortunately the Scottish mountains have seen warmer temperatures than southern England in recent weeks and currently have only very limited terrain maintained by all-weather snowmaking machines open. However a new shuttle service to two most southerly of the country's five ski centres should prove very useful once the snow arrives.
The new ski shuttle service from Glasgow to the ski centres of Glencoe and Glenshee has been launched by retailer Ellis Brigham.
Setting off from their store at XSITE Braehead (the location of Scotland's indoor snow centre), located four miles from Glasgow international airport and even closer to the city's rail stations, the weekend service costs £25 with users dropped right by the lift and able to access their bags on the buds all day.
The store is open from 6am to collect and for any last-minute needs and freshly serviced skis or boards can be hired for £25/day if required.
"In summary – fly to Glasgow International on a Friday, overnight at the Travelodge at XSITE, pick up your rental equipment from 6am, board the coach at 7am. Enjoy a day on the slopes, leaving around 5pm. Toast your days' turns in one of the many eating, drinking venues back at XSITE. Repeat," a spokesperson for Ellis Brigham summarised.