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It has not been a great ski season in Scotland, but now the snow has arrived and our reporter has been out in the thick of it.

Glencoe was fabulous on Monday, with plenty of fresh snow, and lots of skiing both on and off-piste.

The whole mountain was in really great shape, with blue skies above.

Looped around a few times to ski 'Spring run' which was just awesome.

No queues.

Days like today Glencoe can rival any resort anywhere in the world.

Hopefully they'll get another window in the weather on Wednesday when they have the Red Bull Homerun making its UK debut there.

Update Wednesday:  Unfortunately not.  The organisers have decided to call it off for safety reasons due to strong wind conditions.

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This week has seen a welcome return to winter in the Scottish Highlands.

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The best of the snow has been building up in the west, with Nevis Range and Glencoe both offering skiing on their full vertical.

There's also been some snow further east in the Cairngorms.

The Lecht has fresh snow on all runs and is expecting to operate on Tuesday the Eagle, Grouse, Chair (wind permitting) Robin and Wren.

The upper slopes on Cairngorm Mountain have great opportunities for ski tourers, but not enough snow lower down at the moment to operate lift assisted skiing. Likewise Glenshee is waiting for a bit more snow.

The outlook is unsettled this week, but there is at least more snow forecast.

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Rod has been writing for PlanetSKI for a while from the Alps but he's now back in his home in the Highlands.

Rod Frazer is a BASI ISTD ski instructor and owner of Where Stags Roar.

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