Tonnes of snow made for Cairngorm Mountain ski season
The snow-making has been done in preparation for the official start of Cairngorm Mountain's snowsports season on Saturday.
The artificial snow will mean skiing and snowboarding can be guaranteed on lower level runs.
The centre near Aviemore is owned by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).
It is operated on the public agency's behalf by Cairngorm Mountain (Scotland) Limited (CMSL).
The artificial snow has been made using a "snow factory" machine.
Events to mark the Cairngorm Mountain's snowsports season include ski schools for children, demonstrations by Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team and a screening of the animated movie Frozen.
HIE said during the season it would be running nine surface lifts which should enable up to 1,000 visitors a day to access the slopes when conditions are suitable.
It said all surface lifts would be operational as and when snow cover and customer demand permits.