Avoiding the peak lunch hours in the mountain restaurants is also advisable.
The weather is the biggest factor that will make your Scottish ski holiday heaven or hell.
Scotland can be blessed with light fluffy powder if we have an Arctic blast, or more commonly wetter, heavier stuff if brought in off the Atlantic.
Ironically, heavy snowfall can overwhelm the limited staff numbers and snow-clearing facilities, and close the ski areas until the snow has been cleared from roads and lifts – as does too little snowfall.
It’s the complete unpredictability of snow-cover that’s the key issue holding back Scottish ski areas from developing their facilities.
The skiing is usually located on wide, open moorland with no tree cover.