Skiers in the Lake District have taken advantage of unseasonal snowfall to head to the slopes for the first time in months.
Covid-19 restrictions forced the 85-year-old Lake District Ski Club to close during the winter.
Snow which started on Tuesday was deep enough by Wednesday to allow the club's tow up Raise, near Helvellyn, to run.
Members were "giddy" at the unusual sight of snow-covered mountains in May, club president Mike Sweeney said.
"I haven't seen snow at this time of year before, but I was speaking to some other members who said there was snow in June in 1963, although that was a very unusual year for weather," he said.
"It was fabulous, people were just giddy with excitement."
Former president of the club and assistant hut warden Gerard Unthank, 80, said there had been "quite a bit of snow this year" which members were previously prevented from enjoying because of lockdown.
"Up here we rely on drifts and have snow fences because we don't get a great depth of snow, but some of the drifts today are as high as the fences," he said.
There are still Covid restrictions in place in the club's hut to ensure social distancing, he added.
Walkers and climbers have also been enjoying the unusual conditions.
As well as bringing unexpected snow, the weather pattern has bathed some peaks in sunshine while others have been covered in mist or fog.
BBC Weather presenter Simon King said falling snow was not common in May, but was also "not out of the question".
Current conditions were being caused by a northerly wind which was dominating the weather pattern across the UK, he said.
In this set up, cold arctic air flows across the UK and there's been enough moisture to produce showers.
"As the air is cold enough, those showers have been wintry with snow falling to relatively low levels."
Bethany Smith said a hike up Helvellyn on Wednesday was her first since the end of the third lockdown.
"We knew it was white on the tops and I'm always prepared for all weather conditions, but we didn't realise quite how deep the snow was until we got to Grisedale Tarn and noticed people descending from Fairfield Peak on their backsides," she said.
"At some points, the snow drifts were up to our knees."
Ms Smith said the route up to Dollywaggon Pike was "a bit gnarly".
"But it was such beautiful weather for hiking; it felt more like we were in the Alps," she said.
The weather conditions have prompted those closer to ground level to record the effects of the combination of chill and damp.
Frost has been unusually prevalent during April and May.