More than 10 tonnes of real snow was dumped in the middle of the Strathclyde University campus to create a temporary 'rail jam' snow park.
Around 3000 new students who are in town for Freshers' Week took advantage of free taster sessions.
They showed off their skills in a special 'rail jam' competition designed to showcase the tricks of the sport.
Staff from Snow Factor Braehead created the rail park at Rottenrow by banking and shaping snow down a set of steps.
Instructors and sponsored riders met with the university's sports union Snowsports Club to perform demonstrations and encourage budding academics onto the slopes.
Kwaku Adjei, president of the Students' Association at Strathclyde University, said: "We organised the event as part of our Freshers' Week.
"This year, we wanted to put on more diverse events and the Snow Jam was one of many.
"The Jam brought a carnival atmosphere to the centre of the campus along with other surrounding activities and hopefully encouraged some of our newcomers to engage with sport at the university."
Jamie Smith, owner of Snow Factor Braehead, said he was thrilled to create the temporary snow park.
He added: "It was a great day and our highly-qualified instructors and sponsored riders were there to provide expert tuition."