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NEW ZEALAND SNOW REPORTS

New Zealand Snow Reports and Local Ski Conditions

New Zealand snow reports and local ski conditions are updated daily during the ski season. The majority of New Zealand's winter skiing occurs within the Mount Ruapehu, Queenstown and Wanaka regions. The main tourist ski resort towns are Queenstown and Wanaka. The New Zealand ski season is roughly early July to early October.

The main New Zealand heliski regions are Queenstown, Wanaka, Mount Cook and Methven.

UPDATED SNOW REPORTS : 21 September 2017. 10:00AM

 

AUCKLAND
Indoor Skiing at the Snowplanet - Auckland City
Skifield Location
Last
Updated
Area
Status
Road Access
Average Snow Depth
Last Snow Fall
Weather Conditions
  Snowplanet Thu 21,
Sept
2017.
10:00AM
OPEN
-
Open
-
45cm
Indoor
Ski Slope
0cm
-
Indoor
Skiing
-5C
   
MT RUAPEHU
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Skifield Location
Last
Updated
Area
Status
Road Access
Average Snow Depth
Last Snow Fall
Weather Conditions
  Whakapapa
Ski Area
Thu 21,
Sept
2017.
07:59AM
OPEN
Closing Day
23 Oct
Open
-
277cm
Snow Base Upper Mountain
Mon,
18
Sept 20cm
Light Snow Showers. Poor Visibility. Light to Moderate N Wind
-1.0C
  Turoa
Ski Area
Thu 21,
Sept
2017.
07:42AM
Closed
Closing Day
23 Oct
Closed
-
200cm
Snow Base Upper Mountain
Mon,
18
Sept
15cm
Blizzard. Strong N Wind.
-2.0C
   
CANTERBURY
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Skifield Location
Last
Updated
Area
Status
Road Access
Average Snow Depth
Last Snow Fall
Weather Conditions
  Temple Basin
Ski Area
Wed 20,
Sept
2017.
05:44PM
Closed
Reopens Friday 22 Sept.
Closing Day
24 Sept
Open
-
20cm
Lower Mountaih
250cm
Upper Mountain
Mon,
18
Sept
05cm
Rain & Snow.
1.0C
  Porters Thu 21,
Sept
2017.
08:18AM
OPEN
Closing Day
08 Oct
Open
Carry Chains
120cm
Lower Mountaih
150cm
Upper Mountain
Tue,
19
Sept
50cm
Overcast. Not much wind.
2.0C
  Mount Hutt
Ski Area
Thu 21,
Sept
2017.
08:21AM
OPEN
-
Open
Carry Chains
285cm
Min Depth
380cm
Max Depth
Mon,
18
Sept
30cm
Cloud. Light Snow Flurries.
2.0C
   
MACKENZIE
Wilderness Heliskiing is available at Mount Cook
Skifield Location
Last
Updated
Area
Status
Road Access
Average Snow Depth
Last Snow Fall
Weather Conditions
  Mount Dobson
Ski Area
Thu 21,
Sept
2017.
05:55AM
Closed
-
Closed
Carry Chains

 

156cm
Minimum Depth
232m
Snow Base
Mon,
18
Sept
46cm
Snow Showers. Poor Visability.
-1.0C
  Roundhill
Ski Area
Tue 19,
Sept
2017.
07:52AM
Closed
Now Closed for the 2017 Season
Closed
Chains to be Carried
100cm
Min Depth
180cm
Max Depth
Sat,
09
Sept
10cm
Windy. 80kph NW Wind + Gusts
0.0C
  Ohau Snow Fields Tue 19,
Sept
2017.
10:08AM
Closed for 2 days
Closed Wed & Thurs.
Closing Day
08 Oct
Closed
Chains to be Carried
60cm
Lower Mountain
180cm
Upper Mountain
Tue,
19
Sept
05cm
Sunny. Light SE Wind.
0.0C
   
WANAKA
Harris Mountain Heliskiing is available at Wanaka
Skifield Location
Last
Updated
Area
Status
Road Access
Average Snow Depth
Last Snow Fall
Weather Conditions
  Treble Cone
Ski Area
Thu 21,
Sept
2017.
07:59AM
OPEN
Closing Day
01 Oct
Open
All Vehicles Carry Chains.
116cm
Home
Basin

141cm
Saddle
Basin
Sun,
17
Sept
15cm
Some High Cloud. N Breeze
0.0C
  Cardrona Alpine Resort Thu 21,
Sept
2017.
08:21AM
OPEN
-
Open
Carry Chains
45cm
Min Depth
115cm
Max Depth
Tue,
19
Sept
05cm
Scattered Cloud. Light E Wind.
3.0C
  Snow Farm
Ski Area

Cross Country Skiing
Thu 21,
Sept
2017.
06:15AM
OPEN
-
Open
All Vehicles Carry Chains and fitted where indicated
-
-
-
-
Mon,
18
Sept
05cm
High Cloud. Calm.
1.0C
   
QUEENSTOWN
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Skifield Location
Last
Updated
Area
Status
Road Access
Average Snow Depth
Last Snow Fall
Weather Conditions
  Coronet Peak Thu 21,
Sept
2017.
08:09AM
OPEN
Closing Day
01 Oct
Open
Carry Chains
20cm
Min Depth
85cm
Max Depth
Mon,
18
Sept
01cm
Some Cloud. Light W Wind.
1.7C
  The Remarkables Thu 21, Sept
2017.
07:59AM
OPEN
Closing Day
08 Oct
Open
Carry Chains
80cm
Min Depth
125cm
Max Depth
Mon,
18
Sept
07cm
Little Cloud. Light NE Wind.
0.2C

 

Weather Conditions & Mountain Forecast : http://www.metservice.co.nz

Ken Ring's Weather Predictions : http://www.predictweather.co.nz

AA Roadwatch Reports : http://www.aaroadwatch.co.nz

Avalanche Advisory : http://www.avalanche.net.nz

Avalanche Advisory Information

Seasonal Snow Variations : New Zealand snow conditions vary from season to season and from location to location. Snow conditions are dependent on local snowfalls, which way the wind blows and overall weather conditions. Snow conditions do vary between locations and are changeable during the course of the ski season.

Disclaimer : New Zealand Adventure Specialists Limited assumes no responsibility for any snow report or weather information supplied.