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New Zealand Snow Forecasts - Wednesday 30th September 2020

New Zealand Snow Forecasts and Reports for New Zealand Ski Resorts

When will it next snow in New Zealand?

Snow is next forecast to fall in New Zealand over the next 2 days, in at least 6 Ski Resorts including Mount Olympus (NZ), Mount Ruapehu, Rainbow, Turoa and Whakapapa.

How much snow is there in New Zealand?

The deepest reported snow in New Zealand is in Mount Hutt, which reports snow depths of 175cm on upper slopes and 60cm lower down.

When did it last snow in New Zealand?

We do not currently have reports of recent snowfalls from New Zealand, but we hope to soon!

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Top 10 New Zealand Ski Resorts by Snow Depth

Ski Resorts in New Zealand with the deepest reported Snow.
Ski Resort Report Valley Depth^
Mount Hutt60cm175cm
The Remarkables70cm95cm
Mount Dobson40cm90cm
Coronet Peak-
Mount Ruapehu
Ohau Snow Fields
Treble Cone-

Top 10 New Zealand Ski Resorts by Forecast Snow

Ski Resorts in New Zealand by snow forecast in the next two days.
Ski Resort Forecast 48HrMonTueWedThuFriSatSun 7Day
Rainbow4cm 4cm
Mount Olympus (NZ)4cm 16cm
Broken River-2cm
Mount Cheeseman-2cm
Temple Basin-2cm
Mount Ruapehu2cm 3cm
Whakapapa2cm 2cm
Coronet Peak-1cm

New Zealand Ski Resorts - Forecast Snow Comparison

The latest snow forecasts for Ski Resorts in New Zealand - please note that all ski resorts can be affected by weather at short notice, and you should check with the Tourist Office before travelling.

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New Zealand Snow Forecasts
Ski Resort Forecast 48HrMonTueWedThuFriSatSun 7DaySnow Conditions
Broken River-2cm -
Cardrona-7cm Ski Area Open
Coronet Peak-1cm Ski Area Closed
Craigieburn-2cm -
Fox Peak-11cm -
Hanmer Springs---
Mount Cheeseman-2cm -
Mount Dobson-15cm Ski Area Open
Mount Hutt-1cmSki Area Open
Mount Lyford---
Mount Olympus (NZ)4cm 16cm -
Mount Ruapehu2cm 3cm -
Ohau Snow Fields-8cm -
Porter Heights---
Rainbow4cm 4cm -
Roundhill-77cm -
Snow Farm-7cm -
Temple Basin-2cm -
The Remarkables-4cm 30cm Fresh Snow
Treble Cone-8cm -
Turoa1cm1cm Ski Area Open
Whakapapa2cm 2cm Ski Area Open

The New Zealand snow forecast figures given here are the likely average cumulative snowfall on each day, for the specified ski resort. Local snow depths may vary considerably from slope to slope.

Off Piste and Avalanche Safety

Ski Safe : If you intend to ski or snowboard off piste in New Zealand, you must check conditions locally before doing so. Always check the Avalanche Risk Level and carry appropriate avalanche safety equipment at all times.

New Zealand Snow Forecast Table Key

  • Snow Forecast - links to 7-Day medium-range and 14-Day long-range Snow Forecasts.
  • 48 Hours - total snowfall forecast in the next 48 hours.
  • 7 Days - total snowfall possible over the next 7 days.
  • Status - ski area status (Open/Closed/Unknown).
  • Snow Conditions - current skiing conditions.

All Snow Forecasts beyond 2 days are subject to change. The multi-day snowfall totals above are the total quantity of fresh snow expected to fall, and do NOT account for settling and compaction that will occur.

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