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New Zealand Snow Forecasts - Tuesday 5th March 2024

Snow Mail

New Zealand Snow Forecasts and Reports for New Zealand Ski Resorts

Where is there snow in New Zealand?

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 20 Ski Resorts including Cardrona, Coronet Peak, Treble Cone, Turoa and Whakapapa.

How much snow is there in New Zealand?

The deepest reported snow in New Zealand is in Mount Dobson, which reports snow depths of 120cm47in on upper slopes and 60cm24in 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 New Zealand Ski Resorts by Forecast Snow

Ski Resorts in New Zealand with most snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Roundhill23cm9in
Mount Olympus (NZ)13cm5in
Coronet Peak11cm4in
The Remarkables11cm4in
Temple Basin10cm4in
Broken River9cm4in
Craigieburn9cm4in
Mount Cheeseman9cm4in
Rainbow9cm4in
Mount Ruapehu8cm3in

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Top New Zealand Ski Resorts by Snow Depth

New Zealand ski areas with the greatest reported snow depths.
Ski Resort Report Upper
Mount Dobson120cm47in
Temple Basin105cm41in
Hanmer Springs50cm20in
Mount Lyford50cm20in
Cardrona40cm16in
Rainbow35cm14in
Manganui30cm12in
Snow Farm5cm2in

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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.

New Zealand Snow Forecasts
Ski Resort Forecast 48 HrTueWedThuFriSatSunMon 7 DaySnow Conditions
Broken River9cm4in 9cm4in -
Cardrona1cm-1cm-5cm2in Fresh Snow
Coronet Peak11cm4in 11cm4in Ski Area Closed
Craigieburn9cm4in 9cm4in -
Fox Peak---
Hanmer Springs6cm2in 6cm2in -
Manganui1cm- 1cm- -
Mount Cheeseman9cm4in 9cm4in -
Mount Dobson---
Mount Hutt--Ski Area Closed
Mount Lyford6cm2in 6cm2in -
Mount Olympus (NZ)13cm5in 13cm5in -
Mount Ruapehu8cm3in 8cm3in -
Ohau Snow Fields---
Porter Heights1cm- 1cm- -
Rainbow9cm4in 9cm4in -
Roundhill23cm9in 23cm9in -
Snow Farm1cm-1cm--
Temple Basin10cm4in 10cm4in -
The Remarkables11cm4in 11cm4in Ski Area Closed
Treble Cone1cm-1cm--
Tukino4cm2in 4cm2in -
Turoa5cm2in 5cm2in -
Whakapapa8cm3in 8cm3in -

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.

 Canterbury Snow

Ski Resorts in Canterbury with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Craigieburn9cm4in
Hanmer Springs6cm2in
Mount Lyford6cm2in
Porter Heights1cm-

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 Otago Snow

Ski Resorts in Otago with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Coronet Peak11cm4in
The Remarkables11cm4in
Cardrona1cm-
Snow Farm1cm-
Treble Cone1cm-

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 Manawatu-Wanganui Snow

Ski Resorts in Manawatu-Wanganui with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Mount Ruapehu8cm3in
Whakapapa8cm3in
Turoa6cm2in

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 Waikato Snow

Ski Resorts in Waikato with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Broken River9cm4in
Rainbow9cm4in
Tukino4cm2in

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