Snow Report 14 June 2014 - Australia & New Zealand

Welcome all to the middle of June which should herald some consistent wintery weather arriving in both Australia and New Zealand. This means the snows are not too far away!


There has been no snow to speak of in Australia yet. The merry month of May usually sees a big snowfall (that later melts) to get people excited about the coming winter, but we missed out on that this year. This week saw warm temperatures again and some rain in the Alps.

The good news is that it will start snowing this weekend up high on the peaks. Next week looks a bit colder but another fine spell will emerge meaning there won't be much skiing to speak of until later in the month.

Mt Hutt 14.06.14 [Source: Mt Hutt Webcam]

New Zealand has fared better with a few snowfalls in recent weeks, mixed with rain and sun. Two skifields on the South Island are already open for skiing, with the others due to open over the next four weeks.

North Canterbury and Nelson

Rainbow is due to open on the 5th July. Hanmer Springs is aiming for 28th June. Mt Lyford is looking to open next Friday for the first runs of the season.


Mt Hutt (45/35cms) opened yesterday with about 40cms after a snowfall on Wednesday helped get the mountain ready. The Triple Chair is not yet running. Porters will open on 20th June.

The Mackenzie

Ohau and Roundhill are due to open on 28th June, while Mt Dobson gets going on 4th July.

Coronet Peak 14.06.14 [Source: Coronet Peak webcam]

Treble Cone plans to open on 26th June, while Cardrona expects to get going one week earlier.


Coronet Peak (30/25cms) was the first New Zealand skifield to open when the lifts began spinning last weekend. Just the main trails off Coronet Express and the beginners areas are open at the moment with conditions not looking that super on the webcams. The Remarkables is looking to open on the 21st June.


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