Snow Report 17 September 2014 - Australia & New Zealand


Some snow should fall across the mountains during the next few days. The new snow will be welcome on the open runs, but won't open any new areas this late into the ski season. We're now into the last few weeks for intermediates and beginners to get into some skiing and riding early in the school holidays.

Falls Creek (55cms) will be the best bet in Victoria, with intermediate skiing across Sun Valley. At Mt Hotham (54cms) and Mt Buller (20cms), the skiing is really limited. Perisher has lost a lot of runs in the warm weather but still has 19 of 48 lifts open. Skiing should be good around the higher parts of Thredbo. Lower-altitude resorts like Selwyn and Baw Baw are now closed for the season.


Ohau 16.09.14 [Source: Ohau FB page]
Finally some fresh snow in New Zealand right at the end of the season! A good little fall arrived early in the weekend (5-10cms), followed by some very nice snowfalls on Monday and Tuesday (10-30cms or more in places).

Better late than never I guess, at least for those ski areas that haven't closed already. There should be some good skiing in the Southern Lakes (around Queenstown) in particular into early October.

North Canterbury and Nelson

Hanmer Springs and Mt Lyford are closed for the season. Rainbow is skiing well after more than
30cms of new snow this week.


Porters was closed today but is due to open until 5th October. Mt Hutt has had a refreshing 12cms and will continue to operate into October. Canterbury has not had a good ski season at all.

The Mackenzie

Mt Dobson is looking to open on the weekend for a last hurrah. Roundhill is now closed for the season. Ohau has pretty good cover and received 25cms from the storm. It usually closes at the end of September.


Cardrona has great cover in Captains Basin, while Treble Cone has great coverage in the Saddle Basin. Treble Cone typically closes on 30th September.


Coronet Peak is still going well and The Remarkables should stay open well into October.

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