Snow Report 12 June 2015 - Australia & New Zealand

Oh dear! A promising start to the season was dampened somewhat thanks to a spell of warm and windy then briefly wet weather. There are some better signs of snowy goodness to come, however, especially in New Zealand which is under the snowy spell of a southerly weather system.

If you are now busy excitedly planning your ski trip in Australia or New Zealand, I have some links to some old blog posts that might help you get ready:


Mt Buller [Source: Mt Buller webcams]
It was a little too warm for snow earlier this week. Sadly the rain fell across all the ski resorts on Tuesday.

Now we're into a run of sunny, clear weather (good for snowmaking at night) until early next week when there is a chance of a little snow (or rain) up high. Lets hope it gets colder so it will turn to snow later in the week.

Mt Buller

Mt Buller had four lifts open today for skiing mainly on Bourke Street and Little Buller Spur, Conditions will have been challenging for the snowmakers as the overnight low was a balmy 5.6c and a forecast top today of 8c. Snow depth: 28cm

Mt Hotham

Mt Hotham is operating the Big D beginners area and the Summit Trainer only. Snow depth: 20cm

Falls Creek

Falls Creek has the Towers lift operating as well as the beginner runs around Cloud Nine and Wombats Ramble. Snow depth: 20cm

High Noon @ Thredbo [Source: Thredbo website]

Perisher opened parts of the Blue Cow area today. A total of 13 lifts were operating for 13 groomed runs.


The groomed runs available this weekend at Thredbo are Ballroom, Walkabout, High Noon, Friday Flat, Beginner Bowl.


The rain arrived across the South Island on Tuesday as predicted. The good news was that it turned to snow really early on Wednesday morning. Since then it has kept snowing on and off especially around Queenstown and Wanaka (less so in Canterbury).

The snow is forecast to continue on and off through the weekend, building on the base as the skifields gear up their operations for season start. Cardrona, Coronet Peak and Mt Hutt open tomorrow.

Here's a reminder of all the updated planned skifield opening dates in New Zealand:

North Canterbury and Nelson

Rainbow 4th July 2015
Hanmer Springs late Jun/early July 2015
Mt Lyford late June 2015
Cardrona [Source: Cardrona FB page]


Mt Hutt 13th June 2015
Porters 19th June 2015

The Mackenzie

Ohau 27th June 2015
Roundhill 27th June 2015
Mt Dobson 4th July 2015


Treble Cone 25th June 2015
Cardrona 13th June 2015


Coronet Peak 13th June 2015 - Confirmed that Coronet Express and Meadows lifts will operate tomorrow.
The Remarkables 21st June 2015

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