Snow Report 6 June 2015 - Australia & New Zealand

Welcome all to the 2015 Australian and New Zealand ski season. Lets hope for some consistent wintery weather to build on the good start we have already had on both sides of the Tasman!

If you missed the post last month, take a look at What's New At The Skifields in 2015.


This weekend is the official start to the Australian season. Most years there's not a lot of snow to talk of, but this year we have done quite well. A cold spell and some snow over the last week means there's natural snow on the ground topped up with some fantastic snowmaking efforts by the resorts.

Source: Mt Buller website
There looks like being some more snow early next week, maybe 5-10cm on the peaks. Then it looks like a run of fine weather which is not ideal at this time of year when we want to be building a base.

Mt Buller

Mt Buller had four lifts open today for skiing mainly on Bourke Street. But Buller has done well to also have Wombat Chair open for some intermediate skiing. Snow depth: 30cm

Mt Hotham

Mt Hotham has Sun Run open, the Big D beginners area and the lift at Dinner Plain. Snow depth: 17cm
Source: Falls Creek website

Falls Creek

Falls Creek looks good with the Towers lift operating as well as the beginner runs around Cloud Nine. Snow depth: 19cm


Perisher has had a super start with 11 lifts open today across Perisher Valley and Smiggin Holes.


Both the High Noon and The Cruiser area are open at Thredbo.

Source: Thredbo website

New Zealand has had some good early snowfalls that will get things going on time for many of the skifields. Cardrona is looking great and Coronet Peak has been pumping out artificial snow in the cold temperatures of recent weeks.

There looks like being snow early next week, but there might be some rain first. Hopefully it gets cold quickly and most of the precipitation falls as snow. That would really get things going!

Here's a reminder of all the 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


Mt Hutt 12th 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
The Remarkables 21st June 2015

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