Snow Report 16 July 2015 - Australia & New Zealand

Australia has now got its act together for season 2015 as a large snowfall covered the Victorian and NSW resorts. In New Zealand it was mainly fine but with high-quality winter snow around Queenstown and Wanaka.


Rain, sleet and snow on Friday gave way to colder temperatures on Saturday and some good falls around the Alps. Most skifields across Australia received half a metre or more, allowing lots more lifts and terrain to open and the season to really get started. At long last!

There are a few light snow showers lingering tomorrow with fine weather forecast for the weekend. Another snowfall is needed to back up this delayed start to the season.

Falls Creek 16.07.15 [Source: Falls Creek FB page]
Mt Buller

A total of 38cm from the storm. 0cm into Saturday. 10cm into Sunday. 8cm into Monday. 7cm into Tuesday allowed the opening of the Kofler's T-bar. 11cm into Wednesday allowed the opening of 2 more lifts - Summit and Howqua. 2cm into Thursday means Mt Buller now has nine lifts running. Snow depth: 35cm

Mt Hotham

Total of 55cm from the storm. 12cm into Saturday. 13cm into Sunday not enough to open more terrain on the weekend. 13cm into Monday allowing more terrain to open in Heavenly Valley. 4cm into Tuesday allowed The Summit lift to open and Imagine to be groomed for the first time. 9cm into Wednesday. 4cm into Thursday. This time last year, Mt Hotham topped 125cm snow depth. Snow depth: 55cm

Falls Creek

Falls received 51cm from the storm. 14cm into Saturday. 13cm into Sunday allowed Falls to open Eagle and Scott Chair on the weekend. 6cm into Monday and Ruined Castle opened. 4cm into Tuesday. 11cm into Wednesday, and 3cm into Thursday opened Summit Chair for the first time this year. Snow depth: 53cm

Perisher 15.07.15 [Source: Perisher webcam]

A total of 59cm from the storm. 11cm into Saturday, 25cm into Sunday. 10cm into Monday. 7cm into Tuesday. 2cm into Wednesday. 4cm into Thursday. Perisher now has 31 lifts operating (23 last week) for 41 groomed runs.


Thredbo scored 63cm from the storm. 2cm into Saturday, 22cm into Sunday. 25cm into Monday. 10cm into Tuesday. 2cm into Wednesday. 2cm into Thursday. Ten lifts are running at Thredbo this weekend.


A fine and sunny weekend with severe frosts in the Southern Lakes. Rain midweek and strong winds closed some skifields in Canterbury. In the Southern Lakes there were warm winds with rain at the base with a touch of snow higher up.

We are expecting some snowfalls today, varying according to location, then another fall on the weekend to return the slopes to the fantastic winter conditions.

North Canterbury and Nelson

Ohau 15.07.15 [Source: Ohau FB page]
Rainbow - Snow depth 35/60cm
Hanmer Springs - Snow depth 40cm
Mt Lyford- Snow depth 50cm


Mt Hutt - Snow depth 70/125cm
Porters - Snow depth 100/120cm

The Mackenzie

Ohau  - Snow depth 53/95cm
Roundhill - Snow depth 50cm
Mt Dobson - Snow depth 60cm


Treble Cone - Snow depth 88cm (top of the Home Basin)
Cardrona - Snow depth 70/230cm


Coronet Peak - Snow depth 75/175cm
The Remarkables - Snow depth 95/140cm

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