There is almost no natural snow at lift level in the Australian Alps, but resorts have been busy trying to supplement this with some snowmaking. Unfortunately the temperatures haven't been ideal. There is skiing on a few beginner runs at Buller, Perisher and Thredbo and sightseeing elsewhere.
|Mt Hotham - mthotham.com.au|
Mt Buller has skiing on Bourke Street only on manmade snow. Blue Bullet is taking passengers. Snow depth: cm
No lifts open at Hotham yet. Snow depth: cm
No runs open yet at Falls. Snow depth: cm
Skiing and riding is available on Front Valley at Perisher and from mid-station on Perisher Express (which opened on Thursday). Snow depth: cm
There is skiing at Thredbo's beginner area Friday Flat. Snow depth: cm
|Mt Hutt 16.06.16 - nzski.com|
Warmer and wet conditions this week prevented much snow accumulation.
Fine and mild for Canterbury, becoming cloudy later in the weekend.
Cloudy with some wet weather arriving late in the weekend for the Queenstown/Wanaka area, hopefully snow and not rain showers at lift level.
Mount Hutt, Cardrona and Coronet peak opened last weekend. The Remarkables opens this weekend, and maybe Mount Dobson as well.
Updated opening dates for all skifields are:
North Canterbury and Nelson
|Cardrona - cardrona.com|
Rainbow now opening 9th July 2016
Mt Lyford now opening 20th June 2016
Mt Hutt opened 10th June 2016. Skiing and riding limited to the main bowl and mid-Towers, with Virgin Mile, South Face and Lower Triple all closed.
Porters 22nd June 2016
Ohau 25th June 2016
Roundhill 2nd July 2016
Mt Dobson now opening 18th June 2016
|Coronet Peak - nzski.com|
Treble Cone 23rd June 2016
Cardrona opened 11th June 2016. With all three main lifts open, Cardrona is looking great for this time of year.
Coronet Peak opened 11th June 2016. Skiing is mostly limited to main trails.
The Remarkables 18th June 2016. The Remarks is looking good for its opening this weekend. Check out the webcams at nzski.com.