Snow Report 21 July 2016 - Australia & New Zealand

There is a lot of weather around this weekend as a series of large fronts make their way across eastern Australia and the Tasman Sea.


Its currently raining everywhere across the Australian ski resorts and lifts are on wind hold. The winds should ease a bit on Saturday morning as the rain turns to snow.

30-40cm could fall on the upper slopes, with 10-15cm lower down. That should repair some of the damage that has been done during the week in the mild conditions.

Mt Hotham 19.07.16 - Hotham Facebook
Looks like snow breaking out again on Sunday continuing on and off all week.

Mt Baw Baw

Not much snow to speak of at the moment. This should change on Saturday and lets hope Baw Baw gets enough to get the lifts running. Snow depth: 0-24cm

Mt Buller

Up and down at Buller as snowfalls are then washed away. Hoping the rain turns quickly to snow on Friday night. Snow depth: 25-50cm

Mt Hotham

Blue Ribbon, Gotcha, Keogh's and The Orchard opened but ended up closing again. There should be enough new snow to get these areas open again after the weekend. Snow depth: 64-86cm

Falls Creek

Thredbo 22.07.16 - Thredbo Facebook
Plenty of terrain open at Falls but patchy lower down. Snow depth: 59-81cm


A warm week at Perisher has knocked off a few lifts, but lots still open and the new snowfalls will change all that.


Runs starting to look a little brown lower down at Thredbo. Best conditions will be up high until the snow comes.


Conditions are much better in Queenstown and Wanaka, but the Canterbury fields have really missed out this season.

Rainbow 18.07.16 - Rainbow Facebook
Looks like snow this weekend down south, but starting as rain at lower altitudes. This time Canterbury should get some of the joy as well. Hopefully a large amount of snow before it clears early next week.

Snow conditions:

North Canterbury and Nelson

Rainbow 25-35cm
Mt Lyford 15cm


Mt Hutt 35-40cm
Porters 20-40cm

The Mackenzie

Roundhill 30cm
Coronet Peak 20.07.16 - Coronet Peak Facebook
Mt Dobson 20-30cm
Ohau 40-50cm


Treble Cone 10-78cm
Cardrona 45-65cm


Coronet Peak 30-100cm
The Remarkables 70-95cm

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