Snow Report 11 August 2016 - Australia & New Zealand

The next week or so will determine how long the Australian 2016 ski season continues into Spring. The snow level has been pretty high this year, making the lower slopes somewhat marginal and very vulnerable to warm, rainy days.
Mt Hotham 11.08.16 - Hotham Facebook


The weekend was warm and mainly sunny, contributing to snow melt again. Again!

The snow depth numbers below only tell part of the story as it gets very patchy as you move down the mountain from where those measurements are taken.

This is turning into a season of what could have been, with great cover up high, but just a few storms or colder temperatures away from getting the cover complete over the whole mountain.

After a warm start to the week, rain arrived Tuesday night, turning to snow into Wednesday in Victoria for a few cms. Later on Wednesday, more snow fell bringing 5-10cm to the Victorian ski resorts and 3-5cm in NSW.

Perhaps another light snowfall early this weekend before a period of clear weather.

Mt Baw Baw - Snow depth: 8-20cm

Mt Buller - 4cm overnight at Buller. Snow depth: 57-95cm

Perisher 11.08.16 - Perisher Facebook
Mt Hotham - 5cm fresh for Hotham. Snow depth: 100-105cm

Falls Creek - 10cm overnight at Falls. Snow depth: 101-125cm

Perisher - Another dusting and all 47 lifts running at Perisher.

Thredbo - 5cm snow fell overnight at Thredbo and all 14 lifts are open.

Selwyn Snowfields - 2cm fell at Selwyn and 5 of 9 lifts are open.


Heaps of snow before and on the weekend, clearing at the beginning of the week for some great days of sunny skiing.

Mt Hutt 11.08.16 - Mt Hutt Facebook
The sunny skies continued until today but there may be some snow showers across the South Island on Friday and mixed weather on the weekend. Everywhere is skiing beautifully right now!

Snow conditions:

North Canterbury and Nelson

Rainbow 65-100cm
Mt Lyford 90cm


Mt Hutt 115-125cm - the Rakaia Saddle Chutes and the South Face have been open at Hutt.
Porters 60-140cm

Mt Dobson 11.08.16 - Mt Dobson Webcam
The Mackenzie

Roundhill 60cm
Mt Dobson 40-60cm
Ohau 50-120cm


Treble Cone 60-117cm
Cardrona 70-100cm


Coronet Peak 75-145cm
The Remarkables 100-140cm

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