Snow Report 4 August 2016 - Australia & New Zealand

The rollercoaster mountain weather in Australia continues along on its merry way! In New Zealand, it has been a very snowy end to the week, even for the Canterbury skifields.


Australia saw a mix of rain and wet snow on Monday which thankfully turned to snow in the evening. About 10-20cm fell into Tuesday morning as the weather cleared up. Good snowmaking weather has followed.

Mt Buller 02.08.16 - Mt Buller Facebook
It has been fine for the rest of the week and the next snow-bearing system isn't due until after the 10th August. Enjoy the weekend!

Mt Baw Baw

At least there is a bit of snow at Baw Baw after the washout at the end of last week. The rebuilding each time is frustrating! Snow depth: 3-12cm

Mt Buller

A good week for snowmaking should see all lifts open save for Federation and Boggy Creek. Snow depth: 60-95cm

Mt Hotham

With Blue Ribbon open, we just need Keogh's and The Orchard to open again for all lifts running. Snow depth: 100-105cm

Falls Creek 03.08.16 - Falls Creek Facebook
Falls Creek

All lifts and terrain open at Falls! Snow depth: 102-125cm


Perisher has 46 lifts operating across its four resort areas and 91 groomed runs.


14 lifts open today at Thredbo!

Selwyn Snowfields

Selwyn has had a great week of snowmaking and has 5 of 9 lifts open.


After a fine start to the week the snow arrived Tuesday night, blanketing the South Island. Good falls were recorded across parts of the island bringing some joy to the Canterbury ski fields, especially on Wednesday night.
Rainbow 03.08.16 - Rainbow Facebook

It will be very cold in the coming days down south. Snow is set to continue until the weekend building a nice base for a longer season.

Snow conditions:

North Canterbury and Nelson

Rainbow 45-75cm
Mt Lyford 25cm


Mt Hutt 75-90cm - a nice 21cm reported into Thursday morning
Porters 50-85cm

The Mackenzie

Porters 03.08.16 - Porters Facebook
Roundhill 40cm
Mt Dobson 30-40cm - with 12cm reported into Thursday
Ohau 50-100cm - another 30-40cm fresh reported Thursday morning


Treble Cone 60-120cm - another 10cm reported overnight into Thursday
Cardrona 70-100cm - reporting 15cm from the storm


Coronet Peak 75-145cm - reporting 15cm in last 24 hours
The Remarkables 100-140cm

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