Snow Report 8 September 2016 - Australia & New Zealand

A big burst of Spring in the Australian Alps this week, while New Zealand was lucky to get a top-up of snow to freshen up the slopes.

Hotham 08.09.16 - Hotham.com.au

It was another warm week of sunny skies and spring skiing. Temperatures up around 5-8c today and windy!

Looks like rain tomorrow, followed by some snow sometime during or after the weekend.

Snow conditions:

Mt Baw Baw - Snow depth: No snow

Mt Buller - . Snow depth: 40-60cm, with most of the skiing on the south side

Mt Hotham - . Snow depth: 88-93cm, with skiing above the road and in Heavenly Valley

Perisher 08.09.16 - Perisher.com.au
Falls Creek - . Snow depth: 97-134cm, all lifts running

Perisher - 35 lifts (down from 46 last week) running at Perisher.

Thredbo - 13 lifts are open.

Selwyn Snowfields - No snow (closed for season)


After some lovely weather, there were some good snowfalls this week.

Around Queenstown was the biggest dump. The Remarkables reported 55cm and the road is still to be cleared so the field can open. Coronet Peak - 45cm

Cardrona and Treble Cone, less with 15-20cm from the storm.

Rainbow 08.09.16 - Rainbow Facebook
In North Canterbury, Rainbow reported 15cm and Mt Lyford 10cm, which may at least double by tomorrow. Neither skifield is open today.

Nearer Christchurch, neither Porters (20cm) or Hutt (25cm) are open due to winds.

Dobson, Roundhill and Ohau got about 10cm each, maybe more.

The weather should clear tomorrow or Saturday for some fine days returning.

Snow conditions:

North Canterbury and Nelson

Rainbow 55-85cm
Mt Lyford 105cm


Mt Hutt 60-120cm
Porters 40-100cm

The Remarkables 08.09.16 - Remarks Facebook
The Mackenzie

Roundhill 60cm
Mt Dobson 40-60cm
Ohau 40-100cm


Treble Cone 20-111cm
Cardrona 65-110cm


Coronet Peak 60-150cm
The Remarkables 50-110cm

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