Major Snowstorm Delivers Big Snowfall To New Zealand [Photo Tour + Storm Totals + Forecast]

Major Snowstorm Delivers Big Snowfall To New Zealand [Photo Tour + Storm Totals + Forecast]

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Major Snowstorm Delivers Big Snowfall To New Zealand [Photo Tour + Storm Totals + Forecast]

Coronet Peak, NZ | Photo: Coronet Peak Facebook Page | Cover: The Remarkables

The snow is still falling in New Zealand and the Kiwi winter is off to the races with at least 4 ski areas reporting over 2 feet of new snow in the last 72 hours.

Related: The Top 5 “Ski Fields” in New Zealand  

Porters, Mt Hutt, The Remarkables, and Mt Lyford (*opening this weekend) were the big winners this week. That said, this storm still has a little left in the tank. Look for the snow to continue throughout the day today before tapering off tomorrow morning.

72 Hour Snowfall Totals 

  • Porters – 28″
  • Mt Hutt – 26″
  • The Remarkables – 25″
  • Mt Lyford – 25″ (opens 7/15)
  • Turoa – 20″
  • Mt Dobson – 18″
  • Coronet Peak – 18″
  • Craigieburn – 18″ (opens 7/15)
  • Cheeseman – 12″ (opens 7/15)

Craigieburn Valley | Photo: Ski The Clubbies

  • Ohua – 11″
  • Whakapapa – 10″
  • Treble Cone – 10″

Mountain depth @Ruapehu | Photo: Mt Ruapehu, Whakapapa & Turoa Ski Areas

  • Broken River – 8″+ (opens 7/14)
  • Cardrona – 6″
  • Temple Basin – NA (opens 7/21)

New Zealand Mountain Forecast 

Cumulative precip over the last 7 days | Image: Metservice

*Forecast courtesy of MetService.com

North Island

Tararua to Kaweka Forest Parks: Snow, heavy at times with possible thunderstorms, easing to snow showers tomorrow morning. Remaining North Island mountain parks: Snow, heavy at times, gradually easing from the south tomorrow. WINDS: Gale or severe gale southerlies, but lighter northeast in the north. Becoming gale or severe gale southeasterlies everywhere this evening.

FREEZING LEVEL: 800 metres, rising to 1300 metres tonight.

South Island

Fiordland and Mount Aspiring National Park: Isolated snow showers, clearing this afternoon. North of Mount Aspiring National Park: Snow showers, heavy at times, easing tomorrow morning, but fine west of the main divide. WINDS: Gale or severe gale southeasterlies, easing from this evening.

FREEZING LEVEL: About 800 metres.

 

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