Southern Hemisphere Snowfall Roundup [Photo Tour + Base Depths]

Southern Hemisphere Snowfall Roundup [Photo Tour + Base Depths]


Southern Hemisphere Snowfall Roundup [Photo Tour + Base Depths]


Lappin it up in New Zealand two days ago | Photo (+Cover): Mt Hutt Facebook Page 

  • Valle Nevado leads the league with 122″ summit base depth
  • Mt Olympus takes second with 99″ summit base depth
  • Big snow for Australia later this week

The peak of austral winter is nearing its end and the season has been full of ups and downs.

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New Zealand and Australia have both seen big time snowfall this year while Argentina and Chile have been working with a low-tide snowpack for most of the season. This past week saw some welcome relief in the Andes with Portillo, Valle Nevado, and El Colorado all getting their fair share of faceshots.

Thredbo Forecast | Image:

Powder Outlook: Look for Australia’s southern alps to grab some more pow this week after rain puts a 24 hour damper on things.

“We can expect blizzard conditions with 25-50cm of the good stuff down to 1400m, and plenty of wind still to blow it into all the nooks and crannies. Things ease up on Friday as the high starts to assert itself over the area, although I still expect another 5-10cm or so down to 1200m, and very cold temps. As we head into the weekend the high takes over and it’s time to enjoy this snow under some pretty sweet, albeit brief, settled conditions.” – Threbo Forecast courtesy of


Southern Hemisphere: Snowfall Roundup

*Summit Base Depths were drawn from individual resort websites.


Valle Nevado – 122″

Nevados de Chillan – 59″

La Parva – 47″

El Colorado – 43″

Ski Portillo – 39″


Cerro Chapelco – 43″

Cerro Castor – 41″

Cerro Catedral – 33″

Cerro Caviahue – 39″

Las Leñas – 33″


Mt Olympus – 98″

Ohau – 79″

Turoa – 56″

Wakapapa – 55″

Craigieburn — 47″

Treble Cone – 47″

Cardrona – 43″

Coronet Peak – 41″

Broken River – 40″

The Remarkables – 31″


Thredbo – 70″

Perisher – 70″

Hotham – 61″

Falls Creek – 48″

Mt Buller – 42″

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