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Manganui Snow Report for 8 Sep 2016

  • Weather Forecast for Manganui at  m altitude issued: 12 am30 Sep 2016 (local time)  
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Manganui Snow Report for 8 Sep 2016

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Our Snow Report for Manganui brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Manganui snow report shown below was updated on 8 Sep 2016. Snow Reports are provided regularly throughout the ski season courtesy of our own network of ski resort managers, the Skiclub of Great Britain and Skiresort Service International GmbH. In addition to the current report on ski conditions, we also provide webcams (including a 4 week cam archive), current live observations from nearby weather stations and also historical snow data for Manganui.

Manganui Snow Report Issued: 8 Sep 2016

Season opens: 1 July 2016 | Season closes: 10 October 2016

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 9 Sep 2016
Fresh snow depth:10cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
50
15
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-piste
×
Closed
PowderOff piste Fresh
Resort runsResort runsClosed

Resort Ski Report:0 out of 0Lifts open.Our aspirations for snow fun again have been realised!!! Be excited! Southerly blast has delivered some white goodness... Road CLOSED at park boundary for clearing. When it opens there will likely be restrictions. Please wear suitable footwear for the walking track, and do not loiter in the gorge.

Manganui Snow Conditions:Great snow conditions throughout area

Reported Weather Conditions:Light Snow,Strong winds have led to the closure of all lifts,Temperature: -25°C

  
*User Snow Reports: these can only be submitted by registered users. If you would like to submit user snow reports, or become a resort manager to make more in-depth updates to this resort's information, please contact us.

Snow Reports for Nearby Resorts

Bottom Mid Top
Resort Webcam Top
snow depth
top and bottom
Good piste
on-piste
Powder
off-piste
Fresh snow depth
last snow
Fresh snow depth
next 9 days
0–3 | 3–6 | 6–9
snow (cm)
Weather Next 3 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Fri Sat Sun

(1602m — 2322m)

snow report yesterday

124 km away

Turoa webcam
178
178
Spring snow
Patchy
30 cm
22 days ago
14
9
13
thunderstorm
moderate rain
moderate rain
Mid station 1962 m
2350m 2450m 2550m

(1625m — 2300m)

snow report yesterday

126 km away

212
204

Good
Spring snow
15 cm
8 days ago
15
12
16
thunderstorm
moderate rain
moderate rain
Mid station 1962 m
2350m 2450m 2500m

(1540m — 1760m)

snow report yesterday

304 km away

Rainbow webcam
10 cm
21 days ago
3
9
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
Mid station 1650 m
2200m 2250m 2200m

(1400m — 1820m)

snow report yesterday

471 km away

Broken River webcam
140
25
5 days ago
2
2
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
Mid station 1610 m
2300m 2250m 2200m

(1646m — 2096m)

snow report yesterday

480 km away

Mount Olympus webcam
2
11
2
rain showers
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1871 m
2300m 2250m 2200m

Notes on the Manganui Snow Report

The snow report describes the piste and off-piste ski conditions at Manganui. You can submit an updated snow report here. Piste and off-piste are often different so we ask snow reporters to describe Manganui piste and off-piste conditions separately. If these details are missing from the Manganui snow report, you can predict off-piste conditions using the snow depth, the date of the most recent snowfall at Manganui, the Manganui weather report and the forecast.

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Manganui weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Manganui, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Manganui. It shows how much snow we think fell then, and the way freezing level, wind and weather have varied through time. You will be able to predict whether to expect off-piste powder, slush, spring snow, ice or wind crust.

If you see a report of powder or fresh snow conditions several days after snow last fell, there is usually a good reason. At crowded ski resorts, off-piste new snow will be tracked out within hours of a fresh fall but wherever crowds are light in relation to the accessible terrain, it will be possible to stay fresh much later, perhaps several days later. Alternatively, strong winds sometimes redistribute powder snow enough to cover old tracks, or it may simply be that the ski area was not fully open for some period after the snow fell, so fresh snow that fell a while ago has remained un-tracked until this report.

Whenever weather conditions change, Manganui snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Manganui snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Manganui snow report on Friday afternoon may indicate fresh powder but if Friday night is mild and rainy then ski conditions will be very poor on Saturday morning. Conversely, if the weather stays stable and cold, the same snow report can be valid for more than a week. We advise that you check the Manganui snow forecast to see if conditions are likely to change before your visit.

Many skiers enjoy moguls and fast icy pistes but for off-piste skiers and free-ride snowboarders, fresh snow starts to deteriorate from the moment it settles. Wind, rain and periods of above-freezing temperature are the primary cause of the evolution from fresh powder to windslab, ice or slush. High altitude slopes that are shaded from the sun and sheltered from the wind preserve powder stashes longer after fresh snowfall. If the snow report mentions pockets of powder at Manganui, study the Manganui piste map in relation to the wind direction to determine the most likely locations.

We stress the importance of checking the date on the Manganui snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Manganui on Friday may indicate powder after recent snowfall but following a sunny and busy weekend, when the locals hit the mountains en masse, the ski conditions (at any resort) can deteriorate rapidly and late arrivals may see very different ski conditions. Of course some people look for deteriorating conditions in the snow report for the likely development of mogul fields but for powder lovers and particularly snowboarders this can mean tracked out off-piste snow. Of course, this doesn’t always happen quickly after fresh snowfall particularly at quiet South facing resorts at high altitude where genuine powder stashes may be found days or even weeks later. It is worth checking the piste map for Manganui (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Manganui Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Manganui snow report we recommend that you check the snow forecasts found in the menu at the top of the page along with our ski resort guide.