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Aoraki-Mt Cook Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Aoraki-Mt Cook at 2839 m altitude issued: 6 pm05 Dec 2016 (local time)  
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Aoraki-Mt Cook Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Aoraki-Mt Cook Weather Summary:

A light fall of snow, heaviest on Wed afternoon. Turning milder with light rain (total 2.0mm) on Wed night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 2°C on Mon afternoon, min -1°C on Mon night). Mainly near gales.

Days 4-6 Aoraki-Mt Cook Weather Summary:

Mild with light rain (total 3.0mm) on Fri morning Becoming colder with a light covering of snow, mostly falling on Sat morning. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 5°C on Fri afternoon, min -8°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (calm on Thu night, stormy winds from the NNW by Fri night).
MonTuesday 6Wednesday 7Thursday 8Friday 9Saturday 10Sun
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
snow showers
light snow
moderate snow
light snow
partly cloudy
snow showers
partly cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
snow showers
moderate snow
snow showers
Wind (km/h)
15 NNW15
30 NW30
35 WNW35
35 WNW35
35 NW35
60 NNW60
30 NNW30
5 SSE5
10 W10
5 WSW5
10 NW10
20 NNW20
35 N35
80 N80
80 NNW80
50 NW50
35 W35
25 WSW25
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Snow cm
Rain mm
Max °C
Min °C
Freezing level (m)315033503050295031502900295031502850295031503500355033502900210016501650
Aoraki-Mt Cook freezing level scale
snowy slopeAoraki-Mt Cook freezing level

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The above table gives the weather forecast for Aoraki-Mt Cook at the specific elevation of 2839 m. Our sophisticated weather models allow us to provide snow forecasts for the top, middle and bottom ski stations of Aoraki-Mt Cook. To access the weather forecasts for the other elevations, use the tab navigation above the table. For a wider view of the weather, check out the Weather Map of New Zealand.

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Visitor Reviews of Aoraki-Mt Cook

Peter Taylor from New Zealand writes:

Generally a well-serviced mountain, featuring excellent coffee at Plateau Hut. Service at Empress Hut is a little slow, and, apart from a peculiar rocky pudding, non-existent at Gardiner Hut. Queues on popular blue run the Linda tend to get very long in January and there have been some instances of fisticuffs amongst impatient punters at Summit Rocks. The Nor'West Ridge is a somewhat less crowded blue run, but it's a long walk from the hut with no guarantee of good conditions from the summit. The public are warned to exercise caution on descents of the double diamond Hooker Face as it can get a little hard and slippery at times. Late season, often as early as mid-January, there are excellent natural terrain park features on the lower Linda.

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