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Mount Cook Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Mount Cook at 3296 m altitude issued: 5 pm27 May 2015 (local time)  
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Mount Cook Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Mount Cook Weather Summary:

A light covering of new snow, mostly falling on Sat morning. Temperatures will be well below freezing (max -8°C on Thu morning, min -10°C on Wed afternoon). Winds increasing (light winds from the W on Thu night, severe gales from the NW by Sat morning).

Days 4-6 Mount Cook Weather Summary:

A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Mon afternoon. Temperatures will be well below freezing (max -8°C on Sat afternoon, min -9°C on Sun morning). Winds increasing (fresh winds from the WNW on Sat afternoon, severe gales from the NNW by Mon morning).
WedThursday 28Friday 29Saturday 30Sunday 31Monday 1Tue
partially cloudy
snow showers
moderate snow
snow showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
snow showers
heavy snow
heavy snow
heavy snow
heavy snow
Wind (km/h)
10 SSW10
10 WSW10
15 SW15
10 WSW10
10 WNW10
10 NW10
25 WNW25
35 NW35
75 NW75
35 WNW35
45 NW45
50 NW50
55 NW55
60 NW60
80 NNW80
75 NNW75
60 N60
40 NNE40
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Snow map
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Snow cm
Rain mm
Max °C
Min °C
Freezing level (m)155013001350150012001150130012001600200016001400165016001850195019501650
Mount Cook freezing level scale
snowy slopeMount Cook freezing level

Other resorts in New Zealand are reporting: powder (0) / good piste (14)

The above table gives the weather forecast for Mount Cook at the specific elevation of 3296 m. Our sophisticated weather models allow us to provide snow forecasts for the top, middle and bottom ski stations of Mount 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.

Click here to read further information on freezing levels and how we forecast our temperatures.

Visitor Reviews of Mount 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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