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Mount Cook Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Mount Cook at 3296 m altitude issued: 12 pm07 Oct 2015 (local time)  
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Mount Cook Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Mount Cook Weather Summary:

A moderate fall of snow, heaviest on Wed afternoon. Temperatures will be below freezing (max 0°C on Wed morning, min -14°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (extremely windy from the WNW on Wed morning, fresh winds from the SSW by Fri morning).

Days 4-6 Mount Cook Weather Summary:

A moderate fall of snow, heaviest on Mon night. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -4°C on Sun morning, min -8°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (strong winds from the WSW on Sun morning, stormy winds from the W by Sun night).
Wednesday 7Thursday 8Friday 9Saturday 10Sunday 11Monday 12
moderate snow
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
partially cloudy
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
partially cloudy
snow showers
snow showers
Wind (km/h)
105 WNW105
110 NW110
75 W75
35 SW35
30 SSW30
35 SW35
30 SSW30
40 SW40
45 SW45
45 WSW45
55 WSW55
60 WSW60
40 WSW40
50 W50
80 W80
80 W80
60 W60
75 WNW75
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Snow map
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Snow cm
Rain mm
Max °C
Min °C
Freezing level (m)325024001150125016001450160018001450185019501550215024501600180018501900
Mount Cook freezing level scale
snowy slopeMount Cook freezing level

Other resorts in New Zealand are reporting: powder (0) / good piste (4)

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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