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Mount Cook Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Mount Cook at 3296 m altitude issued: 5 am27 Jul 2016 (local time)  
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Mount Cook Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Mount Cook Weather Summary:

A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Wed night. Temperatures will be well below freezing (max -10°C on Wed morning, min -17°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (stormy winds from the W on Thu night, near gales from the SW by Fri morning).

Days 4-6 Mount Cook Weather Summary:

A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Sat morning. Extremely cold (max -12°C on Sat morning, min -20°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (stormy winds from the WSW on Sun morning, light winds from the WSW by Mon morning).
Wednesday 27Thursday 28Friday 29Saturday 30Sunday 31Monday 1
snow showers
heavy snow
snow showers
snow showers
heavy snow
heavy snow
snow showers
snow showers
heavy snow
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
partly cloudy
Wind (km/h)
60 W60
65 NW65
90 NNW90
70 WNW70
65 NW65
90 WSW90
70 WSW70
80 SW80
55 WNW55
80 WNW80
70 W70
50 WSW50
90 WSW90
70 WSW70
55 WSW55
20 SW20
15 SSW15
25 SSW25
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Snow map
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Snow cm
Rain mm
Max °C
Min °C
Freezing level (m)1200130015001100105080010509501200155010004505007506008501250650
Mount Cook freezing level scale
snowy slopeMount Cook freezing level

Other resorts in New Zealand are reporting: powder (3) / 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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