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Mount Cook Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Mount Cook at 3296 m altitude issued: 5 am05 Sep 2015 (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 Sat morning. Temperatures will be well below freezing (max -10°C on Mon night, min -18°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (moderate winds from the SW on Sat night, severe gales from the SSW by Sun night).

Days 4-6 Mount Cook Weather Summary:

A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Wed afternoon. Temperatures will be well below freezing (max -7°C on Thu afternoon, min -11°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (light winds from the WNW on Wed night, near gales from the WSW by Thu night).
Saturday 5Sunday 6Monday 7Tuesday 8Wednesday 9Thursday 10
heavy snow
heavy snow
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
partially cloudy
snow showers
snow showers
moderate snow
heavy snow
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
Wind (km/h)
60 WNW60
65 WNW65
25 WSW25
60 SSW60
60 SSW60
75 SSW75
60 SSW60
40 SW40
40 SW40
35 WSW35
25 W25
30 WNW30
25 NNW25
20 N20
10 WSW10
15 SSW15
25 SW25
50 WSW50
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Snow map
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Snow cm
Rain mm
Max °C
Min °C
Freezing level (m)105013003506008502508501250900100012001000160017501750175019501300
Mount Cook freezing level scale
snowy slopeMount Cook freezing level

Other resorts in New Zealand are reporting: powder (3) / good piste (11)

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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