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Mount Cook Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Mount Cook at 3296 m altitude issued: 11 pm30 Jun 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 Sun morning. Temperatures will be well below freezing (max -8°C on Fri night, min -11°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (calm on Fri morning, near gales from the WNW by Sun afternoon).

Days 4-6 Mount Cook Weather Summary:

A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Wed morning. Temperatures will be well below freezing (max -8°C on Sun night, min -9°C on Mon morning). Winds decreasing (severe gales from the W on Mon night, strong winds from the WNW by Tue night).
ThuFriday 1Saturday 2Sunday 3Monday 4Tuesday 5Wed
partly cloudy
snow showers
heavy snow
moderate snow
heavy snow
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
heavy snow
heavy snow
Wind (km/h)
20 SE20
5 N5
15 WNW15
20 W20
25 W25
30 W30
45 WNW45
45 WNW45
45 WNW45
55 WNW55
55 WNW55
60 WNW60
75 W75
60 W60
45 WSW45
40 WNW40
55 WNW55
55 WNW55
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Snow cm
Rain mm
Max °C
Min °C
Freezing level (m)100016001600130013001500145017001800185016501700180017501750150017501850
Mount Cook freezing level scale
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Other resorts in New Zealand are reporting: powder (0) / good piste (8)

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.

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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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