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Mount Hutt Snow Report for 10 Sep 2017

  • Weather Forecast for Mount Hutt at  m altitude issued: 5 pm21 Sep 2017 (local time)
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Mount Hutt Snow Report for 10 Sep 2017

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Our Snow Report for Mount Hutt brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Mount Hutt snow report shown below was updated on 10 Sep 2017. Snow Reports are provided regularly throughout the ski season courtesy of our own network of ski resort managers, the Skiclub of Great Britain and Skiresort Service International GmbH. In addition to the current report on ski conditions, we also provide webcams (including a 4 week cam archive), current live observations from nearby weather stations and also historical snow data for Mount Hutt.

Mount Hutt Snow Report Issued: 10 Sep 2017

Season opens: 9 June 2017 | Season closes: 8 October 2017

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 8 Sep 2017
Fresh snow depth:35cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
150
90
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-piste-
PowderOff piste-
Resort runsResort runsopen

Resort Ski Report:1 out of 1Lifts open. Last snow 35 cm on Thu 8 Sep Access: Chains are not required. Maintain 2-way access, keep to the left and observe the 40km/h speed limit at all times. Please drive with care. Please respect other drives and any reports of speeding or reckless driving your details will be reported to the police.

Reported Weather Conditions:Fine,Currently at 9am we have amazing weather with views from the East side of the coast to the West. Tonnes of sunshine all day so don't forget your sunscreen. For the latest Mt Hutt ski area weather forecast please visit www.snow-forecast.com (updated at 7:30am).,Temperature: 8°C

  
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*User Snow Reports: these can only be submitted by registered users. If you would like to submit user snow reports, or become a resort manager to make more in-depth updates to this resort's information, please contact us.

Snow Reports for Nearby Resorts

Bottom Mid Top
Resort Webcam Top
snow depth
top and bottom
Good piste
on-piste
Powder
off-piste
Fresh snow depth
last snow
Fresh snow depth
next 9 days
0–3 | 3–6 | 6–9
snow (cm)
Weather Next 3 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Fri Sat Sun

(1646m — 2096m)

snow report today

36 km away

250
80
fresh 4 days ago
2
4
13
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1871 m
1900m 2200m 2900m

(1400m — 1750m)

snow report yesterday

177 km away

fresh 40 cm
yesterday
7
5
light snow
clear
clear
Mid station 1575 m
1800m 2250m 2850m

(1550m — 1800m)

snow report today

248 km away

75
40
4 days ago
3
9
clear
rain showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 1675 m
2050m 2150m 2800m

(1365m — 2037m)

snow report yesterday

2119 km away

240
70
Fair
Varied
2 days ago
4
partly cloudy
clear
rain showers
Mid station 1701 m
3350m 3250m 3450m

(1760m — 1954m)

snow report today

2121 km away

Charlotte Pass webcam
240
80
Packed 2 days ago
6
partly cloudy
clear
rain showers
Mid station 1857 m
3300m 3250m 3450m

Notes on the Mount Hutt Snow Report

The snow report describes the piste and off-piste ski conditions at Mount Hutt. You can submit an updated snow report here. Piste and off-piste are often different so we ask snow reporters to describe Mount Hutt piste and off-piste conditions separately. If these details are missing from the Mount Hutt snow report, you can predict off-piste conditions using the snow depth, the date of the most recent snowfall at Mount Hutt, the Mount Hutt weather report and the forecast.

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Mount Hutt weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Mount Hutt, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Mount Hutt. It shows how much snow we think fell then, and the way freezing level, wind and weather have varied through time. You will be able to predict whether to expect off-piste powder, slush, spring snow, ice or wind crust.

If you see a report of powder or fresh snow conditions several days after snow last fell, there is usually a good reason. At crowded ski resorts, off-piste new snow will be tracked out within hours of a fresh fall but wherever crowds are light in relation to the accessible terrain, it will be possible to stay fresh much later, perhaps several days later. Alternatively, strong winds sometimes redistribute powder snow enough to cover old tracks, or it may simply be that the ski area was not fully open for some period after the snow fell, so fresh snow that fell a while ago has remained un-tracked until this report.

Whenever weather conditions change, Mount Hutt snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Mount Hutt snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Mount Hutt snow report on Friday afternoon may indicate fresh powder but if Friday night is mild and rainy then ski conditions will be very poor on Saturday morning. Conversely, if the weather stays stable and cold, the same snow report can be valid for more than a week. We advise that you check the Mount Hutt snow forecast to see if conditions are likely to change before your visit.

Many skiers enjoy moguls and fast icy pistes but for off-piste skiers and free-ride snowboarders, fresh snow starts to deteriorate from the moment it settles. Wind, rain and periods of above-freezing temperature are the primary cause of the evolution from fresh powder to windslab, ice or slush. High altitude slopes that are shaded from the sun and sheltered from the wind preserve powder stashes longer after fresh snowfall. If the snow report mentions pockets of powder at Mount Hutt, study the Mount Hutt piste map in relation to the wind direction to determine the most likely locations.

We stress the importance of checking the date on the Mount Hutt snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Mount Hutt on Friday may indicate powder after recent snowfall but following a sunny and busy weekend, when the locals hit the mountains en masse, the ski conditions (at any resort) can deteriorate rapidly and late arrivals may see very different ski conditions. Of course some people look for deteriorating conditions in the snow report for the likely development of mogul fields but for powder lovers and particularly snowboarders this can mean tracked out off-piste snow. Of course, this doesn’t always happen quickly after fresh snowfall particularly at quiet South facing resorts at high altitude where genuine powder stashes may be found days or even weeks later. It is worth checking the piste map for Mount Hutt (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Mount Hutt Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Mount Hutt snow report we recommend that you check the snow forecasts found in the menu at the top of the page along with our ski resort guide.