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Mount Hutt Snow Report for 21 Jul 2017

  • Weather Forecast for Mount Hutt at  m altitude issued: 11 pm16 Aug 2017 (local time)
Ski New Zealand

Mount Hutt Snow Report for 21 Jul 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 21 Jul 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: 21 Jul 2017

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

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 22 Jul 2017
Fresh snow depth:60cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
200
175
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-piste
×
Closed
PowderOff pisteWind Blown
Resort runsResort runsClosed

Resort Ski Report:0 out of 0Lifts open.-

Mount Hutt Snow Conditions:Resort temporarily closed

Reported Weather Conditions:Sun,Resort closed due to heavy snowfalls,Temperature: -25°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)
Thu Fri Sat

(1646m — 2096m)

snow report yesterday

36 km away

250
75
fresh 52 cm
2 days ago
25
14
3
snow showers
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1871 m
2200m 1750m 1700m

(1422m — 1922m)

snow report 2 days ago

46 km away

120
60
fresh 50 cm
4 days ago
20
15
3
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1672 m
2200m 1750m 1700m

(1493m — 1923m)

snow report yesterday

66 km away

250
20
fresh 4 days ago
55
17
11
heavy snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1708 m
2000m 1650m 1750m

(1695m — 2110m)

snow report 3 days ago

83 km away

206
142

Excellent

Powder
30 cm
3 days ago
24
14
snow showers
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1902 m
2350m 1750m 1550m

(1434m — 1774m)

snow report yesterday

162 km away

125
48
14 cm
4 days ago
5
30
snow showers
light rain
light snow
Mid station 1604 m
2550m 1850m 1800m

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.

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