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Hanmer Springs Ski Area Snow History

Is Hanmer Springs Ski Area snowsure?

The snowiest week in Hanmer Springs Ski Area is week 2 of July. There are typically 2.5 snowy days during this week with 27cm of snowfall. Check out the Hanmer Springs Ski Area Snow History graphs below. Select any week of the year to see the typical Ski Conditions, Snowfall Amount and Temperature based on nowcast weather data over the last 11 years.

Average monthly snow in Hanmer Springs Ski Area

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
June13cm2.0 days
July17cm2.7 days
August15cm2.7 days
September15cm2.7 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Hanmer Springs Ski Area during February (week 3):

The average snowfall forecast during week 3 of February for Hanmer Springs Ski Area is 0 cm. There are typically 0.1 snowy days during this week. Hanmer typical weather and snow conditions during the third week of February at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1604m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the normal freezing level (3498m) is far above the mid altitude of Hanmer. Snow falls on just one day every 14 years in Hanmer in the middle of February but in a typical year there are a couple of wet days during this week of February. In the years when snow falls at this time of year, forecast model average snowfall for the week is 0cm. Usual temperatures are well above freezing both night and day at the mid altitude in Hanmer during week three of February with the average afternoon temperature 10.3°C and the minimum temperature 8.6°C. Expect the sun to shine on three or four days per week. Mainly light winds (average 17km/h) but the historical norm is for the mean wind to reach 30km/h one day per week.


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Snow Conditions

Best ski days per week in Hanmer Springs Ski Area and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
Summer

Hanmer Springs Ski Area

Average Snow Conditions in Hanmer Springs Ski Area Graph. (Updated on: 2020-02-16)


Bluebird Powder Day
(Fresh snow, mostly sunny, light wind)
Powder Day
(Fresh snow, limited sun, any wind)
Bluebird Day
(Average snow, mostly sunny, light wind)
Very windy days
(>30km/h)

The most cherished days on the mountain in Hanmer Springs Ski Area are Bluebird Powder days when it is mostly sunny with light winds following very recent snowfall. Poorer weather conditions may prevail on Powder days when the visibility can be limited but the snow is significantly deep and fresh for keen powder-hounds. Bluebird days can suit many skiers that aren’t necessarily hunting powder but want to enjoy the snowy mountains in sunnier conditions and light winds.


Snowfall

Average precipitation (snow/rain) in Hanmer Springs Ski Area and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
Summer

Hanmer Springs Ski Area

Average Snowfall in Hanmer Springs Ski Area Graph. (Updated on: 2020-02-16)


Snowfall amount
(bar chart)
Days with significant snowfall.
(>5cm)
Days with significant rainfall.
(>5mm)

The snowiest weeks of the year in Hanmer Springs Ski Area are shown but also bear in mind the number of days that it typically snows each week if you want regular fresh tracks. The risk of a rainy day is shown but be sure to switch between elevations to see if lower lifts are rain affected or higher lifts remain snowy despite any rain further down the mountain.


Temperature

Average temperature in Hanmer Springs Ski Area and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
Summer

Hanmer Springs Ski Area

Average Temperatures in Hanmer Springs Ski Area Graph. (Updated on: 2020-02-16)


Average temperature
Maximum
Minimum
Temperatures
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
Dashed line

The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Hanmer Springs Ski Area are shown. Check out the risk of freze-thaw conditions prevailing at different elevations for any given week. We also show the extremes of temperature (blue/red dots) that reveal the chance of unusually warm or cold conditions.