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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 December (week 1):

The average snowfall forecast during week 1 of December for Hanmer Springs Ski Area is 2 cm. There are typically 0.6 snowy days during this week. Hanmer typical weather and snow conditions during the first week of December at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1604m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the typical freezing level (2962m) is well above the mid altitude of Hanmer. A day with snowfall occurs on average every second year during the first week of December but in an average year there are two or three days during this particular week each year that are wet. In the years when snow falls at this time of year, forecast model average snowfall for the week is 4cm. Temperatures generally above freezing both day and night in Hanmer during week one of December with average maximum temperature 7.8°C and minimum temperature 6.3°C at the mid altitude. Expect the sun to come out on two or three days per week. Mostly light winds (average 19km/h) but the historical norm is for the mean wind to reach 30km/h one or two days in this week.


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Hanmer Springs Ski Area and (2007 – 2018).

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Summer

Hanmer Springs Ski Area

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

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

Winter
Summer

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.


Average Snowfall in

Graph showing the average precipitation (snow/rain) in Hanmer Springs Ski Area and (2007 – 2018)

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Summer

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.


Average Temperature in

Graph showing the average temperature and freezing level at Hanmer Springs Ski Area and (2007 – 2018)

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Summer

Average temperature
Maximum
Minimum
Temperatures
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
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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.