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Snow Report for Hanmer Springs Ski Area

The Snow report for Hanmer Springs Ski Area was issued at: 12am 11 Aug 2022

Hanmer Springs Ski Area snow report:

The Hanmer Springs Ski Area snow report is: 0 out of 3 Lifts open. Our model predicted that 2cm (0.8 inches) of snow fell over 12 hours between Thursday 11 of August at 9AM and Thursday 11 of August at 9PM NZST at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less.


Fresh snow depth:

Long snow history
2cm
Thu 11 Aug
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
6cm
Wed 03 Aug (AM)
Origin:Report Origin

Hanmer Springs Ski Area snow depths:

Upper snow depth:Snow RadarTell us
Lower snow depth:

Hanmer Springs Ski Area resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Hanmer Springs Ski Area brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Hanmer Springs Ski Area snow report shown below was updated on 11 Aug 2022. 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 Hanmer Springs Ski Area.

Last snowfall:

1cm
Jul 29
6cm
Jul 30
32cm
Jul 31
6cm
Aug 03

Resort report:

Piste conditions:
Tell us
Off Piste conditions:
Next snowfall:
4cm Sun 21 Aug (AM)
Next significant snowfall:
4cm Sun 21 Aug (AM)
Lifts open:
Resort runs:

Hanmer Springs Ski Area snow conditions

  • 2
    Bluebird Powder days
  • 4
    Powder days
  • 3
    Bluebird days

Snow Radar

Latest snow reports near Hanmer Springs Ski Area:

No recent snow reports

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Hanmer Springs Ski Area Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Hanmer Springs Ski Area 2022. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

Snow reports for resorts near Hanmer Springs Ski Area

Find the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding near Hanmer Springs Ski Area using our Snowfinder page.

Resort
Issued: yesterday 34km  away
Issued: yesterday 109km  away
Issued: 2 days ago 113km  away
Issued: 2 days ago 115km  away
Issued: 2 days ago 118km  away
Webcam
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Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
130cm
90cm
Upper
Lower
300cm
110cm
Upper
Lower
Upper
Lower
Upper
Lower
Piste State
Piste
Powder
Off Piste
Powder
Piste
Powder
Off Piste
Powder
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
30cm
13 days ago
Amount:
Date:
4cm
6 days ago
Amount:
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5cm
6 days ago
Amount:
Date:
5cm
6 days ago
Amount:
Date:
5cm
6 days ago
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
0cm
0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
2cm
0cm
2cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
0cm
0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
0cm
0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
1cm
0cm
1cm
Weather
Sat
light rain
Sun
clear
Mon
cloud
Mid station 1575m
Sat
light rain
Sun
clear
Mon
cloud
Mid station 1708m
Sat
light rain
Sun
part cloud
Mon
cloud
Mid station 1672m
Sat
light rain
Sun
part cloud
Mon
cloud
Mid station 1610m
Sat
light rain
Sun
part cloud
Mon
cloud
Mid station 1740m

Notes on the Hanmer Springs Ski Area Snow Report

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

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Hanmer Springs Ski Area weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Hanmer Springs Ski Area, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Hanmer Springs Ski Area. 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, Hanmer Springs Ski Area snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Hanmer Springs Ski Area snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Hanmer Springs Ski Area 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 Hanmer Springs Ski Area 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 Hanmer Springs Ski Area, study the Hanmer Springs Ski Area piste map in relation to the wind direction to determine the most likely locations.

We stress the importance of checking the date on the Hanmer Springs Ski Area snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Hanmer Springs Ski Area 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 Hanmer Springs Ski Area (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Hanmer Springs Ski Area Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Hanmer Springs Ski Area 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.