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Is Manganui snowsure?

The snowiest week in Manganui is week 2 of July. There are typically 2.3 snowy days during this week with 16cm of snowfall. Check out the Manganui 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 Manganui

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
June4cm1.1 days
July9cm2.0 days
August7cm1.9 days
September8cm1.9 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Manganui during October (week 3):

The average snowfall forecast during week 3 of October for Manganui is 3 cm. There are typically 1.3 snowy days during this week. Manganui normal weather and snow conditions during the third week of October at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1469m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the typical freezing level (2450m) is a long way above the middle elevation of Manganui. On average, expect one or two days with snowfall per week in Manganui in the middle of October but rain is slightly more likely than snow during this week of October. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 3cm. Temperatures generally above freezing both day and night in Manganui during week three of October with average maximum temperature 4.7°C and minimum temperature 3.8°C at the middle elevation. Expect the sun to shine on three out of seven days. Frequently windy. (average 33km/h) with the mean wind greater than 30km/h three or four days per week, perhaps strong enough to affect ski lifts. Below-freezing, calm and sunny ideal weather days that follow new snow (bluebird powder days) are not expected but sunny, calm and below-freezing days that don't have new snow occur on average one year in 5. .

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Snow Depths

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Manganui and (2007 – 2018).




Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Manganui and (2007 – 2018)


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

The most cherished days on the mountain in Manganui 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 Manganui and (2007 – 2018)


Snowfall amount
(bar chart)
Days with significant snowfall.
Days with significant rainfall.

The snowiest weeks of the year in Manganui 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 Manganui and (2007 – 2018)


Average temperature
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
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The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Manganui 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.