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Is Mount Aspiring snowsure?

The snowiest week in Mount Aspiring is week 1 of August. There are typically 3.8 snowy days during this week with 46cm of snowfall. Check out the Mount Aspiring 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 Mount Aspiring

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
June20cm2.5 days
July32cm3.2 days
August31cm3.3 days
September26cm3.2 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Mount Aspiring during August (week 2):

The average snowfall forecast during week 2 of August for Mount Aspiring is 26 cm. There are typically 3.2 snowy days during this week. Mount Aspiring normal weather and snow conditions during the second week of August at the middle elevation of the ascent of the mountain at 1543m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the mean freezing level (1363m) is close to the mid altitude of Mount Aspiring. Based on long-term averages, there are three days with snowfall per week in Mount Aspiring in the middle of August but a rainy day during this week occurs about one year in two. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 26cm. Temperatures should typically hold a few degrees below freezing. Average maximum temperature at the mid altitude in Mount Aspiring during week two of August is -1.1°C while the average minimum temperature is just -2.4°C. Expect the sun to come out on two or three days per week. Mostly light winds (average 17km/h) but there is a 50% chance that the mean wind speed will exceed more than 30km/h one day. Sunny, calm and below freezing perfect weather days that follow fresh snowfall (bluebird powder days) happen on average one day every second year during this week but bluebird days that don't have fresh snow happen on average one or two days during this week each year.


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

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

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Mount Aspiring 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 Mount Aspiring 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 Mount Aspiring 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 Mount Aspiring 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 Mount Aspiring 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 Mount Aspiring 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.