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Mount Aspiring Snow Report:

The Mount Aspiring snow report is: Lifts open - unreported. Our model predicted 65cm (25 inches) of snow fell over the last 6 days between Monday 14 of September at 12AM and Sunday 20 of September at 12AM at the mid mountain level.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
49cm
Fri 18 Sep
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Knee
49cm
Fri 18 Sep
Origin:Report Origin

Mount Aspiring snow depths:

Mountain
Upper snow depth:Snow RadarTell us
Lower snow depth:

Mount Aspiring resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Mount Aspiring brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Mount Aspiring snow report shown below was updated on 20 Sep 2020. 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 Mount Aspiring.

Last snowfall:

37cm
Sep 15
62cm
Sep 16
57cm
Sep 17
46cm
Sep 18

Resort report:

Conditions piste
Piste condition:
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Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
2cm Tue 22 Sep (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
29cm Wed 23 Sep (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
Conditions runs
Resort runs:

Mount Aspiring snow conditions

  • 1
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 4
    Powder Days
  • 1
    Bluebird Days

Snow Radar

Latest snow reports near Mount Aspiring:

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Mount Aspiring Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Mount Aspiring 2020. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

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Snow reports for resorts near Mount Aspiring

Find the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding near Mount Aspiring using our Snowfinder page.

Resort
Issued: 2 days ago 14km  away
Issued: yesterday 30km  away
Issued: 2 days ago 42km  away
Issued: 2 days ago 59km  away
Issued: yesterday 63km  away
Webcam
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Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
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Upper
Lower
148cm
100cm
Upper
Lower
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Upper
Lower
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Upper
Lower
160cm
34cm
Piste State
Piste
Fresh
Off Piste
Fresh
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
44cm
2 days ago
Amount:
Date:
31cm
2 days ago
Amount:
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42cm
2 days ago
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20cm
2 days ago
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18cm
3 days ago
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
18cm
76cm
53cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
12cm
44cm
39cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
19cm
47cm
43cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
6cm
14cm
19cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
5cm
11cm
16cm
Weather
Sun
clear
Mon
clear
Tue
light snow
Mid station 1951m
Sun
partially cloudy
Mon
partially cloudy
Tue
snow showers
Mid station 1610m
Sun
clear
Mon
clear
Tue
light snow
Mid station 1856m
Sun
clear
Mon
clear
Tue
snow showers
Mid station 1677m
Sun
clear
Mon
clear
Tue
snow showers
Mid station 1594m

Notes on the Mount Aspiring Snow Report

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

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

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