Ski New Zealand

Tukino Snow Report for 17 Aug 2019

Ski New Zealand

Tukino Snow Report for 17 Aug 2019

Our Snow Report for Tukino brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Tukino snow report shown below was updated on 17 Aug 2019. 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 Tukino.

Tukino Snow Report Issued: 17 Aug 2019

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Most recent snowfallon 17 Aug 2019
Fresh snow depth:4 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
TopNew Snow at Top:  –
Good pisteOn piste-
PowderOff piste-
Resort runsResort runsclosed

Resort Ski Report:0 out of 2 Lifts open. Our model predicted that 4cm (1.6 inches) of snow fell over 6 hours between Saturday 17 of August at 3PM and Saturday 17 of August at 9PM NZST at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less.

Eyeball snow report
  1. Is it snowing? It is snowing heavily in Whakapapa.
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*User Snow Reports: these can only be submitted by registered users. If you would like to submit user snow reports, or become a resort manager to make more in-depth updates to this resort's information, please contact us.

Snow Reports for Nearby Resorts

Bottom Mid Top
Resort Webcam Top
snow depth
top and bottom
Good piste
Fresh snow depth
last snow
Fresh snow depth
next 9 days
0–3 | 3–6 | 6–9
snow (cm)
Weather Next 3 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Sun Mon Tue

(1625m — 2300m)

snow report 2 days ago

8 km away

Packed powder or groomed snow 5 cm
snow showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 1962 m
1000m 1350m 1250m

(1602m — 2322m)

snow report 2 days ago

9 km away

Packed powder or groomed snow 4 cm
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1962 m
950m 1350m 1300m

(1259m — 1679m)

snow report 2 days ago

132 km away

1 cm
2 days ago
light snow
Mid station 1469 m
1000m 1450m 1400m

(1540m — 1760m)

snow report yesterday

371 km away

10 cm
moderate snow
Mid station 1650 m
500m 1300m 1150m

(1400m — 1750m)

snow report 2 days ago

408 km away

Packed powder or groomed snow 16 cm
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 1575 m
700m 2250m 1900m

Notes on the Tukino Snow Report

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

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

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

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