Arthur's Pass Visitor Centre Moved
The Visitor Centre in Arthur's Pass Village has been temporarily moved into a new premises until further notice, due to building defects found in the old building. A temporary visitor facility has been set up 200 metres away in the main part of the Village near the Alpine Lodge & Motel (limited parking available). It is open 8.30am to 4.30pm daily. All information resources for the Park are available.

Thieves breaking into vehicles
Thieves have been breaking into cars and motor-homes at various car-parks and some camp-sites along highway 73 on a regular basis (day & night). They have been stealing passports, credit cards, money, electronic devices and recreation equipment. Take your absolute valuables with you on the walks, and don't leave other valuable items in plain sight in your vehicle. Report any suspicious activity to Police '111', and note down registration plates of vehicles!

Mountaineering Summary Page

North Webcam - HD
North Webcam (HD)
(AP Village)
West Webcam - HD
West Webcam (HD)
(AP Village)
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Satellite Image
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Forecast Links
Avalanche Risk (Local)
24/06/2019 10:43hrs
(Above 1800m)
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
(1200m - 1800m)
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.
(Below 1200m)
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.
Mountain Conditions
General Conditions (Updated 0932hrs Tue 25th June, 2019):

Quite a lot of the early season snow has now thinned out, or gone from the Alps, exposing the loose rock again, or veiling it thinly. Some icy firmness about on some ridges in particular. Crevasses on some glaciers still not fully bridged in some cases, and if are, probably weakly.

Snow in last storm-cycle didn't fall to as low level as forecast; however new snow above 1900m may have settled out as wind-slab, or is poorly bonded in places. Take care before trotting off into avalanche terrain!

PS. Sorry I have taken the Temple Basin webcam offline. It has developed a major fault after the huge storm in early June, and cannot be readily repaired at this stage; very likely it won't be repaired until mid-July.

The new 2019 (8th Edition) of the Arthur's Pass area climbing guide is well underway. You can view & comment on routes HERE, or view the entire draft HERE (0.5MB).

I am currently after good high resolution images of mountains & routes in the Parks (Arthur's Pass, Craigieburn, Korowai/Torlesse, Otira-Kopara Forest, Wanganui/Otira, Central Southern Alps Wilberforce, and Lochinvar Forest) that generally show from valley floor to summit, as the approaches can be just as challenging as the final summit rocks in many instances. You can email these to, your images will be duly credited.

Cheers - Graeme -
  • Mt Philistine (1967m)(New) 23/06/2019
    Mt Philistine (1967m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Goldney Ridge(New) 23/06/2019
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Goldney Ridge
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - High Peak Access(New) 23/06/2019
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - High Peak Access
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Middle Peak(New) 23/06/2019
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Middle Peak
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face(New) 23/06/2019
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge(New) 23/06/2019
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge
  • Mt Aicken (1858m)03/06/2019
    Mt Aicken (1858m)
  • Mt Oates (2041m)03/06/2019
    Mt Oates (2041m)
  • Blimit (1921m)23/04/2019
    Blimit (1921m)
  • Mt Cassidy (1850m)19/04/2019
    Mt Cassidy (1850m)
  • Mt Philistine - Philistine Ramp (1967m)19/04/2019
    Mt Philistine - Philistine Ramp (1967m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Chockstone Route19/04/2019
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Chockstone Route
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Slide19/04/2019
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Slide
  • Mt Stuart (1906m)19/04/2019
    Mt Stuart (1906m)
  • Mt Temple (1913m) - West Face19/04/2019
    Mt Temple (1913m) - West Face
  • Phipps Peak (1965m) - West Ridge19/04/2019
    Phipps Peak (1965m) - West Ridge
  • Carrington Peak (2010m)18/04/2019
    Carrington Peak (2010m)
  • Mt Harper (2222m) - Camp Spur route18/04/2019
    Mt Harper (2222m) - Camp Spur route
  • Mt Murchison (2408m)18/04/2019
    Mt Murchison (2408m)
  • Mt Armstrong (2110m)23/03/2019
    Mt Armstrong (2110m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2212m) - Low Peak23/03/2019
    Mt Rolleston (2212m) - Low Peak
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Sampsons Couloir23/03/2019
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Sampsons Couloir
  • Whitehorn Ice-field23/03/2019
    Whitehorn Ice-field
  • Mt Speight (2116m) - Speight Buttress06/03/2019
    Mt Speight (2116m) - Speight Buttress
  • Mt Davie (2280m)03/03/2019
    Mt Davie (2280m)
  • Mt Wakeman (2227m)03/03/2019
    Mt Wakeman (2227m)
  • Mt Stewart (1934m)02/03/2019
    Mt Stewart (1934m)
  • Bealey / Hut Spur (1545m)14/02/2019
    Bealey / Hut Spur (1545m)
  • Mid Hill (1831m) - East aspect14/02/2019
    Mid Hill (1831m) - East aspect
  • Mt Bealey (1836m) - South aspect14/02/2019
    Mt Bealey (1836m) - South aspect
  • Mt Bruce (1630m) - Northwest aspect14/02/2019
    Mt Bruce (1630m) - Northwest aspect
  • Mt Horrible (1234m)14/02/2019
    Mt Horrible (1234m)
  • Mt O'Malley (1703m) - South aspect14/02/2019
    Mt O'Malley (1703m) - South aspect
  • The Dome (1938m)14/02/2019
    The Dome (1938m)
  • Falling Mountain (1901m)08/02/2019
    Falling Mountain (1901m)
  • Mt Scott (2009m)08/02/2019
    Mt Scott (2009m)
  • Mt Temple (east approach)08/02/2019
    Mt Temple (east approach)
  • Mt Wilson (2035m)08/02/2019
    Mt Wilson (2035m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) -  Crow Face30/01/2019
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Crow Face
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Crow icefall30/01/2019
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Crow icefall
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Weather Information
26 Jun

-3 / 5ºC
27 Jun

-3 / 8ºC
28 Jun

-3 / 7ºC
29 Jun

-2 / 5ºC
30 Jun

0 / 5ºC
1 Jul

2 / 6ºC
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Update:26/06/19 04:00hrs
Update: 26/6/19 3:48hrs NZST
Sunrise: 8:06hrs
Sunset: 17:08hrs
Temperature: -1.4ºC  (Rising)
Temperature (Low): -1.8ºC
Temperature (High): -1.4ºC
Wind Chill: -1.4ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Stable)
Barometer: 1030.62mb (Rising)
Wind Speed: 0km/h
Wind Direction: NW
Wind Gust: 2km/h (0:38hrs)
Cloud Base: Frost likely
730m ASL
Freezing Level: 815m
Daily Rainfall: Frozen
24 Hour Rain: 0mm

Last Update: 26/06/2019 04:04
Location: Mt Rolleston (Goldney Ridge) 1800m
Alt. Temp: -8.8ºC
Alt. Windspeed: 0.0kmph
Alt. Av. Windspeed: 0.0kmph
Alt. Max. Windspeed: 0.0kmph
Alt. Wind Chill: N/A
Last Snowfall: 5 days ago
7 Day Snowfall: 6.5cm
Snowpack Depth: 33.1cm
Windslab S: 1.3cm
Windslab E: 27.5cm
Surface Stability (@ 35º): Very Poor (Warning: Slab present!)
Avalanche Chance: 40%
2 Day
3 Day
Carrington Hut26/06/2019 - 03:00hrs0.0mm0mm0mm
Mid Poulter River26/06/2019 - 03:00hrs0.0mm0mm0mm
Grasmere Stn26/06/2019 - 03:00hrs0.0mm0mm0mm
Mt Cheeseman26/06/2019 - 03:00hrs0.0mm0mm0mm
Upper Styx River26/06/2019 - 04:00hrs0.0mm0mm0mm

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