COVID-19 Level 2 Restrictions
Covid-19 Alert Level 2 commenced at 2359 hours on Wednesday 13th May and continues until further notice! Under this level, tracks, huts, campgrounds & visitor centres can be used again. Huts must have no more than 10 persons - 50% of full capacity for larger huts occupying them (carry a tent to all huts so appropriate physical distancing can be maintained - 2m recommended). Visitors will need to carry their own cleaning equipment, and are highly encouraged to fill out hut books for contact tracing purposes! Hunting will be permitted again on conservation land.

Further Information: DOC Website,

Avalanche Peak - Wintery Conditions
Avalanche Peak now has moderate snow/ice depths on the Avalanche track, and patchy ice/snow along the Scott's Ridge route. Alpine experience is required! An iceaxe & possibly crampons may be necessary, and know how to use them.

Avalanche Peak Current Conditions

Last Update: 7/6/20 01:29hrs NZST

General (Valley Floor)
Temp Now: 0.4ºC (Falling)
Windspeed: 0kmph
Wind Direction: W
Wind Gust (last hour): 0kmph
Wind Gust Max: 0kmph (00:00hrs NZST)
Wind Chill: 0.4ºC
Cloud Base: 730m ASL

Tree-line (1400m)
Temp Now: -4ºC (Falling)
Windspeed: 18kmph
Wind Direction: W
Wind Gust (last hour): 22kmph
Wind Gust Max: 22kmph (00:03hrs NZST)
Wind Chill: -4ºC
Snowpack: 5cm (patchy)
Current Weather:  Frost.
Assessment: MARGINAL. Snow present.

Summit (1833m)
Temp Now: -6.5ºC (Falling)
Windspeed: 21kmph
Wind Direction: W
Wind Gust (last hour): 25kmph
Wind Gust Max: 0kmph (00:01hrs NZST)
Wind Chill: -14.3ºC
Snowpack: 24.7cm (patchy)
Current Weather:  Frost.
Assessment: MARGINAL. Snow/ice present.

Today's Weather Forecast (Valley Floor)
Sunday 7th June 2020
Day: Snow showers developing in the afternoon. High 2ºC. Winds NW at 10 to 15 kmph. Chance of snow 40%.
Night: Mostly cloudy. Low 0ºC. Winds NW at 10 to 15 kmph.

Weather Forecast Links
Avalanche Risk (Local)
01/06/2020 09:55hrs
(Above 1800m)
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
(1200m - 1800m)
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.
(Below 1200m)
No Rating
Insufficient information or snow to establish avalanche danger rating

North Webcam (above)

West Webcam (above)

Current Condition Image (above)

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