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: 6/6/20 01:29hrs NZST

General (Valley Floor)
Temp Now: 5.2ºC (Rising)
Windspeed: 15kmph
Wind Direction: NW
Wind Gust (last hour): 53kmph
Wind Gust Max: 56kmph (00:45hrs NZST)
Wind Chill: 2ºC
Cloud Base: 2143m ASL

Tree-line (1400m)
Temp Now: 0.8ºC (Rising)
Windspeed: 31kmph
Wind Direction: NW
Wind Gust (last hour): 48kmph
Wind Gust Max: 50kmph (00:43hrs NZST)
Wind Chill: -8.3ºC to -6.9ºC
Snowpack: 0.5cm (patchy)
Current Weather: Clear.
Assessment: MARGINAL. Snow present.

Summit (1833m)
Temp Now: -1.7ºC (Rising)
Windspeed: 36kmph
Wind Direction: NW
Wind Gust (last hour): 55kmph
Wind Gust Max: 84kmph (00:44hrs NZST)
Wind Chill: -11ºC to -10.8ºC
Snowpack: 17.5cm (patchy)
Current Weather:  Frost. Cloud is about 310m above summit.
Assessment: MARGINAL. Snow/ice present.

Today's Weather Forecast (Valley Floor)
Saturday 6th June 2020
Day: A mix of rain and snow. High 5ºC. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 kmph. Chance of rain 100%. Snowfall of 2-3 cm.
Night: Snow showers early. Low -3ºC. Winds E and variable. Chance of snow 40%.

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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