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New Zealand NZ Predictions & Observations 2017

Discussion in 'Alpine & Snow' started by ScottGN, May 18, 2017.

  1. sbm

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    Dunno if it's over just yet! Looks pretty good this week.
     
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    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    You guys across this thing on the 9th? Looking big for NZ. GFS LWT trough maps a stonker in agreement.
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    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    snap. Was just drafting that!
     
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    Looking at it again, it actually looks too cold and dry.
    Also hits the Western Ranges head on so shadowing looks to restrict some reasonably big falls.
     
  7. Red_switch

    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    It'll probably be one of the better events for the big mountains on the divide all winter. There isn't heaps of snow in the west atm.
     
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  8. Centago

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    Indeed. Or another way of looking at it - there's still heaps, particularly around Mt Cook, just heaps less than usual. If you know what I'm saying?!
     
  9. Red_switch

    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    I saw some pictures from the Routeburn area taken recently, was a bit shocking/depressing.
     
  10. col

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    Temple Basin could get +200cm next 5 days
     
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    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Splitfest will be off the hook. Filthy that I can't make it up there this year.
     
  12. Centago

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    True. Satellite imagery, when I've looked, has Fiordland looking pretty barren this winter. Qtown had just two-thirds of usual rainfall for the winter season.
     
  13. col

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    Yeah they will have sore arms from all the snow shovelling by the end of this storm.
     
  14. Baggage

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    Awesome.. I was hoping this would happen. The Boss is back and I'm going to take a few days off.. Sun-Mon-Tue for me.. Happy..
     
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    My water tank agrees with you greg!
     
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    Our only southern hemisphere ski trip this year has been planned for this Sat through next Wed to the Canterbury clubbies. Heading over from Bris Vegas on Friday night. Its looking great !
     
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    Duuuude

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  18. Red_switch

    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    more like it, really
     
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    MisterMxyzptlk Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Heading over next week for the Family Week
    Was kicking myself a bit about not doing Perisher, but then I remembered a week in Queenstown is just about better than a week anywhere else and certainly better than Jindabyne
    And I think there will be a nice cover for my under 10's!
     
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    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Next week in qtown will be v good
     
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    Snow to ground level in Qtown this morning.
     
  22. essjaywhy

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    80cm at Ruapehu last 3 days, setting up for a Turoa Snovember;
    big Q is whens it gonna stop ... Tues might be the go ,
    then more events incoming next w.e
     
  23. col

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    Avalanche to lake level at ohau. Looks like they had a bit up top .... cafe door will need digging out.
     

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    MisterMxyzptlk Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I don't think in 25 years in the Southern Lakes I can recall anything like that
    @Red_switch may have some comments on the snow pack but from what I've heard before arriving this new snow has fallen on a fairly hard established snow pack
    I'm just trying to work out where it's come from and how far it travelled?
    That pic looks like it's not far up from the gate so it must have come a fair way down the mountain?
    Remarkable
     
  25. Red_switch

    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    I've not seen something of this magnitude outside of the Milford Road and the BIG hills of the main divide. This was a big snowfall with LOTS of wind. My guess is stiff storm slab poorly bonded to crust, or possibly overloading of older persistent weakness.
     
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    MisterMxyzptlk Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thanks Red
    Obviously most of my time in the Southern lakes is spent in resorts or on access roads but I couldn't recall anything like this before
    Ohau is a strange beast though
    When you look up at it it kind of just looks like it wants to slide down
     
  27. ScottGN

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    Snowing heavily at my place again this morning. I am about 350m asl.
     
  28. Call_me_Ishmael

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    Late winter!
    Loving it
     
  29. Draizuh

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    stopped snowing about 2 hours ago at mine. probably got about 10cm but very very wet.
     
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    Gawd- you Lowlanders!!!
    Too dry
    Too wet
    Not enough snow
    Yeah it snowed but it's wet and "only" 10 cm
    ;)
     
  31. Draizuh

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    To be fair its irrelevant what its like down here, as long as its dry and deep up top. Fingers crossed the boss is going to approve my powder day clause for tomorrow!
     
  32. ScottGN

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    Real wet Draizuh. There's a lake across my drive bigger than I've ever seen.
     
  33. Red_switch

    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Just had some sleet through Dunedin.
     
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    Porters was so good today... bloody awesome got some fresh tracks .
     
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    Was definitely deep but not much vis up remarks.
     
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    Metservice has 50cm+ forecast for canterbury on Monday and Tuesday.
     
  37. Call_me_Ishmael

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    pouring with rain on the Coronet Rd magically turned into fat flakes at the base
    Sunday
    CP
    Deserted
    Fresh snow
    We had fun
     
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    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Best way to have CP. It's been eerily quiet up there all winter. All the punters are queuing up for Curvey Basin and the Cardrona Chondola.
     
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    Its still not cool though.
     
  40. Red_switch

    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    It has always been cool. They need to bring back the racing a la the leading edge though.
     
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    Mt Hutt reporting +30cm .... should finish with very close to +50cm by tomorrow.
     
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    Best season ever?
     
  43. Claude Cat

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    sweet 1st week of Oct upcoming for spring touring, out & back to Tukino on the cards ....
     
  45. MisterMxyzptlk

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    I know CP and Remarks have just scratched through this week trying to hold out for Aus/NZ school hols
    Not sure they'd make it another 2 weeks
     
  46. Red_switch

    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    CP closing this weekend.
     
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    MisterMxyzptlk Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah- surprised they made it to today TBH
     
  48. col

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    Mt Hutt still has 260-360cm....should be plenty at least into November.
     
  49. Red_switch

    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Despite what the heli ski guides on social media would have you believe, it's been ho hum in the southern lakes this winter.
     
  50. essjaywhy

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    Was definitely the SI season for Mackenzie country