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Visiting Queenstown for a ski holiday this winter? Get the latest information on snow conditions, weather forecasts and what's happening across all Queenstown and Wanaka ski resorts with our weekly snow report videos.

Our wide range of terrain across four ski fields means there's something to suit all abilities, whether you're a beginner looking to conquer the mountain, or an expert wanting to cut fresh tracks. Hosted by local pro snowboarder Nick Hyne and produced in partnership with the snow experts from Mountainwatch, catch the latest Queenstown and Wanaka snow report roundup below.

Snow Report – 9 September

Just like that, it’s time to wrap up our weekly Mountainwatch snow forecasts. However the season doesn’t stop here, the ski fields are open until mid-October and spring is one of our favourite times to hit the slopes! We are so lucky to be able to ride again, and the amazing staff across the mountains have done an outstanding job to quickly adopt the latest COVID-19 safety protocols so remember to be kind.

Check out what's happening across the mountains in Queenstown and Lake Wanaka.


Snow Report - 11 August

Welcome back to your weekly Mountainwatch snow report, keeping you updated with everything happening across the Queenstown and Lake Wanaka mountains.

We’re seeing excellent riding conditions all over with a combination of clear skies and snowfalls, a further dump of between 10-20cm is predicted for Thursday. On the event front, Coronet Peak is the place to be this Saturday for their 47th Annual Dog Derby!


Snow Report – 4 August

Here’s our latest Mountainwatch update covering everything happening across Queenstown and Lake Wanaka. There are plenty of events up the mountains this week and Friday is predicted to bring up to 15cm of snow, so get ready to chase some powder!


Snow Report - 28 July

Here’s this week’s Mountainwatch snow report coming to you from Coronet Peak. Get the latest snow forecast and check out what's happening across the mountains in Queenstown and Lake Wanaka, including a free all-ages gig by New Zealand rock legends Shihad at Coronet Peak this Saturday night, 31 July.

Snow Report - 21 July

Here is this week’s snow report for Mountainwatch. There are some epic events this weekend with an extra Night Ski this Saturday and an action-packed Sunday with Christmas in July up at Coronet Peak, and the Mini Shred terrain park event at The Remarkables.


Snow Report - 14 July

The latest snow report from Mountainwatch is here to keep you updated on what's happening in Queenstown and Lake Wanaka. This week we’re celebrating pristine riding conditions around the region, further openings including access to some of the Alta shoots up The Remarkables and Heidi’s Hut at Coronet Peak. The celebrations continue because we’re expecting another 10-25cm of snow with this next storm rolling through on Friday.

Snow Report - 7 July 2021

Here’s the latest snow forecast from Mountainwatch, coming to you from The Remarkables which received 15cm of fresh snow last night! 
Winter is in full swing with more snow falling overnight, and the good news doesn’t stop there as a further 25cm is predicted from this next storm.



Snow Report - 30 June 2021

Mother Nature delivered the goods this week seeing some great snowfall over the last 48 hours with up to 35cms at Coronet Peak & The Remarkables. There’s loads on this week with the first night ski of the season happening tonight at Coronet Peak and the Welcome to Winter event from 2 – 4 July, so get ready to get amongst it!

Snow Report - 23 June 2021

Mountainwatch is back! Here is the first snow report for the 2021 season. We’re celebrating the first of the mountains opening, cooler temperatures and some snow on the way. Look out for our weekly updates every Wednesday on everything snow-related across the mountains, in Queenstown and Lake Wānaka throughout winter.


Travelling to Queenstown this winter?

Here's all you need to know to plan your Queenstown ski trip, from where to hire your gear to the best après ski spots.