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 Wānaka 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 Wānaka snow report roundup below.
Snow Report – 9 August 2023
It’s hard to believe that this is our final Queenstown/Wānaka Mountainwatch report for winter 2023! The good news is we're only halfway through the season – there is still plenty of fun to be had on our slopes right through until October
At Coronet Peak, first tracks and night ski are running right through until September. The Remarkables have recorded over 1.2 meters of snowfall so far this season, so expect to see the mountain continue to ride nicely and well into spring.
Up at Cardrona Alpine Resort, the terrain park crew are working on more features in the lead-up to the world-class Winter Games events. Treble Cone currently has some incredible freeride terrain on offer and they are positioned well to get some good top-ups.
Be sure to also get in a visit to Snow Farm for a fun-filled day or overnight mission with your whānau and friends.
There are also some seriously fun events happening on the mountains through to October.
Catch the Dog Derby and SYNTHONY in the SNOW at Coronet Peak, the renowned Merino Muster at Snow Farm and the Winter Pride Festival across all our ski fields – and much more!
Keep up to date with the latest mountain happenings on our events page.
Snow Report – 2 August 2023
The biggest snowstorm of the winter is rolling through and our fingers are crossed for up to 25cm across the Queenstown Lakes' mountains! 🤞❄️
Over the next week, we can look forward to some beautiful bluebird days and fun pockets of powder 🙌
This Saturday, Coronet Peak has a free First Base DJ gig at their Ice Bar – vintage ski attire is encouraged. Snow conditions at The Remarkables are looking mint and the big jumps in the terrain park are now open.
Snow Report – 26 July 2023
As we near toward the second half of winter, there is still plenty of action and adventures to be had! This week we welcome more cold southerlies and 15cm of snow across the region. 🙌❄️
At Coronet Peak, Heidi’s Hut and Rocky Gully are open, and word on the street is that first tracks from 8am-9am are worth getting out of bed for! The Remarkables have so many fun features going at the moment like the medium jump line and the chutes have been serving up great times for those searching for fresh lines.
Snow Farm is now open and the conditions up there are absolutely mint. It really is the perfect place to organise a full day out with the family or a crew of friends. Try booking an overnight stay in one of their backcountry huts for an unforgettable experience!
Captain's chairlift and café are up and running at Cardrona Alpine Resort which has opened up a heap more on-mountain terrain. Plus, Treble Cone now has The Saddle and Home basin open after receiving a generous 10cm of fresh snow over the past week.
Tune in to the full Queenstown/Wānaka Mountainwatch report for the latest!
Snow Report – 19 July 2023
10-30cm of snow in the forecast, a free night ski show and more terrain opening daily – there's plenty to get excited about in the Queenstown Lakes' mountains this week! 🙌❄️
The crazy 'Mountain Bikes on the Snow' event returns to Cardrona Alpine Resort this Sunday and with Treble Cone's saddle chair now open, you can hike to the summit for some of the best views of the region.
The cross-country ski and snowshoeing trails are up and running at Snow Farm – it's also a great spot for family-friendly snow play.
Watch the full Queenstown/Wānaka weekly Mountainwatch snow report for all the latest updates.
Snow Report – 12 July 2023
Welcome back to another weekly Queenstown/Wānaka snow update with Mountainwatch. ⛷🏂
We’re so stoked to see that all the mountains are open and riding well! And it’s only getting better with a fresh dusting of snow due tonight and over the weekend. ❄️
The McDougall’s chairlift, Whitestar chairlift and the learner’s area at Cardrona Alpine Resort are all open, keep your eyes peeled for more updates very soon! Treble Cone is now open with nice, cruisy groomers in Home Basin as well as all base facilities operational.
Both The Remarkables and Coronet Peak now have all lifts fully operational, which has opened plenty of new terrain. Don’t forget that Coronet Peak is hosting a special event with an astronomy expert to view the rising Matariki star constellation this Friday 14th July – get your tickets online! 🙌
Snow Report – 5 July 2023
We’re back with our weekly Queenstown/Wānaka weekly Mountainwatch update – celebrating a snowy start to July! ❄️👏
Snowmakers, groomers and Mother Nature have all been working overtime this past week and we're excited to announce that The Remarkables, Cardrona Alpine Resort, Coronet Peak and Treble Cone are all officially open.
Freezing levels are staying low so expect frosty starts with beautiful, clear blue-sky days over the next few days before the snow sets in again this weekend.
There’s some epic days to be had up the mountains – and some epic nights too, with night skiing sessions at Coronet Peak kicking off this week. ⛷️🏂
Snow Report – 28 June 2023
We’re back with another weekly Queenstown/Wānaka Mountainwatch update, with the news we’ve been waiting for – snow is on the horizon!❄️
Rumour has it that we could see up to 50cm of snow over the next 7 days! (emoji).
As the snow settles, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Cardrona Alpine Resort are set to open more of their trails as soon as conditions allow. Delays remain on the opening of Treble Cone and Snow Farm, but rest assured, they’ll be opening as soon as possible – keep your eyes peeled on their websites for updates.
A big shout-out to all the mountain crew for their mahi over the last couple of weeks! It’s time to get giddy because winter is officially here. 🙌
Snow Report – 21 June 2023
We’re back with our Queenstown Wānaka weekly Mountainwatch update! ❄️🏔️
Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Cardrona Alpine Resort all kicked off the season last week, with Treble Cone and Snow Farm scheduled to open this Saturday, 24 June. Huge thanks to all the mountain crews who have worked hard to get a selection of runs, terrain park features and restaurants open for you to enjoy.
This week's clear, sunny days are perfect for hitting the slopes, sightseeing, snow play and learner lessons – and the region's cold nights are creating great conditions for snowmaking. As we wait on a top-up from Mother Nature, keep the snow dances coming! 🌨️🤞
Snow Report – 14 June 2023
We’re back with the first Mountainwatch snow report of the 2023 season! If you’re new to these reports, you’ll want to be tuning in every Wednesday for snow updates and a round-up of what’s happening across the mountains, in Queenstown and Wānaka throughout winter.
Here's the low down for this week! Coronet Peak are all set for a partial opening this Friday 16 June, The Remarkables and Cardrona Alpine Resort plan to start spinning their lifts on Saturday 17 June and Treble Cone is scheduled to open from Saturday 24 June.
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