New Zealand Mountan Safety Council

New Zealand Avalanche Advisory

Welcome to New Zealand's Avalanche Advisory. This site is provided for anyone planning on travelling in the New Zealand backcountry alpine areas.

Please note that avalanche forecasts are supplied by the Mountain Safety Council (MSC) and are intended as an advisory only. NZAA and NZMSC recommend checking the mountain weather forecast provided by MetService as part of your trip planning.

 

Hover over the map to view the most recent avalanche danger ratng for that region.

Click on the map to get more information.

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  • Arthur's Pass
    Considerable
  • Craigieburn Range
    Considerable
  • Mt Hutt
    Low
  • Fiordland
    Considerable
  • Aoraki/Mt Cook
    High
  • Ohau
    Considerable
  • Two Thumbs
    High
  • Nelson Lakes
    High
  • Queenstown
    Considerable
  • Wanaka
    Considerable
  • Taranaki
    Considerable
  • Tongariro
    Considerable
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