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
    Centre Closed
  • Craigieburn Range
    Insufficient Information
  • Mt Hutt
    Centre Closed
  • Fiordland
    Insufficient Information
  • Aoraki/Mt Cook
    Considerable
  • Ohau
    Centre Closed
  • Two Thumbs
    Centre Closed
  • Nelson Lakes
    Centre Closed
  • Queenstown
    Centre Closed
  • Wanaka
    Centre Closed
  • Taranaki
    Centre Closed
  • Tongariro
    Insufficient Information
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