New Zealand Mountan Safety Council Avalanche Center
homeNew Zealand Avalanche ForecastsEducationResourcesDonateAbout usContact us

Mackenzie

YouTube

link arrowYouTube Channel

Be kept in the loop:
Email Sign up
Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Join
MetService Getting the goods on the weather forecast is never easy. Get your mountain weather forecast right now!
Link ArrowMet Service
Issued at 27/08/2014 6:21pm. Valid till 29/08/2014 6pm

Aoraki/Mt Cook

Mountain
Current avalanche advisory
High Alpine

Above 2000 meters

Alpine

1000 to 2000 meters

Sub Alpine

Below 1000 meters

Avalanche Danger Scale
Avalanche Danger Scale
Report TutorialPrint Reporthear report

Primary Avalanche Danger

Dangerous Aspects
high
Danger Rose
1
Highest Danger Rating
Likelihood
indicator
gauge
Certain
Likely
Unlikely
Size
indicator
gauge
Largest
Small
Trend
indicator
gauge
Increasing
No change
Decreasing
Time of day
clock
Time of day
All day
Alpine level
High Alpine: Above 2000m
Alpine: 1000 to 2000m
Low Alpine: Below 1000m
Description:
it could still be possible to trigger small pockets of slab on very steep slopes.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
No recent avalanching.

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
The snowpack is generally well settled and stable. Weaknesses previously identified in the snow pack may persist on steep terrain in a few places but you'd have to really look for the wrong spot to trigger something. Crevasse hazard is higher than normal thanks to the extended fine spell, hollow cracks are opening up amongst old tracks up the Tasman and there are rumours of a couple of "incidents' on the Murchison headwall so take care. There's a bit of shallow old recrystallised powder left on some sheltered shady slopes and good corn on solar aspects at the right time of the day.

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
Fine fine fine.


MetService
For more information go to: http://www.metservice.com/mountain/index

Sliding Danger

Slide For Life
Plenty of hard old snow out there especially in the morning when things are still well frozen. Choose your lines accordingly.

Forecast by Trevor Streat

Mountain Safety Council
Avalanche Forecast Regions:
Mountain Safety Council managed websites
Mountainf Safety Council websiteAdventure Smart websiteNew Zealand Avalanche CenterNational Incedent Database website