Our Public Observations Competition is on this season

Heading into the mountains? Share what you see and be in to WIN!


Share a photo and information about snow conditions or signs of avalanche activity on the NZAA observation page and you’ll automatically enter the draw to win a $1,500 voucher for a New Zealand outdoor retailer of your choice. Ts and Cs apply.*


You’ll be entered in the draw every time you submit an observation - so the more you share, the more likely you are to win!


Observations contribute to avalanche safety for the entire alpine community. They’re actively used by our avalanche advisory forecasters and anyone can check them when planning a backcountry alpine trip.

Remember to make smart decisions about your terrain and travel choices based on the avalanche forecast and your observations of the conditions.


Get involved – if you’re heading into the backcountry, share what you see, give back to the community and be in to win an epic prize. 

Photo and entry requirements
  • Info+ Photo from this season only (please date your photo)
  • Safety is priority as above, do not put yourself or others at risk to obtain an observation
  • You must provide your contact details in your entry so we can contact you
  • We will be sharing the winning photos on our Facebook Page and NZAA Instagram Page over the season. 
  • If you have any issues submitting an observation, please get in touch with us

Help spread the word!

It is now easier than ever to share your public observation in your favourite backcountry snow sports groups on Facebook! Simply click the Facebook icon on the top right hand corner of the submitted observation and add your caption. Doing it this way ensures that your observation will have a wider reach and assist NZAA Forecasters. 

Facebook Share

*Terms and Conditions

  • Genuine NZ observations from this season only.
  • Your observation must include a photo from the time and location of your observation. 
  • You must provide your contact details in your entry so we can contact you. 
  • Any observations promoting reckless or dangerous activity are ineligible.
  • Entrants must be at least 18 yrs and permanently live in NZ. 
  • Competition ends at midnight on 30 November 2024 NZST.
  • 1 winner will be selected on 1 December 2024.
  • The prize is non-transferable and non-refundable. 
  • Observation photos may be shared on NZAA social channels or used by NZ Mountain Safety Council.

More information

Please get in touch with us.