SNOW REPORT & LIVE WEBCAM
10:14AM, Friday 17th August 2018
on 16 August
Partly Cloudy, 1°C
Northwest winds with possible flurries developing later in the day.
Average depth: 115cm (50cm-180cm)
Last snowfall: 8cm on 16 August
Walking home, after dinner, from Lynden Lodge to the staff hut, I found myself in a childlike wonder. Snow! Standing on the road, with the light shining a spotlight on nature's magical sprinkles, I did what we've all done before. Tilting my head back, my gaze turned upwards towards the stars that were hidden behind clouds. I watched as countless white fluffy flakes, tumbled down from the sky, white flecks scattered among black darkness. They were not just any snowflakes - they were the big fatties. Throwing both arms out to the side, I closed my eyes and felt that sweet frozen niblets tickle my nose and neck. A peaceful smile became painted on my face and pure joy filled my body. From the hair on my head - with specks of snow scattered among the curls - to the toes on my feet - feeling the gentle crunch of accumulated snow upon each step. Yeah that's right; we got snow people. Only a few 10 cm refresh for now, but Mamma Nature is slated to call in the heavies tonight. You know what else is going down tonight? NIGHT SKIING and LIVE MUSIC ! With any luck the snow starts falling early this evening and you get first tracks as it starts to dump. Snow Forecast is for 6 cm this afternoon, and 28 overnight. If you're REALLY clever you'll book accommodation tonight as well, ensuring you're poised for a face shot Saturday.
Tyndall Tramway Closed
Rugby Tow Open
Access Tow Open
Main Tow Open
Ridge Tow Open
Baby Tow Open
Traverse Tow Open
Allan's Basin On Hold
Services & Facilities
Lyndon Lodge Open
Broken River Lodge Open
White Star Chalet Open
Access Road Chains to be carried
NOTE: Broken River Ski Area does not undertake avalanche control or ski patrolling outside the ski area boundary. See our trail map for ski area boundaries. Always be suitably prepared when skiing outside the ski area boundary - know the avalanche risks, carry avalanche safety gear and know how to use it. Visit www.avalanche.net.nz for the most recent avalanche conditions.
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