Huge dump for Coronet Peak – and more snow forecast


Coronet Peak looks set for its biggest snow dump in five years – getting a fresh layer of 40cms today with snow continuing to fall.

Drifts up to one-metre deep are on the upper mountain and skifield boss Ross Copland says conditions on the slopes are incredible. But he urges caution for those heading up the mountain.

“This is shaping up to be the biggest single dump we’ve had since 2010. At peak intensity 5cm per hour was dumping on us this morning.

“All trails are blanketed in a deep layer of light dry powder”.

He says the timing is perfect – less than a week into the ski season.

Queenstown town centre is also highly likely to get snow today according to the MetService.

While Arrowtown and Arthurs Point had snow earlier MetService reckons the CBD is likely to see the white stuff through the rest of the evening.

Meteorologist John Law says while it’s tricky to predict – with low temperatures its probable.

“It will be unsettled for the rest of the day with more snow showers will come.”

Law reckons the temperature will continue to fall – dropping to two degrees.

Snow showers will continue on Saturday and Sunday – but they will be more sporadic.