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Get the latest snow and weather conditions in all major ski areas updated on Monday and Thursday afternoons by the Ski Club's information department.
As the southern hemisphere bravely faces up to the end of the season, many resorts continue to close. In South America, all Chilean resorts have now shut, leaving Argentina to keep the flame alive. Cerro Catedral, Chapelco and Las Lenas offer some good options for skiers in that neck of the woods.
Over on the far side of the world, there are plenty of options for skiers in Australia and New Zealand. Australia suffered a difficult day on the 29th of September, however, with adverse weather affecting operations in resorts that remain open. In New Zealand, weather was variable, but Cardrona and Treble Cone was where the best snow and weather conditions could be found.
The best conditions could be found at Hintertux (45cm), where 10 lifts were running, and serving 18km of nicely groomed slopes. At Molltal (100cm) three lifts were open and were providing access to limited late season skiing on three pistes.
Friday and Saturday are currently forecast to be a continuation of the current weather; sunny skies are predicted for the most part, and temperatures are likely to be at around +10C. On Sunday there may well be some rain at times for Molltall.
Zermatt (160cm) had 14 lifts open and skiing was available on 14km of groomed slopes. At Saas Fee (125cm), seven lifts were spinning and summer riding was on offer on five pistes. The weather for the weekend is currently predicted to be a mixed bag.
Friday and Saturday are forecast to be pleasant and sunny, but rain and cloud is then expected to take its place by Sunday.
The short forecast for the three resorts is for a mix of heavy snow and rain with snow levels starting around 1800m and potentially falling to 1200m during colder evening periods. Winds will ease however strong gusts are likely.
Mt. Ruapehu on the north island opened one of its two resorts: Turoa (178cm). Whakapapa was closed due to adverse weather. Conditions in Turoa were ok but best up top and early on. Some rain around lunchtime led to some wet conditions in the afternoon.
On the south island, spring snow could be found across most resorts. Around Christchurch, Mount Hutt (86/46cm) had the best conditions. Lake Wanaka resorts were the pick of the bunch, both Cardrona (80/45cm) and Treble Cone (141/69cm) enjoyed sunny spring days and good snow cover meant some excellent skiing was on offer. Around Queenstown, Coronet Peak (80/20cm) suffered down low, but good skiing could be found up top. The Remarkables (100/50cm) had some good spring conditions with fast skiing possible in the morning.
Over in Chile, the skiing has now been concluded for the season and all of our featured resorts are now closed.