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CURRENT ALERTS
Arthur's Pass Visitor Centre Closed
The Visitor Centre in Arthur's Pass Village is closed until further notice, due to building defects found that may affect the integrity of the building in an earthquake. A temporary visitor facility has been set up 200 metres away in the main part of the Village near the Alpine Lodge & Motel (limited parking available). It is open 8.30am to 4.30pm daily. All information resources for the Park are available, however purchases of maps, brochures, hut passes etc require a cash only transaction at this stage.

Thieves breaking into vehicles
Thieves have been breaking into cars and motor-homes at various car-parks and some camp-sites along highway 73 on a regular basis (day & night). They have been stealing passports, credit cards, money, electronic devices and recreation equipment. Take your absolute valuables with you on the walks, and don't leave other valuable items in plain sight in your vehicle. Report any suspicious activity to Police '111', and note down registration plates of vehicles!

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Forecast Links
Avalanche Risk (Local)
17/02/2019 07:22hrs
HIGH ALPINE
(Above 1800m)
No Rating
Insufficient information or snow to establish avalanche danger rating
ALPINE
(1200m - 1800m)
No Rating
Insufficient information or snow to establish avalanche danger rating
SUB ALPINE
(Below 1200m)
No Rating
Insufficient information or snow to establish avalanche danger rating
Mountain Conditions
General Conditions (Updated 0734hrs Mon 22nd April, 2019):

The heavier rain has ceased. About 15cm of fresh snow has fallen about the Main Range and southern sub-ranges at 1800m over the past 48 hours. This was driven by changeable winds, but mostly southwesterly. Melting out rapidly.

Glaciers have shrank dramatically this summer season, with some "permanent" ice-fields all but disappearing completely (Whitehorn for example) and exposing considerable loose rock.

The new 2019 (8th Edition) of the Arthur's Pass area climbing guide is well underway. You can view & comment on routes HERE, or view the entire draft HERE (0.5MB).

I am currently after good high resolution images of mountains & routes in the Parks (Arthur's Pass, Craigieburn, Korowai/Torlesse, Otira-Kopara Forest, Wanganui/Otira, Central Southern Alps Wilberforce, and Lochinvar Forest) that generally show from valley floor to summit, as the approaches can be just as challenging as the final summit rocks in many instances. You can email these to graemek@xtra.co.nz, your images will be duly credited.

Cheers - Graeme -
  • Blimit (1921m)(New) 23/04/2019
    Blimit (1921m)
  • Mt Philistine (1967m) - Eastern aspects(New) 23/04/2019
    Mt Philistine (1967m) - Eastern aspects
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Goldney Ridge(New) 23/04/2019
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Goldney Ridge
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge(New) 23/04/2019
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge
  • Carrington Peak (2010m)(New) 18/04/2019
    Carrington Peak (2010m)
  • Mt Harper (2222m) - Camp Spur route(New) 18/04/2019
    Mt Harper (2222m) - Camp Spur route
  • Mt Murchison (2408m)(New) 18/04/2019
    Mt Murchison (2408m)
  • Mt Oates (2041m) - 2058m point(New) 18/04/2019
    Mt Oates (2041m) - 2058m point
  • Mt Armstrong (2110m)23/03/2019
    Mt Armstrong (2110m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2212m) - Low Peak23/03/2019
    Mt Rolleston (2212m) - Low Peak
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - High Peak Access23/03/2019
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - High Peak Access
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face23/03/2019
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Sampsons Couloir23/03/2019
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Sampsons Couloir
  • Whitehorn Ice-field23/03/2019
    Whitehorn Ice-field
  • Mt Speight (2116m) - Speight Buttress06/03/2019
    Mt Speight (2116m) - Speight Buttress
  • Mt Davie (2280m)03/03/2019
    Mt Davie (2280m)
  • Mt Wakeman (2227m)03/03/2019
    Mt Wakeman (2227m)
  • Mt Stewart (1934m)02/03/2019
    Mt Stewart (1934m)
  • Bealey / Hut Spur (1545m)14/02/2019
    Bealey / Hut Spur (1545m)
  • Mid Hill (1831m) - East aspect14/02/2019
    Mid Hill (1831m) - East aspect
  • Mt Bealey (1836m) - South aspect14/02/2019
    Mt Bealey (1836m) - South aspect
  • Mt Bruce (1630m) - Northwest aspect14/02/2019
    Mt Bruce (1630m) - Northwest aspect
  • Mt Horrible (1234m)14/02/2019
    Mt Horrible (1234m)
  • Mt O'Malley (1703m) - South aspect14/02/2019
    Mt O'Malley (1703m) - South aspect
  • The Dome (1938m)14/02/2019
    The Dome (1938m)
  • Falling Mountain (1901m)08/02/2019
    Falling Mountain (1901m)
  • Mt Scott (2009m)08/02/2019
    Mt Scott (2009m)
  • Mt Temple (east approach)08/02/2019
    Mt Temple (east approach)
  • Mt Wilson (2035m)08/02/2019
    Mt Wilson (2035m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) -  Crow Face30/01/2019
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Crow Face
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Crow icefall30/01/2019
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Crow icefall
  • Mt Philistine (1967m) - Western aspects17/01/2019
    Mt Philistine (1967m) - Western aspects
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Upper Waimakariri Approaches17/01/2019
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Upper Waimakariri Approaches
  • Mt Franklin (2145m)16/01/2019
    Mt Franklin (2145m)
  • Mt Mc Rae (1753m)16/01/2019
    Mt Mc Rae (1753m)
  • Mt Philistine - Warnocks Bluff (1967m)11/01/2019
    Mt Philistine - Warnocks Bluff (1967m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Bealey Face11/01/2019
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Bealey Face
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Chockstone Route11/01/2019
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Chockstone Route
  • Philistine Traverse04/01/2019
    Philistine Traverse
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face (Middle)25/12/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face (Middle)
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Weather Information
Thursday
25 Apr

6 / 10ºC
Friday
26 Apr

6 / 12ºC
Saturday
27 Apr

3 / 12ºC
Sunday
28 Apr

3 / 6ºC
Monday
29 Apr

0 / 6ºC
Tuesday
30 Apr

0 / 7ºC
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Update:25/04/19 06:00hrs
 
LATEST DAILY READINGS
Update: 25/4/19 5:50hrs NZST
Sunrise: 7:16hrs
Sunset: 17:43hrs
Temperature: 7.4ºC  (Rising)
Temperature (Low): 5.1ºC
Temperature (High): 7.6ºC
Wind Chill: 6.0ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Stable)
Barometer: 1012.54mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 11km/h
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Gust: 34km/h (4:44hrs)
Cloud Base: 730m ASL
Freezing Level: 2168m
Daily Rainfall: 0mm
24 Hour Rain: 0mm

SNOW MODEL
Last Update: 25/04/2019 06:04
Location: Mt Rolleston (Goldney Ridge) 1800m
Alt. Temp: 1.5ºC
Alt. Windspeed: 18.1kmph
Alt. Av. Windspeed: 3.6kmph
Alt. Max. Windspeed: 18.1kmph
Alt. Wind Chill: -3.0ºC
Alt. 3 Day Rainfall: 0.4mm (Today: 0.0mm)
Last Snowfall: 3 days ago
7 Day Snowfall: 18.0cm
Snowpack Depth: 1.3cm
REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
 
Location
UpdatedToday's
Rainfall
2 Day
Rainfall
3 Day
Rainfall
Carrington Hut25/04/2019 - 04:00hrs0.0mm0mm0mm
Mid Poulter River25/04/2019 - 04:00hrs0.0mm0mm0mm
Grasmere Stn25/04/2019 - 04:00hrs0.0mm0mm0mm
Mt Cheeseman25/04/2019 - 04:00hrs0.0mm0mm0mm
Upper Styx River25/04/2019 - 06:00hrs0.0mm0mm0mm

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