Arthur's Pass Visitor Centre Moved
The Visitor Centre in Arthur's Pass Village has been moved into a new portable premises until further notice. This is located opposite the original site in the Avalanche Creek camp-site.

Thieves breaking into vehicles
Thieves have been breaking into cars and motor-homes at various car-parks and some camp-sites along SH.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)
16/01/2020 09:47hrs
(Above 1800m)
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.
(1200m - 1800m)
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.
(Below 1200m)
No Rating
Insufficient information or snow to establish avalanche danger rating
Mountain Conditions
General Conditions:
Wednesday 15th January 2020, 17:08hrs: Fine weather for next 6 - 7 days, getting very warm and sunny. Many routes are now back to [loose] rock scrambles. Some like Rome Ridge still have sections of melting ice/snow above 2000m, and summit snow. Ridges below 1900m are generally clear, as are the exposed narrow ridges. Faces still have gully snow that could be prone to wet slides as the temperature now soars.

(Anybody lost a PLB on a Rolle route recently? Talk to Visitor Centre in AP)

10/01/2020 21:52hrs: A large dose of heavy rainfall to high altitude will arrive tomorrow evening accompanied by severe NW winds. This should generally sound the death-knell for any remaining high altitude snow-pack, with some wet snow avalanche activity expected to develop as the pack loads and fails. Climbing conditions to obviously to become poor from tomorrow afternoon, if not earlier. Most ridge routes are expected to return to full rock by the end of this storm, however a dusting of short-lived fresh snow is likely through Sunday evening.

05/01/2020 07:09hrs: A few days of storminess ahead with rainfall, extreme northwest gales flip-flopping southwest. Some snowfall to 1200m is likely tomorrow (Monday).

03/01/2020 07:11hrs: Clear skies this morning, after a small amount of rain yesterday. Snow-pack is slushy/soft, made worse by dense bush-fire ash settled atop allowing the immediate surface layer to warm further. Southwest gales are forecast today, with possibility of showers. Bit more grotty from tomorrow.

29/12/2019 07:09hrs: Some fresh snow reported about the Main Range yesterday above 1750m (fell night of 27th), should be melting back fast. Snow that remains above 1900m is icy in the AM and provides good travel, slushy in the PM, with a risk that it can slide, self arrests would also be poor; beware of narrow ridge snow on slabs. Weather is deteriorating later today.

  • Avalanche Peak (1833m)(New) 22/01/2020
    Avalanche Peak (1833m)
  • Mt Bealey (1836m) - North aspect(New) 22/01/2020
    Mt Bealey (1836m) - North aspect
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge(New) 22/01/2020
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge
  • Mt Philistine - Philistine Ramp (1967m)(New) 19/01/2020
    Mt Philistine - Philistine Ramp (1967m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2212m) - Low Peak(New) 19/01/2020
    Mt Rolleston (2212m) - Low Peak
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Sampsons Coulior(New) 19/01/2020
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Sampsons Coulior
  • Carrington Peak (2010m)(New) 18/01/2020
    Carrington Peak (2010m)
  • Mt Guinevere (2042m)(New) 18/01/2020
    Mt Guinevere (2042m)
  • Mt Harper (2222m) - Camp Spur(New) 18/01/2020
    Mt Harper (2222m) - Camp Spur
  • Mt Stewart (1934m)(New) 18/01/2020
    Mt Stewart (1934m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) -  Crow Face(New) 17/01/2020
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Crow Face
  • Mt Oates (2041m) - East Aspect16/01/2020
    Mt Oates (2041m) - East Aspect
  • Blimit (1921m)15/01/2020
    Blimit (1921m)
  • Hills Peak (1640m)15/01/2020
    Hills Peak (1640m)
  • Kellys Range - Kelly Hill (1408m)15/01/2020
    Kellys Range - Kelly Hill (1408m)
  • Mt Alexander (1958m) - South Face15/01/2020
    Mt Alexander (1958m) - South Face
  • Mt Cassidy (1850m)15/01/2020
    Mt Cassidy (1850m)
  • Mt Philistine - Warnocks Bluff (1967m)15/01/2020
    Mt Philistine - Warnocks Bluff (1967m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Bealey Face15/01/2020
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Bealey Face
  • Mt Stuart (1906m)15/01/2020
    Mt Stuart (1906m)
  • Phipps Peak (1965m) - West Ridge15/01/2020
    Phipps Peak (1965m) - West Ridge
  • Mt Philistine (1967m)14/01/2020
    Mt Philistine (1967m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Slide14/01/2020
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Slide
  • Mt Armstrong (2110m)10/01/2020
    Mt Armstrong (2110m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face10/01/2020
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Upper Waimakariri Approaches10/01/2020
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Upper Waimakariri Approaches
  • Mt Philistine (1967m) - Western aspects03/01/2020
    Mt Philistine (1967m) - Western aspects
  • Mt Franklin (2145m)01/01/2020
    Mt Franklin (2145m)
  • Mt Isobel (2036m)01/01/2020
    Mt Isobel (2036m)
  • Mt Murchison (2408m)01/01/2020
    Mt Murchison (2408m)
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Weather Information
23 Jan

9 / 21ºC
24 Jan

12 / 23ºC
25 Jan

14 / 19ºC
26 Jan

12 / 22ºC
27 Jan

11 / 21ºC
28 Jan

11 / 18ºC
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Update:23/01/20 12:00hrs
Update: 23/1/20 10:59hrs NZST
Sunrise: 5:22hrs
Sunset: 20:05hrs
Temperature: 18.7ºC  (Rising)
Temperature (Low): 11.4ºC
Temperature (High): 18.9ºC
Wind Chill: 17.9ºC
Humidity: 43%  (Falling)
Barometer: 1010.54mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 19km/h
Wind Direction: NW
Wind Gust: 69km/h (9:35hrs)
Cloud Base: 2343m ASL
Freezing Level: 3907m
Daily Rainfall: 0mm
24 Hour Rain: 0mm

Last Update: 23/01/2020 10:04
Location: Mt Rolleston (Goldney Ridge) 1800m
Alt. Temp: 12.5ºC
Alt. Windspeed: 32.2kmph
Alt. Av. Windspeed: 27.1kmph
Alt. Max. Windspeed: 32.2kmph
Alt. Wind Chill: N/A
Alt. Air Pressure: 815hPa
Last Snowfall: 15 days ago
7 Day Snowfall: 0.0cm
Snowpack Depth: 0.0cm
2 Day
3 Day
Carrington Hut23/01/2020 - 10:00hrs0.0mm0mm0mm
Mid Poulter River23/01/2020 - 10:00hrs0.0mm0mm0mm
Grasmere Stn23/01/2020 - 10:00hrs0.0mm0mm3mm
Mt Cheeseman23/01/2020 - 10:00hrs0.0mm0mm3mm

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