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When's good to come for seeing snow on the mountains?

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When's good to come for seeing snow on the mountains?

Which months does the snow really begin to settle up on the mountains for fantastic views?

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1. Re: When's good to come for seeing snow on the mountains?

Hi there

Generally June to October but check out these Web sites

http://www.metservice.com/national/index you can check out old blogs from other people. and posts that date back to 2009 for each month or i highly recommend this site http://www.nzsnow.com/

Hope i could help

Kass :)

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2. Re: When's good to come for seeing snow on the mountains?

Zorro if you wait a few days for this crappy weather to abate and you look south you will probably see when the Kaikouras have got snow. Late June onwards generally has a good snowfall on the mountains, The higher passes start to have closures from around that point.

Edited: 07 May 2011, 22:48
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3. Re: When's good to come for seeing snow on the mountains?

I will let you know if I go to Hanmer because there is usually snow around the hot pools the day after!

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4. Re: When's good to come for seeing snow on the mountains?

Is there snow now?! Want to come down soon and visit and see snow and be in the hot pools! Is there some nice cafe's or restaurants we should check out over just a few days? Cheers

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5. Re: When's good to come for seeing snow on the mountains?

There is some snow on the mountains now, but it's quite high up and not around the Hanmer pools just yet. There are cafes and bars there where you could wait for it.

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6. Re: When's good to come for seeing snow on the mountains?

August is the best time in my opinion.

To get the full effect you really want it on the ground.

Go for a walk in the forrest while you're there, it's stunning in the snow.

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7. Re: When's good to come for seeing snow on the mountains?

Sounds like next week will be good. There is a southerly blast coming through.

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8. Re: When's good to come for seeing snow on the mountains?

Today would be good assuming you could get through the drifts to get there!

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9. Re: When's good to come for seeing snow on the mountains?

Im with MIke Today is a pretty good bet

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