Is there snow on the mountains in Queenstown?

Is there snow on the mountains in Queenstown?

Generally it snows more in the mountains and less so in town itself but you will find snowfall in and around Queenstown during this time as well. Outside of these months its possible to get some ‘freak’ snowfalls both in the mountains and in town but these are rare especially in the Summer months of January – March.

Does it snow ground level in Queenstown?

Re: Does it snow in town? Queenstown and Wanaka both often have snow on the ground in the middle of winter.

How good is the skiing in Queenstown?

With four world-class ski fields, outstanding instructors, superb skiing and snowboarding facilities and good old Kiwi hospitality, Queenstown is the best place to ski in New Zealand this winter.

How much snow does Queenstown NZ get?

Queenstown experiences some seasonal variation in monthly snowfall. The snowy period of the year lasts for 2.2 months, from May 31 to August 5, with a sliding 31-day snowfall of at least 1.0 inches. The month with the most snow in Queenstown is June, with an average snowfall of 1.5 inches.

What month does it snow in Queenstown?

What month does it snow in Queenstown? The Queenstown ski season runs from mid June to mid October, snow can fall as early as April and as late as November!

Where can I play in the snow in Queenstown?

Sightseeing & Snow play Enjoy the good times on snow without putting on skis. Our Peak Gondola takes to you the summit of Coronet Peak for some of the best views in Queenstown.

Why is Queenstown so cold?

Situated in New Zealand’s South Island, Queenstown is nestled at a high altitude within the Remarkable’s mountain range towards the island’s southern end, yet its climate leans more towards the oceanic than the traditional alpine, with longer warm days in Summer and Winters with temperatures that plummet significantly.

What is the best time to ski in Queenstown?

Though the snow can be a bit less predictable, late June is when Winterfest comes to Queenstown, so it’s a winning time to visit New Zealand’s top ski resort town.

What is the coldest month in Queenstown?

January has an average maximum temperature of 22°C (72°F) and is the warmest month of the year. Which is the coldest month in Queenstown? The coldest month is July with an average maximum temperature of 8°C (46°F).

Can you visit the Remarkables without skiing?

Sightseeing Pass The Shadow Basin chairlift gives you access to the lookout via a short on-snow walk. Sightseeing is available daily from 10:00am – 2:30pm (subject to conditions).

When’s the best time to go to Queenstown?

The best time to visit Queenstown is the summer (December through February), when the long, sunny days make outdoor excursions enjoyable. Because of the sheer number of outdoorsy activities offered in the summertime, you can expect some moderate crowds and busy hotels.