New Zealand Mountan Safety Council

New Zealand Avalanche Advisory

Welcome to New Zealand's Avalanche Advisory. This site is provided for anyone planning on travelling in the New Zealand backcountry alpine areas.

Please note that avalanche forecasts are supplied by the Mountain Safety Council (MSC) and are intended as an advisory only. NZAA and NZMSC recommend checking the mountain weather forecast provided by MetService as part of your trip planning.

 

Hover over the map to view the most recent avalanche danger ratng for that region.

Click on the map to get more information.

Tongariro Taranaki Nelson Lakes Canterbury Mackenzie Southern Lakes Fiordland Tongariro Taranaki Nelson Lakes Canterbury Mackenzie Southern Lakes Fiordland NZ Map
  • Arthur's Pass
    Insufficient Information
  • Craigieburn Range
    Low
  • Mt Hutt
    Low
  • Fiordland
    Insufficient Information
  • Aoraki/Mt Cook
    Moderate
  • Ohau
    Insufficient Information
  • Two Thumbs
    Insufficient Information
  • Nelson Lakes
    Considerable
  • Queenstown
    Low
  • Wanaka
    Low
  • Taranaki
    Centre Closed
  • Tongariro
    Insufficient Information
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