Top 10 Deepest Snowpacks in the Southern Hemisphere:

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Thredbo, Australia today.  photo:  thredbo
Thredbo, Australia today. photo: thredbo

It’s been a good week in the southern hemisphere.  Australian ski resorts picked up up to 30″ of snow, South American ski resorts got up to 30″ of snow as well, and New Zealand is in the middle of a storm that has already dropped about 10″ of snow.

Now, the only questions is:  who’s got the most snow in the southern hemisphere right now?

Portillo, Chile today. photo: portillo
Portillo, Chile today. photo: portillo
**Note:  list below shows all available snow reports via each ski resorts’ website’s upper mountains snowpack numbers on July 14th, 2016.  Many ski resorts in South America do not report snowpack/snowfall numbers.

10 DEEPEST SNOWPACKS IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE:

#1.  Portillo, Chile = 190cm (74.8″)

#2.  Valle Nevado, Chile = 189cm (74.4″)

#3.  Las Lenas, Argentina = 130cm (51″)

Las Lenas, Argentina today. photo: ernesto valera
Las Lenas, Argentina today. photo: ernesto valera

#4. Perisher, Australia = 122cm (48″)

#5.  Treble Cone, New Zealand = 120cm (47″)

#6.  Hotham, Australia = 105cm (41″)

Hotham yesterday. image: hotham
Hotham yesterday. image: hotham

#7.  Falls Creek, Australia = 90cm (35″)

#8.  Mt. Buller, Australia = 81cms (32″)

#9.  Thredbo, Australia = 77.7cms (30.5″)

#9.  Charlotte Pass, Australia = 77.7 (30.5″)

Falls Creek, Australia today. photo: Matt Hull Photography
Falls Creek, Australia today. photo: Matt Hull Photography

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2 thoughts on “Top 10 Deepest Snowpacks in the Southern Hemisphere:

  1. It does not speak well when 6 of the top 10 snowpacks are in Australia, and only Portillo and Valle Nevado have secure snowpacks of 5+ feet.

    I’m sure Treble Cone’s 120cm is measured high up. NZ base depths in general are in the 50cm range. The club fields which don’t have snowmaking aren’t open yet during the same time frame I skied Mt. Olympus and Broken River in 2010.

    There’s time for improvement but if this were January 15 in North America we would be very disappointed.

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