Ohau, NZ Conditions Report: Fresh Lines All Day

Marian Krogh | | Conditions ReportConditions Report
View from the summit down towards lake Ohau - great view and great snow.
View from the summit down towards lake Ohau – great view and great snow.

Ohau, NZ: Mixed Conditions, No Crowds, Fresh Lines All Day

Ohau I love to ski!  Ohau, New Zealand is a skiers/snowboarders paradise that most of the world hasn’t found yet. Ohau has been hit by several storms this season depositing lots of snow but unfortunately high winds have followed most of those storms and re-deposited that snow elsewhere. The snow that is around is fresh for days but watch out for lots of hidden sharks just under the surface in more exposed areas.

Skiers right of the double chair - currently skiing the best on the mountain.
Skiers right of the double chair – currently skiing the best on the mountain. Ohau, NZ

The summit currently has the best snow on the mountain with smooth consistent powder, it’s well worth the short hike. Skiers right of the double chair has some great hidden pockets for those looking to explore. Skiers left is less consistent with some frozen avi debris getting in the way of some turns. Ohau never seems busy and chances are you’ll have all the good snow to yourself.

Photo: The hike up the summit - still plenty of fresh snow at 3pm.
Photo: The hike up the summit – still plenty of fresh snow at 3pm.

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