Lake Alta

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Lake Alta
Lake Alta.JPG
In late April 2007, the snow is minimal. In winter it is frozen solid. the double cone peaks of The Remarkables are in the background.
Location The Remarkables, South Island
Coordinates 45°3′50.78″S 168°48′35.52″E / 45.0641056°S 168.8098667°E / -45.0641056; 168.8098667Coordinates: 45°3′50.78″S 168°48′35.52″E / 45.0641056°S 168.8098667°E / -45.0641056; 168.8098667
Type Cirque lake
Primary inflows snow melt
Basin countries New Zealand
Max. length 500 m (1,600 ft)
Max. width 250 m (820 ft)
Surface elevation 1,800 m (5,900 ft)

Lake Alta is a glacial lake[1] in The Remarkables near Queenstown in the South Island of New Zealand. It is approximately 500 metres by 250 metres in size and freezes over in the winter months. At this time it is used by skiers and snowboarders. It is used by divers who hold an annual ice dive there, as well as Antarctica New Zealand diver pre deployment training.