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Craigieburn Ski Resort

Craigieburn Resort Guide

Craigieburn, New Zealand

Craigieburn Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers.
Highest Lift1,811m5,942ft
Resort Height1,308m4,291ft
 Nearest AirportsChristchurch and Hokitika
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Craigieburn at a glance

Craigieburn Valley Ski Area, located in the heart of New Zealand's Southern Alps, has achieved cult status amongst NZ's hottest skiers. Steep deep and cheap it features wide open powder bowls, steep narrow chutes and when you come off the hill at the end of a big day you can kick back in the bar at our cosy alpine lodge. Craigieburn is situated 1.5 hrs (110km) from Christchurch on highway 73. The 6 kilometre road up to the Skifield winds gently up through picturesque beech forest and is accessible for all motor vehicles (except camper vans which can be parked at the base of the access road). The centre offers a common lift pass with nearby Broken River which can be accessed on skis (10 minute walk required). The area provides exciting skiing and 'boarding and is not recommended for beginner skiers, beginner/intermediate snowboarders. Club members get preferential rates.

 When will it snow in Craigieburn?

The next notable snow forecast for Craigieburn is 9cm3in, expected on 25 August, with around 39cm15in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Craigieburn Facts, Stats and Ratings

Craigieburn Ski Area Height

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Craigieburn
Highest Lift1,811m5,942ft
Lowest Piste1,308m4,291ft
Resort Altitude (Craigieburn)1,308m4,291ft
Max Vertical503m1,650ft

Ski Area, Pistes and Lifts

Craigieburn Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Craigieburn
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
20
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 4 
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 1 
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
3
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Craigieburn Summary

The New Zealand Ski Resort of Craigieburn has direct access to 25 marked pistes, served by a total of 3 ski lifts.

Craigieburn - On the Mountain

Skiing in Craigieburn

Craigieburn offers good sking, particularly, for Expert skiers.

Snowboarding in Craigieburn

Not suitable for beginner boarders, great for everyone else.

When is Craigieburn open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates for Craigieburn.

NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Craigieburn.

Ski Lift Capacity

The three ski lifts of Craigieburn are able to uplift 2,400 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Where is Craigieburn?

Craigieburn is in Selwyn, Canterbury, New Zealand.

How can I get to Craigieburn?

 By Air

The nearest airports to Craigieburn are Christchurch and Hokitika, all within three hours drive.

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