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Craigieburn Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Craigieburn at 1672 m altitude issued: 6 pm21 Oct 2016 (local time)  
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Craigieburn Snow Forecast


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Days 0-3 Craigieburn Weather Summary:

Some drizzle, heaviest during Mon morning. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 7°C on Sun morning, min -3°C on Fri afternoon). Winds increasing (calm on Fri night, fresh winds from the NNW by Mon morning).

Days 4-6 Craigieburn Weather Summary:

Mild with heavy rain (total 25.0mm), heaviest during Tue afternoon. Becoming colder with a moderate fall of snow heaviest on Tue night. Temperatures will be slightly above freezing (max 4°C on Wed afternoon, min 1°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the NNW on Mon afternoon, calm by Tue night).
FriSaturday 22Sunday 23Monday 24Tuesday 25Wednesday 26Thu
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
rain showers
light rain
light snow
snow showers
moderate rain
moderate snow
rain showers
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
Wind (km/h)
15 SSE15
10 SSE10
5 WNW5
5 NW5
5 NW5
15 NNW15
20 NNW20
25 NNW25
30 NNW30
40 NNW40
30 NNW30
25 NNW25
10 N10
10 SSW10
20 S20
0 SSE0
5 WNW5
15 NW15
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Snow map
T nz snow sum22.cc23
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T nz snow sum25.cc23
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Snow cm
Rain mm
Max °C
Min °C
Freezing level (m)125017002450275029502800275026002200215021001950210018502000220020502050
Craigieburn freezing level scale
snowy slopeCraigieburn freezing level

Other resorts in New Zealand are reporting: powder (0) / good piste (2)

The above table gives the weather forecast for Craigieburn at the specific elevation of 1672 m. Our sophisticated weather models allow us to provide snow forecasts for the top, middle and bottom ski stations of Craigieburn. To access the weather forecasts for the other elevations, use the tab navigation above the table. For a wider view of the weather, check out the Weather Map of New Zealand.

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Visitor Reviews of Craigieburn

Andrew Troup from New Zealand writes:

Craigieburn Valley, legendary among a surprisingly large minority of truly serious skiers and riders around the world, is the place where the staff from other local resorts come on their days off, where Northern Hemisphere extremists come in their offseason, and camera crews flock to shoot heroic lines. It's not always good, but when it is, there's nowhere better, short of iconic places like La Grave. When it's not good, it's usually still fun.
The trail map tells it all - most runs are advanced, with a significant number upgraded to 'tricky' (localtalk for triple black diamond) and the occasional 'suicidal'. And that's without going offpiste.
Although August is traditionally peak season, best snow and weather is often in September, and surprisingly often there is still lots in October.
Lifts are 'appropriate technology' (rudimentary, quickly reinstated after an avalanche). Facilities are comfortable, verging on opulent by local standards, but basic as resorts worldwide go, except the high altitude daylodge, truly one of the jewels of alpine location and architecture -- at least, of anywhere I've been.

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