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Craigieburn Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Craigieburn at 1672 m altitude issued: 12 pm10 Dec 2016 (local time)  
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Craigieburn Snow Forecast


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Days 0-3 Craigieburn Weather Summary:

Mild with light rain (total 8.0mm) on Sat morning Becoming colder with a light covering of snow, mostly falling on Mon morning. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 7°C on Sat morning, min -1°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the NW on Sat morning, calm by Mon night).

Days 4-6 Craigieburn Weather Summary:

Heavy rain (total 20.0mm), heaviest during Wed morning. Later becoming colder with a dusting of snow on Thu night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 9°C on Wed night, min 0°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (light winds from the WNW on Tue morning, severe gales from the WNW by Thu morning).
Saturday 10Sunday 11Monday 12Tuesday 13Wednesday 14Thursday 15
light rain
rain showers
partly cloudy
snow showers
light rain
snow showers
moderate snow
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
light rain
light snow
moderate rain
light rain
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
snow showers
Wind (km/h)
50 NW50
40 NW40
15 NW15
5 NW5
10 WNW10
25 WNW25
15 SSE15
10 SSW10
5 W5
15 WNW15
25 W25
30 NW30
25 WNW25
30 WNW30
55 NW55
75 WNW75
75 WNW75
60 WNW60
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Snow map
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Snow cm
Rain mm
Max °C
Min °C
Freezing level (m)330023501800170021002000145017501600195021002400275033503500335026001750
Craigieburn freezing level scale
snowy slopeCraigieburn freezing level

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

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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