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Craigieburn Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Craigieburn at 1922 m altitude issued: 6 am23 Oct 2016 (local time)  
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Craigieburn Snow Forecast


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Days 0-3 Craigieburn Weather Summary:

Light rain (total 4.0mm) at first, then becoming colder with a dusting of snow on Tue night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 6°C on Sun afternoon, min 0°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the NNW on Mon night, light winds from the N by Tue afternoon).

Days 4-6 Craigieburn Weather Summary:

Mild at first with light rain (total 6.0mm) on Wed afternoon followed by colder weather and light fall of snow, heaviest on Fri night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 4°C on Fri morning, min -1°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.
Sunday 23Monday 24Tuesday 25Wednesday 26Thursday 27Friday 28
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
snow showers
light snow
snow showers
rain showers
snow showers
snow showers
light rain
snow showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
rain showers
heavy snow
Wind (km/h)
15 NNW15
20 NNW20
20 NNW20
35 N35
35 NNW35
40 NNW40
30 NW30
15 NNW15
15 SSE15
15 S15
5 W5
10 WNW10
10 WNW10
15 WNW15
10 WNW10
20 WNW20
30 WNW30
5 NW5
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Snow map
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Snow cm
Rain mm
Max °C
Min °C
Freezing level (m)280029502850235024002100205023002100200023002100200023002050240025501950
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 1922 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

Ajburn from Australia writes:

Please, if you cannot ski, if you cannot ride, if you hate powder, if you hate it steep & if you love 4+ star hotels - DO NOT COME TO THIS RESORT.

Craigieburn is, to put it in simple terms, bloody 'AMAZING'. Known to the locals as steep, deep and cheap it certaintly lives up to the reputation.

In 2002 I took 16 good buddies over there for the ski trip of our lives and to film a documentary. On the 2nd night it snowed 40cm's of superb light snow and we had the whole mountain (1,000's upon 1,000's or acres inbounds and easy access BC) to ourselves. Ok well maybe not entirely,we had to let the 8 staff members cut a few lines too!

The peaks of the southern alps are insane! The lines you can find gnarly. Chutes (some over 55 degrees), bowls, ridges, cornices...BIG MOUNTAIN. Infact 95% of the inbound terrain is located in an avalanche start zone, path or run out. Lot's of control? Bombs go off pretty much every morning after it pukes fluff.

Rustic? Yes. Accomodation is generally bunkroom style with communal bathrooms (private ensuite rooms are available but in limited supply)and a communal eating area. BUT, CV is the only NZ resort where you can walk to the ski lifts, and that takes about 4 minutes.

For around 60 bucks NZ you can get fed three huge meals a day, lift tickets, lessons and accom. Oh, and there is a kick ass cosy bar upstairs in the main lodge.

Last year was the completion of the panoramic day lodge located at 7000ft on a razor sharp ridgeline offering a superb place for lunch, views and kicking back on the terrace surrounded by stunning peaks with a beer. SENSATIONAL.

No doubt in my mind. The best resort in the world...a place made by riders, for riders.

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