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Craigieburn Resort Guide

The Craigieburn resort guide summary is: Craigieburn has 3 lifts within its 242 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for intermediate and advanced levels. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 500m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 25 trail at Craigieburn.


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Craigieburn Resort Guide

The Craigieburn resort guide summary is: Craigieburn has 3 lifts within its 242 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for intermediate and advanced levels. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 500m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 25 trail at Craigieburn.

Vertical:

Top: 1922m
Arrow
500m
Bot: 1422m

Best for:

Advanced level skier
Intermediate/
Advanced

Trails:

25
0%
55%
45%

Hectares of Ski:

242
Snowmaking: —

Craigieburn Lifts:

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Total lifts = 3
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Visiting Craigieburn

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Craigieburn.

  • Season opens
  • Season closes
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants | Bars
    1 | 1
  • Nearest Airport
    Christchurch
  • Nearest Train Station
  • Tourist Office Website
  • Tourist Office Phone
    +6433652514

Craigieburn Features

The terrain at Craigieburn includes:

  • Halfpipes
  • Terrain Parks
  • X-Country
  • Ski Hire

What's it like at Craigieburn resort?

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. Three high capacity rope tows service a vertical rise of 500m. Terrain at Craigieburn Valley is varied, exciting and challenging with the infamous 600m vertical descent of Middle basin, which is often compared to a heli skiing experience, accessible by a short traverse from the tow. Wide open powder bowls, steep narrow chutes and when you come off the hill at Craigieburn at the end of a big day, kick back in the bar at our cosy alpine lodge.


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Explore Craigieburn Location Map

Interactive Craigieburn trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.


When's the snowiest month to visit Craigieburn?

OctoberAverage: 3.2 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Craigieburn is week 2 of October. There are typically 3.2 snowy days during this week with 33cm of snowfall. Check out the Craigieburn Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Craigieburn

Overall: 3.2 Based on 7 votes and 3 reviews

  • Snowsure 3.4
  • Variety of pistes 4.9
  • Off-piste 5.0
  • Scenery 5.0
  • Apres-Ski 4.1
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Nick Jarman from New Zealand writes:

Hi Snow-Forecast team, you have a great site and we use it often.
As some more information, Craigieburn and Broken River ski areas are next door neighbours!! It's an easy ski over to Broken River from Hamilton Col at Craigieburn (5/10 minutes, depending on conditions) and a 1/2-1hour walk (once again, depending on conditions) back along the ridge line from Broken River to Craigieburn. So in essence, Craigieburn and Broken River are the closest resorts to each other!! In fact on a topo map our main lifts are 2km apart!!
Hope this is of some use.

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