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Is Craigieburn snowsure?

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. Select any week of the year to see the typical Ski Conditions, Snowfall Amount and Temperature based on nowcast weather data over the last 11 years.

Average monthly snow in Craigieburn

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
June16cm2.5 days
July18cm3.0 days
August18cm3.5 days
September15cm3.1 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Craigieburn during August (week 2):

The average snowfall forecast during week 2 of August for Craigieburn is 27 cm. There are typically 3.4 snowy days during this week. Craigieburn typical weather and snow conditions during the second week of August at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1672m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the normal freezing level (1455m) is very near the mid altitude of Craigieburn. Snowy weather is typical. On average, expect three or four days with snowfall per week in Craigieburn in the middle of August but a rainy day during this week happens about one year in two. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 27cm. Temperatures should usually hold a few degrees below freezing. Average maximum temperature at the mid altitude in Craigieburn during week two of August is -1.7°C while the average minimum temperature is just -3.0°C. On average, a couple of days per week will have some sunshine. Mostly light winds (average 18km/h) are unlikely to affect ski lifts but there is a 50% chance that the mean wind speed will exceed more than 30km/h one day. Sunny, calm and below freezing perfect weather days that follow fresh snowfall (bluebird powder days) happen on average one day during this week while fresh snow days that don't coincide with ideal conditions also happen on average one or two days during this week each year.

Snow History: Compare Resorts

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Snow Depths

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Craigieburn and (2007 – 2018).




Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Craigieburn and (2007 – 2018)


Bluebird Powder Day
(Fresh snow, mostly sunny, light wind)
Powder Day
(Fresh snow, limited sun, any wind)
Bluebird Day
(Average snow, mostly sunny, light wind)
Very windy days

The most cherished days on the mountain in Craigieburn are Bluebird Powder days when it is mostly sunny with light winds following very recent snowfall. Poorer weather conditions may prevail on Powder days when the visibility can be limited but the snow is significantly deep and fresh for keen powder-hounds. Bluebird days can suit many skiers that aren’t necessarily hunting powder but want to enjoy the snowy mountains in sunnier conditions and light winds.

Average Snowfall in

Graph showing the average precipitation (snow/rain) in Craigieburn and (2007 – 2018)


Snowfall amount
(bar chart)
Days with significant snowfall.
Days with significant rainfall.

The snowiest weeks of the year in Craigieburn are shown but also bear in mind the number of days that it typically snows each week if you want regular fresh tracks. The risk of a rainy day is shown but be sure to switch between elevations to see if lower lifts are rain affected or higher lifts remain snowy despite any rain further down the mountain.

Average Temperature in

Graph showing the average temperature and freezing level at Craigieburn and (2007 – 2018)


Average temperature
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
Dashed line

The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Craigieburn are shown. Check out the risk of freze-thaw conditions prevailing at different elevations for any given week. We also show the extremes of temperature (blue/red dots) that reveal the chance of unusually warm or cold conditions.