Craigieburn Valley Ski Area
Located in the heart of New Zealand's Southern Alps, where the ups are good, and the downs are even better. Steep narrow chutes, wide open powder bowls, uncrowded runs or just a place to take it easy in the awesome vista of the Craigieburn Range. If you are an advanced or expert rider then skiing The Big One at Craigieburn is your holy grail!
Craigieburn Valley Ski Area is located on State Highway 73 between Springfield and Arthurs Pass. Situated on the north western end of the Craigieburn Range, the ski area encompases two large basins which recieve snowfall predominantly from easterly storm systems, as well as large westerly systems which make it over the main divide. Unique to the ski area is the large amount of intermediate to advanced terrain encompassing a number of aspects and elevations, so there is always plenty of skiing available in any conditions. The quality of terrain which is tow accessed or by a short traverse is equal to some of the best in the world.
Unlike most New Zealand skiing, Craigieburn Ski Area straddles two distinct ridge lines and valleys and is well known for its hidden gems usually only the locals can find.
While the terrain is more suited for the intermediate to advanced skier / boader, a competent beginner with a determined attitude will learn alot in a day at Craigieburn. 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 heliskiing experience) accessible by an easy traverse from the tow.
No groomed slopes
Main Lifts 4x Rope Tows
Top Elevation 1811m
Bottom Elevation 1310m
Access 2WD with chains when required
Day Lift Pass Rates
Under 18: $35
Under 13: Free
Mountain Phone: +64 3 318 8711
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