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Snow Report

Conditions

Report issued: 21/09/2018 06:42:47

Field:

Closed

Road:

Closed

Lifts:

0 / 3

Conditions:

Closing time, every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end and what a way to close out 2018! The skiing conditions are fantastic on the upper mountain but the lower mountain is receding quickly. Get up here and enjoy your final Craigieburn Laps and Cassels beer on the day lodge deck!

Last snow:

2 cm on 04/09/2018

Snow Base:


Bottom: 10 cm


Top: 155 cm

Temperature:

6.0°C

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Field:

Closed

Sunny and warm with light winds. High of 7C.

Road:

Closed

Chains to be carried at all times

Conditions

Closing time, every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end and what a way to close out 2018! The skiing conditions are fantastic on the upper mountain but the lower mountain is receding quickly. Get up here and enjoy your final Craigieburn Laps and Cassels beer on the day lodge deck!

Lifts (0/3):

Bottom

Closed

Experienced users only.

Middle

Closed

Corn skiing.

Top

Closed

Corn skiing.

Last snow:

2 cm on 04/09/2018

Snow Base:

Base

10 cm

Top

155 cm

Temperature:

Current

6.0 ° C

Low

1.0 ° C

High

7.0 ° C

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Getting Here

Craigieburn is situated only 1.5 hrs (110km) from Christchurch on highway 73. The turnoff to the field is 9km after Castle Hill Village. The access road to the field is signposted "Craigieburn Valley Ski Area". Do not turn off early - you will end up at Broken River Ski Area - if you reach Flock Hill Station you have gone too far! The 6 kilometre road up to the Skifield winds gently up through picturesque beech forest and is accessible for all motor vehicles (except camper vans which can be parked at the base of the access road). It is essential that all vehicles carry chains at all times as the upper section of the road (above the creek) can often be treacherous.

For more information contact us.

Transport Options

Independent Operators

Various independent operators provide transport to Craigieburn:

Smylies
https://www.smylies.co.nz/Booking/Instance/Craigieburn
Email: stay@smylies.co.nz
Phone: +64 3 318 4740
Mobile: +64 27 471 8109
Black Diamond Safaris
http://www.blackdiamondsafaris.co.nz/
Email: info@blackdiamondsafaris.co.nz
Mobile: +64 27 4508 283

Public Transport

Public transport services to Craigieburn are available. Note that the following services stop at the bottom of the road (It is a long walk up the ski field road, but if you get there early someone will give you a ride):

Atomic Shuttles
http://www.atomictravel.co.nz/
Email: info@atomictravel.co.nz
Phone: +64 3 349 0697
West Coast Shuttle
http://www.westcoastshuttle.co.nz/
Email: travel@westcoastshuttle.co.nz
Phone: +64 3 768 0028

Rental car companies

There are also a few budget rental car agencies located near Christchurch Airport. Note: Be sure to request snow chains with your vehicle as they are often required for the access road and mountain passes.

Omega Car Rentals
https://www.omegarentalcars.com/car-rental-christchurch-airport/
Email: rent-car@omegarentals.com
Phone (NZ Free): 0800 52 52 10
Ace Rental Cars
https://www.acerentalcars.co.nz/
Email: christchurch@acerentals.co.nz
Phone (NZ Free): 0800 502 277
Phone (AUS Free): 1800 140 026
Phone: +64 3 360 3270