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Snow Report

Conditions

Report issued: 23/07/2018 06:35:24

Field:

Open

Road:

Open

Lifts:

3 / 3

Conditions:

Calm morning after the winds blew through. Its currently lightly snowing with a forecast for it to lightly continue throughout the day. Watch out for thin and icy spots.

Last snow:

7 cm on 22/07/2018

Snow Base:


Bottom: 22 cm


Top: 120 cm

Temperature:

-1.0°C

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Field:

Open

Variable snow conditions today after the winds of change did what they usually do. Look for pockets of packed powder.

Road:

Open

Chains to be fitted at the creek

Conditions

Calm morning after the winds blew through. Its currently lightly snowing with a forecast for it to lightly continue throughout the day. Watch out for thin and icy spots.

Lifts (3/3):

Bottom

Open

Access for access only. Thin in spots

Middle

Open

Top

Open

Last snow:

7 cm on 22/07/2018

Snow Base:

Base

22 cm

Top

120 cm

Temperature:

Current

-1.0 ° C

Low

-7.0 ° C

High

-3.0 ° 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