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Craigieburn Valley

NZAC members eligible for Affiliated rate on one-day pass (price $65)

(Normal day pass price is $75)

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, un-crowded 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 Craigieburn is your holy grail.



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 though these are generally only required by 2 wheel drives.


Infoline/Bookings: +64 3 318 8711 (during ski season only) Email: [email protected]

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