Craigieburn Snow Reports

Craigieburn Valley is the ultimate snow destination for intermediate and advanced snow enthusiasts. Steep narrow chutes, wide open powder bowls or just a place to take it easy in the awesome vista of the Craigieburn Range is what they can offer.

Craigieburn is 100% natural. Mother Nature provides the snow and grooming facilities. Three high capacity rope tows run up the NE side of the valley, giving a vertical rise of 500m and over 150 hectares of patrolled terrain.

The Craigieburn day pass allows you to ski Allan’s Basin and over to Broken River. A 20 minute stroll along the ridge drops you back at the top of Hamilton Col. From there a 500 vertical metre run down Hamilton Face to the bottom tow.

Middle Basin gives over 600 vertical metres of incredible off piste terrain. A quick trip through the beech forest will take you back to the ticket office or from Big Bend it’s a 20 minute walk back to the bottom tow. Whakamaru Day Lodge on Kea Ridge provides a place to stop and rest, where you can admire the breath-taking panoramic views of Middle Basin and Hamilton Face.

Koroheke and Matuhi Lodges are nestled amongst native beech forest at the base of the field and offer accommodation ranging from bunk and double rooms, to family rooms.

Craigieburn Tips:

  1. Craigieburn offers an après ski atmosphere with a bar on hand to make the most of happy hour or if you’re hungry, the chef can cooks an excellent 3-course feast
  2. If you are new to the rope tows, alert the staff who are on hand to help you get used to them

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