Our annual pre-season drinks – a chance to catch up with winter friends and brag about the waist deep pow you had in the Northern Hemisphere this year. An opportunity to bring friends along to see how much more personable and friendly club skiing is than the commercial fields. Maybe you’re thinking about joining and don’t know a soul…. perfect – you’ve just found a group who share your favourite subject and will talk you to death ’til late in the evening.
Come and join us for a swig or three at CBD bar
When: Wednesday 12th June 7pm
Where: CBD Bar, 208 Madras St Christchurch.
Craigieburn is once again hosting the first two days of the Chill K2 Big Mountain Competition. The largest event in the CHILL calendar, the competition attracts the best big mountain skiers and snowboarders from New Zealand and a strong field of international competitors vying for FWT qualifier points and their share of the $4000 cash prize pool.
This year’s event will be held Wednesday 24 August – Sunday 28 August (four days of competition and one weather day). Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th will be held at Craigieburn, and Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th at Mt Olympus.
Early registration payable to CHILL before 15 August ($100), late registration ($135). Note: Entry fee does not include access to mountain facilities and a valid lift ticket is required for each day of competition.
To register please click the image below which will take you to the Chill registration page. CHILL will contact you for payment and to confirm your registration.
Come on up for a girls weekend getaway in the mountains at Craigieburn! This weekend is focussed on providing you with specific skills and tips for making the most out of the off piste conditions, enhancing your enjoyment of skiing, and having a great time with a bunch of like-minded people.
Saturday – 10am at the daylodge
A day to fine tune your technique
- Personal improvement clinic with your own goals as the focus. Learn to cruise gracefully or charge like the boys!
- Includes video analysis.
- End of day Apres wine and cheese in the Koroheke bar.
Sunday – 10am at the daylodge
Skiing the ‘Big Mountain.
- Tactics to deal with different off piste conditions.
- Skiing the steeps! (Optional)
- Intro to avalanche safety. How to use tranciever, probe, shovel. Safe ways to travel in the backcountry.
$125 for the clinic ($65) per day. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservation. Usual lift ticket and accommodation rates apply.
Title: Club Snow Safety Weekend
Cost: Ordinary members $50; Privilege members $30
Many of you wear an avalanche transceiver when you ski and ride in the valley but:
Are you really confident that you can effectively search for a buried mate? Do you know the latest search techniques for single and multiple burials? Can you confidently find two buried transceivers in under 4 minutes? Do you know how to be part of, or supervise a probe line? What do you know about the Craigieburn Valley Ski Area Avalanche Rescue Plan? How old is your transceiver? They loose effectiveness with age.
These questions and many more will be answered if you turn up for the Avalanche Rescue Exercise on the 4th of July.
Wearing an avalanche beacon and carrying a shovel and probe does not necessarily make you safe. It is essential that you have the knowledge of how to use the gear. You also
need to regularly practise avalanche rescue techniques to ensure that if the worst happens you are able to be an effective part of an avalanche rescue effort.
Craigieburn is just about all avalanche terrain, all the more reason for you to improve your avalanche safety skills. It would be fantastic if we could have a high turnout of members to make the most of the weekend.
You don’t need to own an avalanche transceiver to participate. But if you do please bring it along (please make sure you have installed new batteries for the 2009 season) with your probe and shovel if you have them.
Program (Weather and avalanche conditions dependent)
Saturday 4th July
10.00am – The avalanche rescue plan and avalanche rescue techniques.
12 noon – lunch
12:30pm – up the hill for transceiver and probe searching practise
2:30pm – avalanche rescue scenario
5.00pm – debrief + MSC Avalanche Safety Video
Sunday 5th July
More transceiver searching practise. (you can never do enough of it!)
Back up day for avalanche rescue scenario if weather no good on Sat 4th.
If time allows we will run a basic session on safe travel techniques in avalanche terrain and general avalanche safety.
Everyone wishing to attend MUST email Nick email@example.com or leave a message 03 018 8711 by Wedensday evening.