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Craigieburn

VALLEY SKI AREA | CANTERBURY | NEW ZEALAND

Craigieburn native forest in New Zealand

Grab yourself a slice of off-piste freedom.

In the heart of the Southern Alps, a beautiful 90 minute drive from Christchurch, lies the famous Craigieburn Valley (CV) Ski Field.

Offering up the finest steeps, chutes and powder bowl skiing you’ll ever find in New Zealand, Craigieburn is an alpine experience like no other.

Here, you’ll find the friendliest club atmosphere anywhere. When people who love skiing and riding get together, great things happen, and good people have been at the heart of Craigieburn since the club was established in 1954. Visitors are welcome all season – but we know you’ll want to stay!

Ready to ski the big on at Craigieburn Ski filed

Ready to come ski the big one?

With an epic range of terrain, quick tows, uncrowded runs and friendly club members on hand to help out, Craigieburn feels more like a fully serviced back country experience.
Yes, Let's ride!
It’s the people who make Craigieburn.
Craigieburn ski patrol team on top of the ridge line.

Is Craigieburn for me?

Here at Craigieburn, the ups are good, the downs are even better, and everyone is welcome. We recommend that first timers are confident skiing chairlift blue runs, and that you bring a little attitude to use as you learn the ins and outs of rope tows.  

Groomed only by Mother Nature, Craigieburn has some of New Zealand's most challenging patrolled terrain.

If you are an advanced or expert rider then skiing The Big One at Craigieburn is your holy grail!

Video of Craigieburn Valley Ski field called "when it snows"

Join the Craigieburn Club!

Hang out with people like you. Share yarns after a massive day on the slopes. Make it all tick so that everyone has a ridiculously amazing time this winter. We warmly welcome new members.

Members get 50% off lift tickets and accommodation.

As a Craigieburn Clubbie, you’ll help with pre-season preparation for the coming ski season. Work parties are just that – they are fantastic social events, a chance to meet other like-minded club members and a great excuse to spend a day in the mountains. The road, all the facilities on the field and around the huts have been built and maintained by club members' efforts.
The Thirsty Kea Bar at Craigieburn Loadge
Craigieburn Valley Ski field shop of merchandise to wear and use.

Craigieburn Shop

Love Craigieburn? Wear the gear.
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Come work with us!

Find out about the jobs available each season
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Come get a job or have a ski lesson at Craigieburn Valley with us.
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