Craigieburn Ski lodge covered in snow

Come stay with us

Sleep on the mountain ready for freshies in the morning

Craigieburn lodge

These cosy alpine lodges are nestled in New Zealand's scenic native bush. There are no hotels, day spas or shopping here, just good quality slope-side accommodation with a great social atmosphere. At the end of a long day in the pow, hearty lodge meals are dished up alongside plenty of banter.
Birds eye view of Craigieburn lodges in Canterbury New Zealand.
Our lodges can sleep 65 people in the warm 6-person bunkrooms or private twinshare rooms. A great atmosphere, the good company, and warming winter fare will ensure your stay at Craigieburn will be one to remember. Through this experience you are guaranteed to make some great friends and gain a real mountain experience. Bookings are recommended to avoid disappointment.

Wifi available in our lodge. Click to read T&C's.
Koroheke Lodge full with skiers

Sleep right next to the action

The accommodation is true ski-in-ski-out, which means you can roll out of bed at a reasonable hour, have breakfast and be making tracks within half an hour.

Whether hanging out for a week or just a couple of days, a highlight of any visit to Craigieburn Valley is staying in one of the cosy alpine lodges.

As part of the true Craigieburn experience, guests pitch in with minor duties to keep the place ticking. You’ll have one duty a day, perhaps breakfast or dinner prep, some dishes or a bit of vacuuming. Duties don’t interfere with skiing time and are a fun way to help staff and get to know other guests.

Craigieburn is unique in that it operates completely independent of the electricity grid. Power is generated by a diesel, hydro and solar energy, and heated by a boiler. We work hard to conserve electricity and minimise our carbon footprint.

The boiler room doubles as a large drying room, and you can be assured of stepping into warm, dry gear every morning. There is a baggage storage area at the entrance to the bunkrooms.

Our two lodges

Craigieburn has two lodges - Koroheke and Matuhi nestled away just below treeline. They offer a warm and friendly retreat right off the snow after a hard day on the hill. The facilities include a licenced bar, chefs kitchen, showers, toilets, drying room, lounge area, sleeping facilities and spectacular views across the valley.

  • Accommodation includes dinner and breakfast
  • There are no facilities to self cater
  • Lunches can be purchased from the day lodge on the field, or bring your own lunch snacks.
What to bring
  • A sleeping bag and pillow case (or linen is available for $20 per bed per night, minimum charge three nights $60 please book in advance if possible)
  • Toiletries and towel
  • Casual evening clothes, outdoor/indoor footwear
  • No need to bring beer or wine, extensive well priced bar on site.  If you BYO your alcohol can only be consumed in the dining room area, not in our bar and we ask you to take your empties home.
  • Easy bags for carrying up steps, backpack if possible.

The Daylodge offers breath-taking views of the whole mountain and has cooked lunches and snacks available during the day such as hamburgers, vege chilli, crisps and drinks, beer and wine. These are not included as part of the accommodation packages.

The bar also has snacks after 3pm. You might like to bring some snack food with you as it’s a long hike to the nearest store.

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Accommodation options

Koroheke bunkrooms

Koroheke sleeping quarters adjoin the main lodge, offering comfortable, affordable accommodation. Private rooms and bunkrooms are available with convenient internal access to the lodge facilities.  Choose from standard 6 bed shared rooms, or private rooms.

Bunk rooms at Craigieburn Ski Valley Lodge
Koroheke private rooms at Craigieburn ski lodge

Koroheke private rooms

Both private rooms are configured as a double and 2 bunk beds and charged as twinshare. Minimum 2 person occupancy price $270. If more people occupy the room, then persons 3 & 4 are charged at the private room rate appropriate to their age and membership level.

Matuhi private rooms

Matuhi Lodge is nestled 20 metres away from the main lodge offering a quiet retreat ideal for small groups or families as well as couples. It contains one double, two triple, two quadruple rooms and a toilet. Matuhi guests shower in the Koroheke bathrooms. 
Minimum 2 person occupancy price $270. If more people occupy the room, then persons 3 & 4 are charged at the private room rate appropriate to their age and membership level.

Matuhi private rooms at Craigieburn Valley Ski Field

The accommodation layout

Plan of the Craigieburn Lodges Koroheke & Matuhi. This plan shows our room and bed layout. We have 60 beds.
Plan of Koroheke lodge room and bed set up.
Plan of Matuhi odge room and bed set up.

Grab a deal

Staying for 5 nights or longer? Get a 20% discount on accommodation and skiing booked as a package.
All packages include:
- Tow passes for the duration of your stay (including the days you arrive and leave)
- Accommodation
- Breakfast and three-course dinners
- Ski lessons can be added on
Packages do not include:
- Lunch - purchase from the Day lodge on the hill
- Linen - either bring your own linen / sleeping bags or linen is available for $20 per bed per night.
Please also take some time to read the Terms and Conditions.
The Thirsty Kea Bar at Craigieburn Loadge
Mountain biking in the Craigieburn range in summertime. You can hire our lodge and make the most of mountain biking, hiking, swimming in rivers, or even a yoga retreat.

Summertime hire