Top 1860m / Base 1540m


State Highway 73
Selwyn, New Zealand


9am–4pm, daily during winter

About Craigieburn

  Distance from Christchurch Airport: 106km, approximately 1.5 hours

Craigieburn is known for the epic range of terrain, quick tows, uncrowded runs and friendly club members.

The ski area straddles two distinct ridge lines and valleys. Whakamaru Day Lodge sits on a ridge overlooking Middle Basin and Hamilton Peak, providing possibly one of the finest views of any alpine building in New Zealand.

Getting there is straightforward with a 6km scenic drive after turning off from the highway that is usually suitable for a 2WD with chains.

The lodges Koroheke and Matuhi are nestled in the beech forest, the perfect setting to enjoy the famous Craigieburn hospitality.


Stay on the Mountain

Craigieburn has two lodges – Koroheke and Matuhi nestled away just below the tree line.

Relax right beside the slopes with spectacular views across the valley.

Facilities include a licenced bar and chef's kitchen, drying room, lounge area and sleeping facilities. Accommodation includes dinner and breakfast.

Craigieburn operates completely independent of the electricity grid, working hard to conserve electricity and minimise their carbon footprint. Power is generated by diesel, hydro and solar energy and heated by a boiler. 

Ski Week 5 night package

Ski Area Package

Staying for 5 nights or longer? Get a 20% discount on accommodation and skiing booked as a package.

All packages include:
- lift passes for the duration of your stay (one day skiing for each night of accommodation)
- accommodation
- breakfast and three-course dinners
- group ski lessons each day (weekdays only)

Lunches can be purchased from the day lodge on the field, or bring your own lunch snacks.

Cost for 5 nights / 5 days skiing:
Adult $956, Student $540, Youth (Under 18 years) $450, Child (Under 13 years) $275

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