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Encyclopedia > Craigieburn Valley
Craigieburn Valley Ski Area
Looking up the valley
Location: Canterbury NZ
Nearest city: Springfield
Top elevation: 1811 m[1]
Base elevation: 1308 m[1]
Skiable area: 400 hectare[1]
Runs: Backcountry
Lift system: 3 Rope tow[1]
Terrain parks: 0
Snowmaking: no
Night skiing: no
Web site: www.craigieburn.co.nz

Craigieburn Valley is a club skifield in the southern alps of New Zealand's South Island. Catering only to intermediate and advanced skiers, it features a vertical range of 1308—1811 m, 400 hectares of skiable area and 3 fast rope tows. The resort has several ski lodges but no gear hire. It is also the base for ski touring expeditions when conditions permit. It is immediately adjacent to the Broken River ski area, with which it shares a ski pass system. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixel Image in higher resolution (2032 × 1354 pixel, file size: 263 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Craigieburn Valley Metadata... Canterbury is a cathedral city in east Kent in South East England and is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Primate of All England, head of the Church of England and of the worldwide Anglican Communion. ... Springfield is a small town in the province of Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand. ... A chairlift A chairlift is a type of aerial lift, which consists of a constantly moving loop of steel cable strung between two end terminals and generally over intermediate towers. ... A ski tow, also called rope tow, is a mechanised system for pulling skiers uphill. ... A terrain park is an outdoor area that contains jumps and half-pipes that allow snowboarders and skiers to do tricks. ... Snow cannon at Mölltaler Gletscher, Austria A snow cannon is a device used to produce snow artificially. ... A trail lighted at night for night skiing Night skiing is the sport of skiing or snowboarding after sundown, offered at many ski resorts and mountains. ... In New Zealand, a club skifield is a small ski resort run by a ski club to provide affordable skiing to its members. ... The South Island The South Island is one of the two major islands of New Zealand, the other being the North Island. ... A ski tow, also called rope tow, is a mechanised system for pulling skiers uphill. ... Skinning up the mountain Ski touring, also referred to as ski mountaineering, ski randonnée, and alpine touring (or AT), is a form of backcountry skiing (off-piste skiing) involving trekking from place to place in the wilderness, that has parallels with hiking, backpacking and Alpine climbing or mountaineering. ... Broken River is a club skifield in South Island, New Zealand. ...

The new day lodge at the Ski field
The new day lodge at the Ski field

Craigieburn has two accommodation lodges, the main Koroheke and the budget Mahtui. Through the winter there is a ski week system, where people come and stay for a Sunday to Saturday week. Duties are shared between staff and guests, while there is a cook and a manager, cleaning is normally done by guests. This is the nature of most club fields in New Zealand and promotes a good atmosphere at the lodge. There is also a bar in Koroheke lodge, the normal meeting place after a day on the field.[2] The only services available during the day are at day lodge, about half-way up the mountain. There are limited food options but it is warm and with a great view of the field. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1876x1251, 424 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Craigieburn Valley Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1876x1251, 424 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Craigieburn Valley Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to...


Craigieburn is internationally famous for it's steep terrain, 55% rated as advanced. There is no grooming and the hiking options are excellent, including Middle Basin, a 600m open bowl back to the access road, commonly compared to heli-skiing.[1] Heliskiing is off-trail, downhill skiing that is reached by a helicopter, not a ski lift. ...


References

  1. ^ a b c d e Craigieburn Valley Ski Area General Info, Accessed 21/1/7
  2. ^ Craigieburn Valley Ski Area Accommodation, Accessed 21/1/7

 
 

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