With varied terrain, cosy mountain lodges and even its own craft beer, this hidden gem of a field promises unique off-piste adventures. If ...
A warning to the uninitiated – you won't find any chairlifts, gondolas, grooming, snow-making, or fine dining at Craigieburn.
What it does offer is a friendly club atmosphere, an environmentally responsible approach to skiing and snowboarding, and ready access to some of the best off-piste skiing terrain in the world.
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If you are an advanced or expert rider then Craigieburn is your holy grail, with steep narrow chutes, wide-open powder bowls and uncrowded runs. Craigieburn also offers some of the most readily-accessible side-country for touring or hiking. You can traverse from Cragieburn to Broken River, although you will need to be equipped with a beacon, probe and shovel (and know how to use them) to get there. The field’s two lodges, Koroheke and Matuhi, are set amongst native beech forest at the base of the field and accommodation prices include bed, breakfast and dinner.
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