Temporarily Closed
Season Start/End: 6/21 - 10/ 6
Elevation
:
4986ft - 5971ft
Trails
:
5%| 45%| 50%| 0%
Lifts
:
5
Lift Tickets
:
from NZD0 to NZD75
Complete list of skipass prices

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16"

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Broken River Ski Area Trail Map
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Broken River Ski Area is a ski field maintained by the Broken River Ski Club located in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. Nestled in the Craigieburn Range and adjacent to Craigieburn Valley Ski Area; Broken River offers terrain for all levels of skiers and snowboarders. Broken River is known for its warm inviting atmosphere, great off-piste terrain, quality snow and a backcountry feel.  

Broken River is a 1.5 hour, 100km drive from Christchurch. The road is well maintained and two-wheel drive cars can access the base area. Check the snow report and be sure to carry chains in adverse conditions. RV’s and campervans are not recommended. Once arriving at the base area, hop on the Tyndall Tramway to access the ticket offices and accommodation lodges.

 

Broken River is home to two large bowls situated in an easterly layout that protects the resort from the wind and collects large stashes of powder. Check out Allan’s Basin via the Ridge Tow for an unrivalled New Zealand backcountry experience. 

The Broken River Ski Club was founded in 1951 after the 12 founding members constructed an access road through the forest into Broken River Basin. Within five years the ski club had built a day lodge and installed the first rope tow. Currently the club boasts a membership of over 400, many of whom are second and third generation members. 

Elevation

  • 5971ft
    Summit
  • 984ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 4986ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 5
  • 5
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    5%

  • Intermediate Runs

    45%

  • Advanced Runs

    50%

  • Expert Runs

    0%

  • Longest Run

    0 MILES

  • Skiable Terrain

    741 ac

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Important Dates

  • Projected Opening Ski Season: 06/21/2014
  • Days Open Last Year: 95
  • Projected Closing Ski Season: 10/06/2014
  • Projected Days Open: 100
  • Years Open: 62
  • Average Snowfall: 350"

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