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Related Regions: New Zealand, Canterbury, Oceania, Southern Hemisphere

Elevation

  • 5971ft
    Summit
  • 984ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 4987ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 7
  • 7
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    5%

  • Intermediate Runs

    45%

  • Advanced Runs

    50%

  • Expert Runs

    0%

  • Runs

    25

  • Night Skiing

    74 ac

  • Longest Run

    0.2 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    741 ac

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Overview

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.

 

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing07/20/201910/06/2019
  • Days Open Last Year
    95
  • Projected Days Open
    100
  • Years Open
    67
  • Average Snowfall
    350"

More Info

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. 

Broken River Ski Area Reviews

anonymous
10th June 20195
One of the great NZ club ski hills. Great uncrowded off piste with a friendly vibe.Full review
Queensland Skier
3rd October 20085
This was the first club ski area I ever went to, its been a few years since i have been but i...Full review
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Latest News

New Zealand Prepares to Open With More Than a Meter of Snow

NZ has up to a meter of pre-season powder already; resort openings start Saturday.

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