If you are after a friendly atmosphere, with varied terrain & great soft snow conditions then Broken River is the place for you.
Described as a “Hidden Gem” by Powderhounds.com, Broken River offers something special & a little different for adventurous off-piste riders.
Start your day with a stunning 4-minute ride up through native forest on NZ’s only alpine funicular railway. Spend the day exploring the rolling bowls & chutes of Broken River & Allan’s Basin. Take the Ridge Tow to Allan’s Basin for great powder runs and backcountry atmosphere. Relax in the sun with the locals on Palmer Lodge deck & sample Broken River’s own craft-brewed beer. Stay in our cosy on-mountain lodges, 10 mins walk from the lifts, for fine food & company.
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Broken River Ski Area, Craigieburn, Highway 73, Christchurch - Canterbury, New Zealand,
Are there shuttles to the ski field?
There are a range of shuttles available.(opens in new window)
Can I purchase food at the ski area?
The day lodge provides lunch and snacks and has BBQ and kitchen facilities.
What type of lessons does the ski area provide?
Ski and snowboard lessons available for groups and individuals. Find out more(opens in new window)
Does the ski area have a terrain park?
The gentle terrain in front of Palmer lodge is an ideal, sunny playground for children with a learners tow. The Traverse Tow (100 metres away) provides slightly more challenging but gentle slopes and a place to practice using a tow clip.
Does the ski area offer any childcare or crèche services?