Broken River


Broken River is one of NZ's unique "Club" fields, run and maintained by Broken River Ski Club members. We're open to the public. You don't need to be a member to be ski here, so don't be shy, we'd love to see you on our slopes. We are extremely proud of our Club, it's heritage and what our mountain offers. Our strong, close-knit community is as important as the great terrain and riding. So, if you are after something special and a little different then you've come to the right place! Described as a "hidden gem" by, Broken River Ski Area (or "BR" as the locals call it), boasts some of New Zealand's best off-piste, soft-snow skiing and snowboarding. We offer fantastic terrain for all levels of skiers and boarders, on-mountain accommodation, uncrowded powder basins and chutes - and, the best part, a friendly and inviting atmosphere. Add in the unusual access to the mountain via an alpine rail up through picturesque beech forest and you know you're in for a special experience.

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Where is Broken River located?

It is situated in the Craigieburn Range, adjacent to Craigieburn Valley Ski Area, about 90 minutes drive and  110 kilometers west of Christchurch in the Southern Alps of New Zealand’s South Island.

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