Broken River Ski Area, located in the Southern Alps of New Zealand, 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. Be part of this unique experience. Come to “BR” and enjoy New Zealand club skiing at its best.
Best known for:
Powder skiing in fresh snow 3 or 4 days after the last snow fall!
Sheltered terrain that captures the snow and keeps the bad weather at bay.
Our laid-back, social community atmosphere.
Long, reliable seasons and great skiing in low snow years.
Unique access to the field via the alpine rail, the Tyndall Tram.
Broken River is only 90 minutes and 100 kms west of Christchurch, located in Craigieburn Forest Park, in the Craigieburn Range, in the heart of the South Island's Southern Alps.
The drive is straight forward. From Christchurch drive west on State Highway 73 through Darfield, over Porters Pass. The sign-posted turnoff to Broken River's access road is the second gravel road on the left 7.5 km beyond Castle Hill village. The Tyndall Tram will transport you from the car park to the ticket office between 8:30-11:30am and 3:30-5:30pm.
9am to 4pm