Broken River Ski Area

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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Opening Hours

Business hours
    8am to 6pm
Months of operation
    Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
  • Proximity to airport:
    90 minutes from Christchurch Airport.
    Proximity to town:
    90 minutes from Christchurch.

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