Playground for the adventurous
If you can't resist the call of fresh powder, fantastic terrain & scenery, uncrowded slopes, and a unique slice of Kiwiana then Broken River is the place for you!
Located in Craigieburn Forest Park 110 kms west of Christchurch, in the heart of New Zealand's Southern Alps, Broken River caters for the off-piste outdoors adventurist who wants something a little different and more than just the skiing.
Described as "poor man's heli-skiing" Broken River features backcountry, off-piste terrain within the ski boundary. Explore wide open slopes, rolling bowls, and steep chutes with exhilarating runs to challenge beginner to experts. Experience the tranquil, backcountry atmosphere of Allan's Basin and the joy of untracked terrain and long powder runs. A short hike will provide greater rewards!
Broken River is one of NZ's boutique "Club" fields, run and maintained by 350 Club members, who warmly invite you to come and enjoy the place they are so passionate about.
Experience the "community" atmosphere at Palmer Day Lodge. Bask in the sun on the deck and admire your mornings handy work. Cook your lunch on the BBQ or use the communal kitchen and lounge facilities. Plenty of time and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere - there is always untracked to be found.
For the complete experience, stay a while and get to know the locals, including the cheeky Kea, the world's only alpine parrot. Three levels of on-mountain accommodation provide something to suit everyone's budget.
They are always open and are famous for long, reliable seasons. The spring skiing is excellent and is generally complemented by a convivial social scene around the BBQ at Palmer Lodge.
Broken River brings you the best of Club skiing - uncrowded slopes, great atmosphere with other outdoorsey fanatics and excellent terrain. They look forward to seeing you!