Broken River is a New Zealand ski field and snowboard destination unique in the world and shouldn't be missed and is located approximately 1.5 hours from Christchurch. The terrain is a series of rolling bowls with awesome runs to challenge all levels of snowboarders and skiers beginner to expert. The highest point is 1820 meters and the total vertical is 420 meters, grooming is carried out on the learner and intermediate slopes, while the more experienced have lots of off piste to choose from.
Broken River is administered by the Broken River Ski Club. It offers an alternative to skiers and snowboarders who are looking to experience back to basics fun in the snow. Everyone is welcome at Broken River, although some previous experience in the snow is an advantage. From the ski area car park, there is a 15-20 minute walk to the accommodation lodges.
A lift is available to take all your gear while you walk the pleasantly graded track through the native forest. The base of the lift facilities is located within a 5 minute walk of the lodges and don’t forget to take your ski/board gear and lunch.