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Broken River Resort Guide

The Broken River resort guide summary is: Broken River has 5 lifts within its 169 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for intermediate and advanced levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 420m of vertical range and surrounding area.


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Broken River Resort Guide

The Broken River resort guide summary is: Broken River has 5 lifts within its 169 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for intermediate and advanced levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 420m of vertical range and surrounding area.

Vertical:

Top: 1820m
Arrow
420m
Bot: 1400m

Best for:

Advanced level skier
Intermediate/
Advanced

Trails:

5%
50%
45%

Hectares of Ski:

169
Snowmaking: —

Broken River Lifts:

  • drag lift icon5
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Total lifts = 5
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Visiting Broken River

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Broken River.

  • Season opens
  • Season closes
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants | Bars
    — | —
  • Nearest Airport
    Christchurch
  • Nearest Train Station
    Christchurch
  • Tourist Office Website
  • Tourist Office Phone
    +6433838888

Broken River Features

The terrain at Broken River includes:

  • Halfpipes
  • Terrain Parks
    1
  • X-Country
  • Ski Hire

What's it like at Broken River resort?

Broken River is a club field with 3 alpine bowls of varied rolling terrain. 110km or 1.5 hrs from Christchurch with 4WD access for the last 6km through the forest. A goods lift carries your gear from the car park while you walk 30 minutes through native beech forest to the ski area. There is a canteen selling snacks and drinks. The terrain at Broken River consists of a large open basin serviced by 5 electrically driven rope tows. The highest point is 1820 meters and the total vertical is 420 meters with over 300 hectares of accessible terrain. Grooming is carried out on the learner/ intermediate slopes and easy access to the back basins is available for more experienced skiers. Other facilities available at Broken River include an expansive day lodge for all to enjoy the kitchen and dining facilities, ski and snowboard instruction from qualified instructors and qualified ski patrollers. Ski and snowboard hire is available at Broken River, bookings essential.


Explore Broken River Location Map

Interactive Broken River trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.


When's the snowiest month to visit Broken River?

OctoberAverage: 3.1 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Broken River is week 2 of October. There are typically 3.1 snowy days during this week with 31cm of snowfall. Check out the Broken River Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Broken River

Overall: 3.5 Based on 4 votes and 2 reviews

  • Snowsure 4.8
  • Variety of pistes 4.5
  • Off-piste 4.8
  • Scenery 5.0
  • Apres-Ski 3.0
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Joe from New Zealand writes:

There is now a lift which you ride from the carpark to lift ticket office so you don't have to walk as outlined in the last review.

"carpark there is a 30 minute walk up to the lodges and rope tows. There is a goods lift to carry your luggage and skis, so the forest walk is a pleasant one".

BR is awesome, come and enjoy it.

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