Visiting Broken River
Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Broken River.
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- Nearest Airport Christchurch
- Nearest Train Station Christchurch
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- Tourist Office Phone+6433838888
Broken River Features
The terrain at Broken River includes::
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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.
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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.
Broken River Live Weather
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What's the snow currently like in Broken River?
A summary of the current snow conditions in Broken River. View more information on the Broken River detailed snow report page.
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Visitor Reviews of Broken River
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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