About Broken River

Broken River Ski Resort is another New Zealand club field that caters to those with an adventurous spirit – It’s a complete no frills “ski resort”. Broken River Ski Resort has a remote backcountry feel to it with great ski terrain, uncrowded slopes and good quality snow.

Broken River is also the ski field most likely to remain open in the Canterbury region, when others are not. The road is less inclined to be closed because it’s not prone to avalanches, and the ski area itself can remain open on windy days because the bowls are generally protected from the prevailing winds.



Snow Resort Stats


  • Elevation Top 1815m
  • Elevation Bottom1313m
  • Vertical Drop 420m
  • Skiable Terrain 150ha
  • Longest Run
  • Beginner 20%%
  • Intermediate 50%%
  • Advanced 30%%
  • Total Number of Trails


  • Total 5
  • Highest Lifted Point1815m
  • Gondolas & Trams 0
  • High Speed Sixes
  • High Speed
  • Quads 0
  • Quad Chairs 0
  • Triple Chairs 0
  • Double Chairs 0
  • Surface Lifts 5
  • Uphill Capacity 1200 people/hour

Snow Making

  • Snow Making 0
  • Total Number of Guns 0
  • Annual Average Snowfall 1m

Terrain Parks

  • Total 0
  • Name
  • Half Pipes 0
  • Half Pipe Size
  • Total Terrain Park Area Size