Broken River Membership

Welcome To Our World

Broken River is one of NZ's unique "Club" fields, run and maintained by Broken River Ski Club members. We're open to the public. You don't need to be a member to be ski here, so don't be shy, we'd love to see you on our slopes. We are extremely proud of our Club, it's heritage and what our mountain offers. Our strong, close-knit community is as important as the great terrain and riding. So, if you are after something special and a little different then you've come to the right place!

Broken River Epic Skiing New Zealand

Epic Skiing & Riding

Described as a "hidden gem" by powderhounds.com, Broken River Ski Area (or "BR" as the locals call it), boasts some of New Zealand's best off-piste, soft-snow skiing and snowboarding. We offer fantastic terrain for all levels of skiers and boarders, on-mountain accommodation, uncrowded powder basins and chutes - and, the best part, a friendly and inviting atmosphere. Add in the unusual access to the mountain via an alpine rail up through picturesque beech forest and you know you're in for a special experience.

About Broken River Ski Area


  • Tranquil, backcountry Allan’s Basin. 100% off-piste and natural. Solitude - no ski tow - just you and long powder runs.
  • Massive sundeck at Palmer Lodge on the field.
  • Boutique, craft-brewed beer and cider on tap at Palmer Lodge.
  • Kitchen facilities and BBQ for everyone to use at Palmer Lodge.
  • On-mountain accommodation - 10 minutes walk from the slopes and those first tracks.
  • Affordable ski, telemark & snowboard instruction from internationally-qualified instructors.
  • The "slow" button on our Rugby/Acess Tow.
  • Mecca for telemark skiers.

powder skiing South Island New Zealand


  • Powder snow - and it's not uncommon to carve up fresh tracks 3 or 4 days after the last snow fall!
  • Sheltered, varied terrain that captures the snow and keeps bad weather at bay.
  • Our laid-back, social community atmosphere and friendly staff.
  • Long, reliable seasons and great skiing in low snow years.
  • Night skiing under lights and starry skies - or snowy ones!
  • Unique access to the field via our alpine rail, the Tyndall Tram.