Ski Accommodation Canterbury

General Information

Minors (15 years and under) must be accompanied by an adult unless special provisions are made.

Prices are subject to change without notice. Payments made by Visa, Mastercard & debit cards incur a 2.5% surcharge.

Before you book your package please read our terms and conditions. Visit our accommodation page to decide which style of accommodation best suits you.

Questions about what to bring? Check out our frequently asked questions.

Transport is available from Christchurch to Broken River. Find out details here.

Broken River Sleep Ski


What should I bring?

  • Slippers/footwear for the lodge
  • Personal toiletries
  • Head Torch
  • Sleeping bag, pillow case & towel (or hire linen when you book)
  • Lunch supplies: BBQ and kitchen facilities (oven, microwave, toasted sandwich machines) are available for use at Palmer Lodge on the field. Drinks, pies, pizza & snacks can be purchased at Palmer Lodge canteen.
  • Your favourite apres ski tipple. We do not sell alcohol down at our accommodation. Beer, cider and wine are available at the Palmer Lodge. 

We highly recommend protecting your gloves on the roped tows with glove protectors. These can be purchased at Palmer Lodge or the Ticket Office.

What if I need a break from the snow?

Curl up in the lodge with a good book or take a walk on one of the many two-hour forest walks down in the Broken River valley.

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Accommodation cancellation & refund policy

Refunds on cancellation of booked and confirmed accommodation and accommodation/lift packages are as follows:

1. When an accommodation or accommodation/ski package is cancelled by the Broken River Ski Club (BRSC), a full refund will be given.
2. When an accommodation or accommodation/ski package is cancelled by guests an administration fee and cancellation fees will be applied as set out in this Policy below.
3. Any refund payable will be paid by the BRSC Treasurer and may not be paid by the ski area or by ski area staff.
4. An administration fee of $50 (or the amount of the applicable refund if less than $50) will be deducted from the amount of any refund payable.
5. Cancellation fees & refunds upon cancellation of a booking apply as follows:

  • Cancellation 28 days or more prior to the commencement date of booking: 90% refund less administration fee. 
  • Cancellation between 27 days and 11 days prior to commencement date of booking: 50% refund less administration fee. 
  • Cancellation within 10 days of commencement date of booking, or during the period of the booking: no refund will be given.

These conditions apply to all bookings, for BRSC members and non-members.
The BRSC Committee reserves the right to reduce or waive cancellation fees in exceptional circumstances in its discretion.


If you have a special request or need further information please email us at - we’ll be happy to answer your questions. Visit our accommodation page for full details of Catered and Self-Catered options.