One day is never enough! Stay a night or three so you can enjoy a relaxed evening with other enthusiasts, and be in the prime spot for first fresh tracks in the morning. Such a great way to save fuel, limit driving hassles & your carbon footprint AND get your winter fix!!  

Broken River offers mountain-style accommodation in three cosy, centrally-heated lodges nestled at tree line, just 10 minutes walk from the first ski tow. Great company, food and atmosphere are topped off with incredible views of the surrounding mountains and valley.

The lodges have shared bunk-style accommodation and bathroom facilities, modern kitchens, communal living areas and drying rooms. There is a ski tuning/waxing area to keep your gear in tip-top shape and a sauna to refresh those well-worked muscles.

Accommodation is available from late June to October (conditions permitting). Do book your accommodation early to avoid missing out.

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Broken River Catered Accommodation

Catered - all laid on for you

Relax after your fun day on the mountain while our chef prepares a tasty three course evening meal for you (vegan, vegetarian or other special dietary options available by arrangement). Breakfast includes both continental or heartier options. Bring your own lunch or purchase something from Palmer Lodge on the field. You will be required to help out with light duties in the lodge each day. 

Your accommodation will be in Lyndon Lodge or Broken River Lodge, with Lyndon Lodge filled first. Lyndon Lodge is our most modern lodge with smaller shared bunkrooms and a family bedroom. Broken River Lodge has stunning views of the surrounding mountains and Castle Hill Basin, and it's three minutes closer to the slopes. Book out the Lyndon Lodge family room for your use only by emailing

Lyndon Lodge is a licensed facility, meaning that BYO alcohol is not permitted. We have a range of beers, wine and RTD's available for purchase. Beer, cider and wine are available up at Palmer Lodge on the field.

BYO sleeping bag or hire bed linen.

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Self-Catered - if you're on a budget

Our Self-Catered option is a great choice if you're on a budget or like to do your own thing in a memorable setting. Your accommodation will be either Broken River Lodge or White Star Chalet. You'll enjoy the conviviality and traditional mountain atmosphere of White Star Chalet, our oldest and dearest hut, built back in 1953.

Make friends in the communal bunk/common room and experience traditional communal alpine living. It's "no-frills" to keep the costs down but central heating and hot showers will keep you in touch with the 21st century. Bring and cook your own food, but if you're wanting a break then dinner and breakfast can also be purchased. BYO sleeping bag & pillow case. You will be required to help out with a daily light duty around the lodge.


Broken River Stay Ski New Zealand


An exclusive 6 night/7 day (Sunday-Saturday) ski week package with discounted lift passes and accommodation. Choose from our two styles of accommodation - Catered and Self-Catered. The Catered Wicker Weeker includes dinner, bed and breakfast acommodation, lift passes and three group lessons.

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Broken River Accommodation


Come up to the mountain for three days of R & R with our discounted (up to 30%) midweek package. Your Mid Week Madness Catered Package includes one group lesson (available Monday to Wednesday), three lift tickets, two nights catered dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation and tow belt hire. If you're on a strict budget then check out our "fat-free" Mid Week Madness Self-Catered Package which includes three lift tickets, two nights accommodation (bed only - bring your own food), and tow belt hire. Mid Week Madness Packages are not available on Saturday nights or during the period from July 8th-21st. Packages must be paid in full prior to arrival.

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Just want to book a night or two?

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single and multiple nights

You don't need to book a package to stay with us. Join us for a night or two, or maybe the season! We offer both catered and self-catered accommodation. To find out prices and to book click here.