BR, as it’s known to the locals, has a friendly atmosphere, social & sunny day lodge and great terrain. Add to that the quirky access via an alpine railway and you’ve got something quite unique. The day lodge is a great place to relax and watch the action. There is some beginner terrain and plenty of variety for intermediate to advanced skiers and snowboarders.
Broken River is in the heart of the Southern Alps approximately 1.5 hours drive from Christchurch. One of the Selwyn Six, Sensational Selwyn’s nature playground stretches from the Pacific Ocean, across the Canterbury plains to the Main Divide of the Southern Alps. If traveling from Christchurch you'll pass through a number of towns with accommodation, dining out and transport options.