Local BBQ masterchefs will gather on Saturday September 28th to test their culinary skills in our spring gastronomic event - the Broken River BBQ Bake Off.
We have great conditions now with some excellent powder and spring corn snow. The dust and snow have settled after a few exciting days last week. The mother-of-all norwesters blew in last Tuesday and there were some anxious hours up at Broken River while the heavens opened and the streams rose. The snow pack was survived (phew!) and then two top-ups (around 17 cm) brought fresh powder. Incredibly, the coverage looks better than it did before all the rain.
New skis from Black Diamond & a Smokin Snowboard from BWM up for grabs plus heaps of wicked prizes from Quiksilver, Roxy and Skullcandy! Party into the night at the Waning Moon Party.
We have an exciting range of events and activities lined up for the Broken River Telemark Week which runs 11-18th August.
Our annual Ski Rogaine on August 10th is a fun event for all skiers who like a challenge.
We're offering a range of exciting ski, telemark and snowboard programmes for children, youths and adults of all levels and abilities.
We've had more than 30 cms of powder in the last 5 days and conditions could not get much better than this! 10cms on late Saturday 6th July made for creamy powder conditions on Sunday 7th July. It was definitely a "you should have been there" day and we've had a few more of those since with a couple more falls of fresh powder. Smiles all around. What a great start to the season.
Fantastic conditions with fresh powder snow and bluebird weather made for a stunning start to the 2013 winter season. Around 280 people came up on opening day, Saturday June 29th to make the most of the untracked light powder snow. Conditions were also excellent on Sunday with packed powder runs down the Main Tow.
Conditions are fantastic and to celebrate this we're offering a 40% discount on all our accommodation until July 5th. Check out the details below.
Last weeks storm has given us excellent coverage for the start of the season and we're all geared up to open on Saturday 29th.
We've had 70 cms of new snow since the storm hit yesterday and it is still dumping! The forecasts suggest that it'll be snowing through until Saturday.
On 10th June 2013 we celebrated 60 years since the first tow - the Rugby Tow - ran at Broken River. The story behind getting the tow to the field is a classic "can do" story, typical of what went on in the early years of Broken River Ski Club.
The systems are turning up - there's lots of activity, though it's anyone's guess as to what this week will bring. If conditions allow, we'd like to spin the tows this Saturday June 22nd, however, if the snow gods frown upon us, we will have to delay opening. We'll keep you posted through the week - watch this space! Looking forward to seeing you all up the hill once again!
For the month of April we are offering a 40% discount on our popular *Exclusive Exclusive 6 Night /7 Day Ski Week Package*.
It's been an amazingly warm, dry summer in the mountains and now temperatures are starting to cool as we slide towards winter.
Happy New Year and best wishes for 2013 - it's summer right now with long hot days, though we had snow down to tree line last week!
We'll be open for Labour Weekend, with 12 cm of fresh creamy snow to be skied and maybe some more on the way.
We'll still buzzing from Sunday October 14th - cold smoke hero snow it was - ALL day long (still plenty of fresh pow lines to be found at 5pm)! WHAT an epic day with 25cms of fresh, light and consistent snow. Definitely one of the best days (if not THE best day) of the season. Thanks everyone!
Update for Saturday 13th October - 11 cm fresh snow at the lodges at 3pm and still snowing so night skiing is on tonight!
NEWS FLASH at 9.30 am Tuesday October 9th 2012 - we've had 55 cm of fresh snow out of this storm and it's still dumping WAHOOY!
Saturday Oct 6th and it's snowing right now - we're opening for night skiing tonight at 6.30pm.
We’ve had some pretty rad female visitors to the hill, but we haven’t seen as many as we’d like, which is a shame, so because our female staff think that Broken River is not actually just for dudes, we’re offering some sweet packages for a girls weekend September 22nd and 23rd.
Local BBQ masterchiefs are busy behind the scene designing sumptuous delights for the great gastronomic event of the season - the Dux Brewing Company BBQ Bake Off - to be held on Saturday September 22nd 2012.
Our storm total snow since Saturday Sept 8th has been 77cm and the past 4 days have been the best days of the season. We've had fresh top-ups every day and winter conditions that dreams are made of.
Planning that mid-week ski escape and looking for a great deal - we’ve got you covered from September 10th with some epic September discounts on lift passes and accommodation right now.
The RiderX is back again tomorrow, Saturday 1st Sept - bigger and better than ever on what is forecast to be a fine, sunny day. The Mens & Womens Ski & Snowboard heats and finals will take place throughout the day. This awesome event is as much fun for the spectators as the competitors.
Gain confidence and skills on the slopes with our of lessons - these range from the Half Hour Of Power video analysis clinics through to private one-on-one hour lessons.
Coverage is excellent after around 40 cms of snow this week and we have great riding over the whole mountain.
Join us this coming Saturday for our inaugural "King Of The Hill" ski randonee - a ski touring race around Broken River. In this race you get to show off your fitness, speed and stamina, as well as your touring skills and your ability to keep everything together as you race your competitors downhill.
Conditions are looking great after two storms in the last 10 days dumped over 40 cms of snow. We've had some great riding amongst, between and after the storms. Fantastic!
Monday marks the beginning of Telemark Week when freeheelers from around NZ and across the Tasman gather at BR to touch up their technique, ski the slopes together and have a great social time - so do come join us!
Fancy a fun "treasure hunt" on skis - come join us for our annual Ski Rogaine event on Sunday 29th July.
We're offering 40% discounts on lift passes, accommodation and instruction right now from today Wednesday 25th until Friday 3rd August 2012.
The main Broken River Basin has good snow coverage with great skiing. The snow is smooth and firm on most aspects with sugary surface conditions on slopes near the Main Tow.
Phew...it's been a rough few days with bad weather but we have survived and looking to reopen Wednesday 18th July.
POSTPONED from July 14th.....until July 21st - so there is still time to dig out those gorgeous stretch ski pants, straight skis & be ready to rock for our Retro Day and Disco with night skiing, cocktails & funky gooves.
Blue skies and excellent snow conditions have made for a great start to the 2012 season. We have beautiful dry, sugary early winter snow. Perfect for getting into the groove early season.
We're offering awesome skiweek packages from $450 - a great opportunity to escape with your mates from the books and the Ivory Tower.
We are scheduled to open on Saturday June 30th and like you we can't wait! We hope you're fitting in some serious pre-season training to ensure the body and mind are in fine shape.
We've posted the lift and acommodation rates for 2012 so please read on.
Calm, warm and balmy conditions were the “icing on the cake” for the more than 100 Club members that gathered up at Palmer Lodge, in Broken River basin to celebrate 60 years since for the formation of Broken River Ski Club. Saturday February 18th 2012 turned out to be a perfect summers day for such a special occasion and a real bonus considering there has been so much bad weather this summer.
We'll be open for Labour Weekend, weather and snow conditions conditions permitting - so come on up for a final fling before we close for the 2011 season.
Yes we are still open - the snow is still good and there is plenty of it, so here is our updated October schedule.
A sumptuous array of BBQ dishes were cooked as part of the 2011 Dux Bewing Co BBQ Bake Off held at Broken River on Sunday 25th September.
We still have lots of snow - in fact we've had more falls in the last 10 days than we've had all season so we're planning to stay open until Labour weekend (23-25th October) weather/snow and patronage permitting.
We've slashed our catered accommodation prices by 50% so this is a great time to take a break and make the most of the excellent spring conditions on the mountain.
Planning is well-underway for the *2011 BWM Snow Rider X* but due to unforeseen circumstances this has been tentatively rescheduled for Sunday September 4th.
Stay on the mountain for a relaxing, stress-free holiday in the snow - no driving just a 10 minute walk to the ski tow. If you're after great value then check out our skiweek package.
After last weeks epic snowfall the skiing and boarding have been truly amazing.
WOW - we've had more than 80 cm of fresh snow in the last three of days - check out these pictures. Conditions are epic!
Great news - we've had 6 cm of new snow overnight and it's been snowing steadily all morning.
Dry packed powder, blue skies and sheltered weather made for ideal conditions for the inaugural *Broken River Telemark Week* held August 1-5th.
Next weekend (Aug 13-14th) we will host the CHILL Junior Big Mountain Freeride competition. This event is open to riders aged 10 to 16 years with divisions for girls, boys, skiers and snowboarders.
We have excellent conditions this week with packed powder over the whole mountain. Skiing on Sunny Peak in the middle of the day has been fun. The shady faces of Happy Valley and the Rugby Tow have lovely sugary snow.
"Telemark" and "avalanche training" are the focus of the events coming up - after two very successful family weeks. Much fun was hard by all on the family weeks both on the slopes and in the lodges. Read more about this here.
August 1-7 telemark skiers from around the South Island and across the Tasman will be gathering to "chew the fat" and touch up on their techniques - do come join us!
On Saturday 30th July we will host our annual Ski Rogaine event. This is a fun event that is like a treasure hunt on skis. Take part as a team, a family or on your own. It is a bit like orienteering on skis.
The snow conditions are excellent right now and we have great coverage over the whole mountain. We've had an amazing start to the season thanks to the 1.75 metres of snow that fell last week.
Today marks 60 years since the first skiing in Broken River Basin by founding Broken River Ski Club members.
After more than 1.75 metres of snow in the last week the skies have finally cleared. What a start to the 2011 winter season. Incredible.
What an EPIC start to the season! 1.5 metres (yes metres) of new snow in the last 6 days. The snow gods have been kind to us. We will be opening this coming Saturday July 16th, weather permitting. So come on up!
Yesterdays strong storm brought us 30 cm of new snow. Awesome - so we're one major step closer to opening.
FANTASTIC news! It's currently snowing. We've had between 15 and 20 cm of snow today and there is more to come. Thanks everyone for your snow dancing - please keep it up! We'll update the website with details of our opening date once we have assessed conditions up on the field. Not to sound greedy, but here's hoping for lots more snow.
We are postponing our opening weekend. Tuesday's snow fall was good but not quite enough. We will update this website with more details on our rescheduled opening day soon. In the meantime let's hope the Snow Gods are kind to us.
Improve your backcountry skiing, travel and avalanche skills by enrolling in one of our NZ Mountain Safety Council (MSC) avalanche courses. We are offering two courses that will run several times through the season. This is also a great chance to brush up on your backcountry skiing skills. The better you ski, the more fun you will have in that untracked powder! A one-day off-piste ski clinic is offered as part of the Two Day Avalanche Awareness Course and can also be taken in conjunction with the Four Day Backcountry Avalanche Course.
Our thoughts go out to all our Christchurch friends and Broken River members who were affected by yesterdays Christchurch earthquake. We hope you and your families are safe and well, and have not suffered too much more damage. What a tumultuous time we live in. Here's hoping for calmer times ahead.
The summer work parties have been in full swing over the last few months and the main focus has been on improving the area outside the Ticket Office. A team of members have spent many weekends working away completing this project.
We are scheduled to open on Saturday July 2nd. Like you we can't wait!!Time now to get into some serious pre-season training to ensure the body is in fine shape. We recommend a good powder ski or boarding video (or 2) to get the mind in shape!