We have a strong reputation for being the most welcoming ski area in Canterbury. The people we attract are genuine, fun-loving, people-loving humans. No cliques, no pretense.

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Our Club has a unique culture and history. Our membership base spans many generations and represents people from all walks of life - our oldest member is knocking 90 and our youngest is two years young. We have many members in Australia and further afield. We're all passionate about our ski club - the place, the people and the snow. We warmly invite you to become part of this great club.

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Broken River Ski Club membership

A few of the benefits ...

  • Enjoy a sense of ownership of the club you belong to
  • A lot of good, real people that make really good friends - it’s a hugely social environment that’s great for kids too
  • Work for your skiing - your 6 day (3 weekend) contribution earns you a free season pass
  • Learn heaps of random skills during work parties
  • Grab a one-sie from the dress-up box and wear it to the evening event
  • Watch the sun set from the ridge, long after the tows have shut down
  • Romance! We’ve seen over 40 romances turn into marriages within the Club!
  • Ski/board better with quality, subsidised instruction
  • Regular newsletters and emails keep you up-to-date with Club news on and off the field

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What’s Your Craft?

Our members boast a wide range of specific skills. Did you know that the tramway from the carpark to the Ticket Office was designed and built entirely by our members? All the hand painted signs you see around the place have been lovingly painted by an artist we have on board. ‘The Slow Button’ on the Access Tow - designed and installed by one of the best electrical engineers in Christchurch - a member of BR.

What’s your craft? Whether it’s building, sewing, software or designing interiors, have fun with it in a low-pressure environment - we’d love to see it in action!


Please use this link to our online form to complete the registration process. For any queries, such as about the fees for your family, check first by contacting Trudi 


Admin Fees (paid on joining) for 2021

Adult (plus annual subscription fee below)  or Student $50
Special offer - use one work day credit for the admin fee
Children - no joining fee applies (annual subscription fee as below)

Annual Fees for 2021

Adult (plus joining fee above) $150 
Children and Youth ‘Junior’ (under 18*) $35
Student $100 (for fulltime study, ID required)

* age taken as at 1 January

Family - One or more adult/s with one or more children. Admin (join) fee per adult (above) plus 1st adult pays half of the Adult Annual Fee; 2nd adult pays full Adult Annual Fee; 1st & 2nd child pay the child rate; 3rd and subsequent children no fee applies.

Other Categories for 2021

Associate - members may elect to transfer from Adult to Associate (e.g. if they are travelling overseas). You stay on the mailing list but no discounts apply for lift/accommodation. $35 fee applies. You can revert to Adult membership at any time by notifying us and paying the full fee.

Veteran - 25 years of adult membership entitles you to a reduced annual subscription of $75.

Locker for boots or skis (waitlist for when one may come available, supply your own padlock, please check before making a payment) $40 each.

Season lift pass 2021 - for Members only 

Adult $399, Youth* (aged 11 to 17, as at 1 Jan) $199.
Children under 11 years ski for free.  

SPECIAL FREE Season Pass if you complete 6 approved Work Party Days & have your application form in by 31 May. Can't do 6 days? Then you'll be able to purchase with a mix of work party days & cash. Application forms are sent out with the April members' email newsletter.

Work PARTY Days

Discounts are available on season lift passes, daily lift rates, accommodation and ski packages for members who choose to complete Work Days during the summer. Each Day earns a credit equivalent to the member’s day lift pass, which can be traded towards accommodation or package deals.

Everyone can participate – whether you’re a skilled tradesperson, a DIY handyperson, or neither. There are plenty of jobs for all skill levels on the ski area in summer & at the workshop in Rangiora, as well as a range of year round jobs that can be done in the city or from home.

There’s huge satisfaction to be gained from helping out on projects that assist the ski club to operate smoothly. You also have a chance to meet other members and make new friends. Work party details are published over summer in the club newsletters and e-bulletins. Work Days can be done while you’re still considering membership or your application is pending. If you complete too many Work Days for your own use these can be used by others - special conditions apply.

Work party dates for this summer/autumn:

Work party dates are published in the new year and currently planned for 2021: Feb 6 to 8 over Waitangi Weekend, Feb 20 & 21, Mar 6 & 7,  Mar 20 & 21, April 2-5 over Easter, Apr 24-26 over Anzac, May 8 & 9, May 22 & 23, June 5-7 over Queens Birthday weekend. Members can look for info in the Club e-bulletins or Facebook page.  Prospective members can check in with the coordinator at: Book in at least 5-7 days prior to the weekend so jobs, gear and people can be assigned.

Summer is also a great time to be up at BR – lovely sunny weather and long, warm days. Members doing Work Days on the field bring all their own food with shared dinner and breakfast meals.

Summer activities in the mountains

The lodges are also available to hire out for groups to enjoy our spectacular alpine experience – such as work, school or uni groups, weddings or special family occasions.


Please use this link to our online form to complete the registration process. For any queries, such as about the fees for your family, check first by contacting Trudi