BROKEN RIVER EVENTS 2017

Check out our line-up of events for the season. Whether you're after a specialised ski weeks, fun social evenings, competitive events or instructional courses, we've got you covered.

2017 Events Calendar
Jul 1st White Star Kickoff The Season Party - Let's celebrate the 2017 season More Info

Join us to kick the season off in style, for a social evening in our oldest and dearest hut White Star Chalet.

Jul 9th July School Holidays Week 1 - Family Fun from July 9th to 15th. More Info

A great opportunity to spend quality time with your family on a memorable, fun ski holiday.

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Jul 15th Opening Weekend - Dust off the board(s) and join us for our first turns of 2017! More Info

Come join us for our opening weekend. We're ready to go and can't wait to see you all blasting down the slopes.

 

 

Jul 16th Snow Safety For Youth Course - This one-day course is for youth who ride at club fields and like challenging terrain. More Info

This one-day course is designed for youth who ride at club fields and like to venture into the more challenging terrain. We're keen to keep our youth safe on the slopes and give them the skills to understand the terrain they are riding in.

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Jul 16th July School Holidays Week 2 - Family Fun from July 16th-22nd. More Info

This is one of our most popular family ski weeks. It's very social and we usually have a dump or two of fresh powder!

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Jul 22nd Talent Show Kids - What's your talent? More Info

A chance for our kids to show us how amazing they are.

Jul 23rd Two-Day Avalanche Awareness Course - Learn the fundamentals about avalanches and how to ride in challenging backcountry conditions. More Info

Our 2 day/1 night course where you'l learn the "must-know" information about avalanches, rescues and travelling in avalanche terrain. Gain techniques that will enable you to ride with ease and efficiency in challenging backcountry conditions . 

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Jul 25th Off-Piste Clinic - Ideal training for backcountry touring More Info

This one-day clinic as part of our multi-day avalanche courses, but can be booked as a stand-alone course. You'll work on skills to gain confidence and technique to improve your off-piste riding so you can move with ease and efficiency in those often challenging backcountry conditions.

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Jul 25th Five Day Backcountry Avalanche Course - An in-depth course where you'll improve your backcountry riding & travel techniques and avalanche knowledge. More Info

Our in-depth course. You'll learn to ride with greater confidence and technique in the backcountry and spend four days on the slopes with an expert getting practical training on avalanches, including understanding characteristics of avalanches and how to identify them, safe travel and rescue techniques and understanding the snowpack.

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Jul 31st Advanced Alpine Off-Piste Course - Ideal training for backcountry touring. More Info

Take your alpine to the next level with our 3-day intensive alpine off-piste course. You'll improve your versatility to handle the unexpected, and learn to ski with ease and efficiency in challenging conditions and gain the confidence to ski even the gnarliest crud. By the end of the course you'll have a toolbox of techniques to amp up your fun in the backcountry powder and crud.

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Aug 5th Dicky's Tasting Night - Make sure you're here for this night! More Info

After last seasons hugely successful whisky tasting evening Master Brewer Mr Dicky Fife is back again this year with his Round The World Tour Of Vodka.

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Aug 6th Telemark Week - A specialised freeheeling week with telemark instruction More Info

Join our highly successful Telemark Week when freeheelers to get together, get in some great turns and touch up their technique. It's a fun way to spend a week with other telemarkers.

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Aug 9th Advanced Telemark Off-Piste Course - Ideal training for backcountry freeheeling More Info

Take your skiing to the next level with this intensive 3-day telemark course. Participants in past courses made all amazing progress with their skiing and agreed this was an excellent course! We focus on improving your off-piste skiing and learning techniques to improve your versatility to handle the unexpected, and learn to ski with ease and efficiency in challenging conditions. By the end of the course you'll have a toolbox of techniques to enjoy a wide range of backcountry conditions.

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Aug 12th Black Diamond Freeheel Fun Weekend - Our annual freeheel weekend. More Info

Our annual Freeheel Fun weekend draws in telemarkers from far and wide. It's a great chance to get together with other freeheeling fanatics and enjoy a mix of fun events, socialising and clinics.

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Aug 21st Entry & Intermediate Speedriding Week - Give your skiing the 3rd dimension! More Info

Give your skiing another dimension and learn to fly or improve your flying under the guidance of professionals. Broken River provides a snow secure and diverse training ground for an adventure of a lifetime. This camp is for beginners and intermediate flyers. You'll need a moderate level of fitness and skiing ability & be prepared to have fun!

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Aug 26th Club Champs Weekend - Our annual battle for the cups More Info

Club members battled it out on the course to see who will come home with the cups. We hold slalom, gian slalom races and a dual slalom if there is time.

Sep 3rd Old Timers Week - A social week for the seniors More Info

The most anticipated week of the year.

Sep 6th Two Day Avalanche Awareness Course - Improve your backcountry skills More Info

This introductory avalanche course will enable you to learn the basics about avalanches.

Sep 16th RiderX - Always a blast More Info

Pit your skills against our other competitors. It's  always a blast, with plenty of thrills for participants and spectators. We have some great prizes too.

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Sep 17th BR BBQ and Bake Cook Off - A battle to produce the finest culinary delight More Info

Our local BBQ chiefs will battle it out to see who can produce the finest culinary BBQ delight this year. If you have a flair for food or would just like to give it a go then join us at Palmer Lodge around 2pm.

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Sep 23rd Kids Weekend - Fun events and races for the kids More Info

The favourite weekend of the season for all the kids. It's very social with fun events, novelty races and a pot luck evening meal.

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Oct 1st October School Holiday Family Fun Week - A cruisy, spring week of family fun More Info

The long days of spring are an ideal time to bring the family up for a week in the snow.

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Opening Weekend

Dust off the board(s) and join us for our first turns of 2017! It's been more than six months since we felt the snow beneath our feet so we can't wait to back out on the slopes!

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Pit your skills against our other competitors in this fun event. We've built a fun course with jumps, berms and a pond skim at the finish. It's  always a blast, with plenty of  thrills. We have some great prizes from our sponsors - thanks Cactus Clothing, Cosmic Corner, Kaiser Brothers BreweyPeak to Plateau, Salomon, and Smiths Goggles! There'll be some spot prizes as well as the main prizes.

Categories: Guys and gals, ski and  snowboard, under 18.
Registration: Palmer Lodge from 9:30-10:30am. Entry fee $15.00

Start time: approximately 11:30am.

If you're not sure what's involved, then check out our video of the 2015 RiderX!
See you there!

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BBQ Cook Off - September 16th

Our local BBQ chiefs battle it out to see who can create the finest culinary BBQ delight this year. If you have a flair for food or would just like to give it a go then join us at Palmer Lodge around 2pm.

Two Cooking Sections

  • Country Fair Bake Off - whip up your best scones, pikelets, jam sponge ahead of time for this part of the event. (No bought products please.)
  • BBQ Cook Off - create your BBQ  culinary delight and wow our judges.

You have 15 minutes to create something sumptuous on the BBQ. Your  dish needs to be cooked on the BBQ (rather than heat up something you've conjured up at home), but you can bring prepared sauces or wraps (etc.) to go with your main BBQ dish. Your final culinary delight should be large enough to share a bite or two with our two judges. Every year our contestants come up with a new range of delights. We look forward to seeing what will be created this year.

Homebrew section

BBQs and brews go hand in hand. Bring a bottle of your best homebrew for our judges to taste. This might be your finest beer or elderberry wine.

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School Holiday Weeks

The July and September/October school holiday family weeks are very popular with members and our guests. These weeks provide a fun, memorable way to spend quality time with your family.  It is a very social time for young and not-so young with strong friendships formed on the slopes and in the lodges.

Lessons are an integral part of the week and a fun way to learn new skills and get to know fellow skiweekers. By the end of the week everyone's riding has improved greatly, thanks to lessons and time on the slopes. Ask any BR member about our family skiweeks and they will recount many a fond memory of snowy days, card games, snow games, delicious food and fun on the slopes.

The Catered Wicked Weeker is our best family deal. Parents can relax after skiing while our chef prepares tasty meals and the whole family benefits from the three lessons included in the package.

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Kids Weekend

Our special weekend for the kids. Everyone dresses up and has a great time at the fun events. The races are hotly contested and fun for the spectators too. Saturday we have a pot luck down in Broken River Lodge.

More details coming soon. We'll see you there!

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Dicky's Round The World Tour Of Vodka

Join Master Brewer Dicky Fife for his next "Round The World Tour". This time we're focusing on vodka. Dicky will be explaining how vodka originated. We will be trying 6 different vodkas from home and abroard and will be learning to drink it the way it was intended. It's a fun evening, with people grouped up in teams for blind tasting. Come dressed as your favourite cossack! There will be prizes for teams and the best dressed person.

Cost: $25 to be paid at the ticket office by 6pm on the night. This price includes the vodka and some great snacks as a compliment. Spaces are limited so please email us to book.

Start: 8pm Saturday August 5th at Lyndon Lodge.  

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