Enjoy a week of real kiwi skiing

For only $660 NZD until May 17th!

Your awesome Broken River ski weekpackage includes:


$660 NZD per person for a 7 day/ 6 night ski week - deal ENDS May 17th!

(Note: Payment by Visa, M/C & Debit Cards attract a 2.5% surcharge)

Awesome scenery and terrain.

Additional costs

Ski hire (pre-arrange with Smylies Transport).

Lunch items and beverages can be purchased on the mountain.

Transport to Broken River (info below).

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Getting there - Christchurch Airport to Broken River return:

Avoid the hassle of hiring a car or standing out on the road with your thumb out. Let Smylies Tours do the driving for you. Smylies Tours use 4 wheel drive vans and have many years experience driving mountain roads, so can relax and just enjoy the scenary along the way.

Smylies Tours will meet you at the airport or your Christchurch accommodation and make supermarket and ski rental stops if required.

Price: $160 return per person - reducible to $150 if you book through our website.

Book your transport to Broken River with Smylies Tours here.


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Here's the gos' on Broken River

A Very Special Place

"Powder days of Japanese proportions, record snowfalls, lifts getting buried, and a lucky few folks getting snowed in and having the trip of their lives at a very special place, Broken River." New Zealand Skier Magazine #91.

Camilla Stoddart.

A Hidden Gem

"Broken River is a hidden gem amongst the Canterbury club fields."


Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Sunday

Christchurch airport - Picked up by Smylies Transport. If prearranged, they can stop in Christchurch for ski hire and at a supermarket. Relax and enjoy the 1hr 30 minute drive across the Canterbury Plains and through the mountains to Broken River Ski Area.

Broken River - Smylies will drive you right to our carpark and help load you and your gear onto our alpine rail, the Tyndall Tramway, for an unique ride up through picturesque native beech forest to your accommodation lodge.

A stunning 4-minute ride up through native forest in our alpine rail to your accommodation.

The ride is quite spectacular. Take in the amazing panoramic view of the surrounding mountains and Castle Hill Basin. This is fantastic, unique way to start your ski week - and you won't find a service like this anywhere else in New Zealand. The Tramway is fully certified to carry passengers.

Broken River Accommodation - Settle in your accommodation and get yourself comfortable.

You will stay at treeline in one of our three lodges just 10 mins walk from the lifts.

Our three cosy lodges all have stunning views and are:

  • all centrally-heated.
  • have shared bunk-style rooms. 
  • have a drying room to ensure you step into toasty-warm gear at the start of each day.
  • have a cosy lounge for relaxing and evening socialising.
  • our sauna will revive those tired muscles.

We recommend you hire linen ($15 per change) rather than bringing a sleeping bag. Save the room for your ski gear!

Rest of Day 1 - ski or board your heart out!

Day 2-6

Explore Broken River Ski Area and have some fun! You'll be wowed by Allan's Basin.

improve your technique with our three complimentary lessons.

Day 7 - Saturday

A last few runs in tranquil Allan's Basin and farewells to all your new kiwi friends.

3.15 pm - picked up by Smylies and driven back down to Christchurch

To Book:

Book online right here.

Highlights of Broken River:

Social day lodge with friendly locals, awesome sun deck and licensed shop selling food and beverages.


Friendly social atmosphere in our on-mountain accommodation.

Epic powder.


Classic New Zealand scenery.


Breathtaking mountain views.


Please ring us on +64 3 318  7270 or email us at bookings@brokenriver.co.nz

To Book Now:

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Looking forward to seeing you at Broken River!

You might also be interested in:

NZ Mountain Safety Council Avalanche courses that we host in July, August and September.

Advanced Off-Piste Courses 

Our Telemark Events - a Telemark skiweek, 3-day intensive Telemark Off-Piste Skills Course and our Freeheel Fun weekend.