Our Programme


We offer a range of exciting ski, telemark and snowboard programmes for children, youths and adults of all levels and abilities.  

Whether you are relatively new to the sport, or are an advanced rider with many miles under your boards, our expert instructors can help you get the best from your riding and feel more confident on the slopes.

Our group and private lessons are affordable and fun and are available most week days and during the weekends. 

Junior Programmes

Broken River Free-Ride Programme

This exciting, multi-week ski coaching programme is designed for kids and teenagers to develop all-round skills and push their limits. The programme focuses on learning to:

We'll run two groups split mostly by age and also ability. The younger kids will get an introduction to the above themes, whilst the older guys will get the chance to push their abilities in the areas of their choice.

Length: sign up for 5 weeks will the flexbility of purchasing additional sessions to make an 8 week programme.

Dates: Every Sunday July 14th to September 1st (not running on August 25th), times TBA

Ages: 7 to 17 years

Price per person: $165 Club members, $260 for others

The programme will be taught by our School Director.

To sign up or ask questions: talk to our instructors on the mountain or email us at skischool@brokenriver.co.nz.

Kindergarten Group Clinics

Get your wee ones off to a great start with our fun Kindergarten group clinic. This is a fun-filled hour for the tiny-tots (3 to 6 years) just starting out on skis. They will learn to move and turn on skis and have a great time being in the snow.

To book: email skischool@brokenriver.co.nz.

Dates: most likely Sundays around lunchtime.

Rates per child: see group clinic pricing below.

Junior Group and Private Clinics

Group and private clinics are available for children and youths to help them confidence and good skills in their riding.

To book: email skischool@brokenriver.co.nz.

Rates: see pricing below.

Adult Programmes

Half-Hour Of Power

Feeling a bit rusty? "Half Hour of Power" is designed to help you shake off the rust and we"ll give you a couple of excellent tips to get you going again. If you are enjoying the lesson so much you have the option to upgrade to a full-hour private clinic (availability permitting)

Private Clinics

Treat yourself to a one-hour clinics that is tailor-made for just you. Individual tuition and video analysis will help reach your goals and to take your riding to the next level. Private clinics are available to all levels of riders.

You may prefer to have a semi-private clinic with one or two mates of a similar ability.

First Tracks Private

There's only one thing better than getting instruction on the slopes, and thats getting it with noone else around. Head up with you instructor 30 minutes before the lifts open and have the entire mountain to your self. (Tip - a great clinic to take on a powder day!).

Teach 2 Teach Private

Fancy yourself as an instructor? Let us teach you to teach your kids, wife, partner of friend, because let's face it, no-one has the luxury of constantly having an instructor next to them on the slopes.

Personalised Group Clinics

Organise a group of friends of similar ability for a group clinic and tell us what you would like to work on. You might want techniques to help you:

We can also help you set the goals of the group.

To Book: email skischool@brokenriver.co.nz


2017 Rates

Half Hour Of Power $20 per person 30 minutes.
Group Clinics $40 per person
groups of 4 or more, 1.5 hours in length
Private Clinics $60 for first person
up to 3 people and a minimum of 1 hour

$30 for each extra person

Members pay about 60%.

Ski Week Lessons

Book in for our special "Catered 6 night/7 day skiweek package" and your package includes 3 group lessons with one of our instructors. 

Telemark lessons

We offer telemark private and group clinics by arrangement. Our telemark instructors are available upon request most weekends and Claire is available mid-week. Advanced booking is required so if you are interested please email Claire at marketing@brokenriver.co.nz.

Telemark lessons are also offered during our Telemark Week, August 10-15th, and our annual Freeheel Fun Weekend, August 16-17th.

To book a lesson

We would prefer you to book lessons in advance. Please email skischool@brokenriver.co.nz. If you are unable to book in advance please talk to the Ticket Office staff or staff in the canteen at Palmer Lodge. Our ski school notice board in Palmer Lodge has the daily schedule of lessons. All lessons start and finish outside Palmer Lodge.

We look forward to seeing you all riding with style and confidence on the slopes!

Broken River Ski School