Webcam and Snow Report

  • Saturday, July 30th 1:05 pm
Broken River Ski Area does not undertake avalanche control or ski patrolling outside the ski area boundary. See revised trail map for ski area boundaries.
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Date Issued: 1:45PM, Saturday 30th July 2016
Status: Open

Weather: Blizzard
Weather Comments: Blizzard conditions with heavy snowfalls. Main and Ridge Tows are on hold due to high winds. Some snow in the forecast with a freezing level getting ready to drop to 400m this evening.
Current Temperature: -4.0 degrees
Last Snowfall: July 30th 2016, 12cm
Snow Conditions: UPDATE @ 12:45pm: We're Night Skiing tonight. It's still coming in thick - we've had close to 12cms so far today.....should be a good one! Tows spinning from 7pm till 10pm. Tram running from 6:30pm - 7:30pm, skiing possible all the way to the carpark to get down. Bring an extra layer - it's going to be cold! UPDATE @ 11am: it's snowing and blowing heavily. Conditions are INTENSE...come up tomorrow and get rowdy in the Powdy. Don't be fooled by the tussocks in the webcam! The skiing in the Main Basin is as good as it gets - cold, dry, powdery conditions abound, with windblown pockets of love for those seeking romance. Ridge lines are still rocky so beware. Access is skiable but thin - take care, and if in doubt, stick to the road on the way down.
Minimum Depth: 30 cm
Maximum Depth: 110 cm
Road Conditions: Chains on all vehicles
Road Comments: All vehicles fit chains from the tractor shed. Take care - wintry conditions exist.

Summer accommodation available: If you'd like to stay at Broken River over summer, please email marketing@brokenriver.co.nz

Lifts
Inclinator (The Tram): Open
Rugby Tow: Open
Access Tow: Open
Main Tow: Closed
Ridge Tow: Closed
Baby Tow: Open
Traverse Tow: Open

Accommodation
Lyndon Lodge: Open
Broken River Lodge: Open
White Star Chalet: Open

Terrain
Allan's Basin: Closed

Snacks & drinks available at Palmer Lodge on field.

Ski Instruction: group & private clinics available - enquire at the ticket office