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Skiing in Broken River, Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand

Open:
Late June - late October
Skiing:
Off-piste/back country
Night skiing:
Regularly
Christchurch is situated in Canterbury region of the South Island, and is the second largest city of New Zealand. It represents the getaway to Antarctica, while lying next to Pegasus Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

Overall the city is surrounded by Avon, Heathcote and Waimakariri Rivers, and the Canterbury Plains. The climate is considered to be temperate, with cool and mild summers (maximum temperature 23°C/73.4°F), and cold and frosty winters (temperatures fall below 0°C/32F frequently).

One of the biggest ski areas near Christchurch is Broken River. It is situated in Craigieburn Forest Park (in the heart of Southern Alps) and is 90 min drive from Christchurch (100 km/62 mi). The site is open from late June to late October and offers a great destination for the lovers of off-piste/back country skiing.

Broken River is mainly addressed to intermediate and advanced skiers, with many natural jumps, a varied terrain and skiing opportunities. Don’t miss the challenging Nervous Knob in Allan’s Basin with some steep slopes, if you are an expert skier. Enjoy the breathtaking alpine view!

Note: Night skiing arranged regularly.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM From Christchurch to Broken River Ski Area Rd
106 km (65.9 miles), 1 hour 32 min
Follow State Highway 79 and turn left onto Broken River Ski Area Rd.
BY CAR FROM Lake Tekapo
225 km (139.8 miles), 2 hours 46 min
Follow State Highway 79 and continue onto State Highway 1.
BY CAR FROM Mt Cook National Park
328 km (203.8 miles), 3 hours 52 min
Follow State Highway 8 and continue onto State Highway 1.
BY CAR FROM Queenstown
480 km (298.3 miles), 5 hours 37 min
Follow State Highway 8 and continue onto State Highway 79.
BY AIR
Christchurch International Airport,
12 km/7.5 miles (15 min drive) from the center of the town

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BOOKING REQUEST
Rafting & Outdoor activities, North Island
/ Kaituna River, New Zealand, North Island

Winter/Spring 2016-2017

Oceania/South America/Europe

January – NEW ZEALAND
River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Kaituna River.

Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.

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