Skiing in Broken River, Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand

Late June - late October
Off-piste/back country
Night skiing:
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.