First things first - here's a third party review from Snow Season Central, containing comprehensive information on our ski area, the terrain, the snow conditions as well as what to expect for working conditions. Have a read through and if you're still interested, come back here and read on!

Broken River Staff

The Broken River winter team is a small and committed group of highly-qualified individuals, working together with a Club full of members who are passionate about Broken River and the great opportunities and atmosphere it offers. Please check out the full description of Broken River's facilities and the terrain.

Successful applicants will:

Have the ability to work as part of a team
Be self motivated and hard working
Be ready to meet any challenge the mountain environment can throw at you

As a representative of the Club at all times, a willingness to ensure that Broken River's members and visitors enjoy the best possible experience is essential. Flexibility to work with other staff members and in their roles if required.

You'll find descriptions of all staff positions below. These are subject to change, and to accommodate the different skills the team we employ. Flexibility is a pre-requisite for all applicants.

Broken River pays competitive rates and accommodation is provided. Additionally, working at Broken River provides a lifestyle, experiences and the opportunity to make friends you will never forget in a stunning mountain environment with challenging and exciting on- and off-piste skiing and backcountry opportunities.

If this sounds like you, and you are able to commit to working at Broken River for the full season (including a pre-season induction/training period in late June), contact us at the addresses at the bottom of this page. All applicants will need to be available for an interview, and references must be supplied with all applications. We look forward to hearing from you!


We have a number of vacancies for the upcoming season - please see below for a description of ALL staff positions. The remaining vacant positions for 2017 are: Groomer Driver, Admin & Lodge Assistant, Chef, General Hand



Ski Instructor

Posted 28 July, 2016

Broken River is renowned for the quality of its ski instruction which is second to none, and a vital element of the Broken River experience. You will possess an international ski instruction qualification (e.g. NZSIA Level 2, CSIA Level 3, PSIA 3, or above). Please note that due to our terrain and general skier ability, we will not consider anyone with less than these minimum qualifications. You will be responsible for organising group and individual lessons for resident guests and day visitors


Administration Manager

Posted 13 March, 2017

In this role, you will be responsible for sales in the ticket office, cash handling and daily reconciliations, the operation of the on field canteen in Palmer Lodge, and liaison with the Club Treasurer.

You will be capable of operating the Club's MYOB accounting system and software, and in charge of taking bookings for ski packages and dealing with information requests from visitors, guests and the public.

You will, along with others, have responsibility for the running of the Tyndall Tram


Groomer Operator

Posted 13 March, 2017

Key Responsibilities

In this diverse role you will operate our equipment, including a PB300W Groomer, Grader, Bulldozer and Skidsteer loader maintaining snow conditions on the ski field and clearing snow from our access road and car parks. You will also perform a variety of other duties to assist in the smooth running of our ski operation including basic maintenance on ski lifts.

Required Skills & Experience

Proven experience in a similar role with experience in operating winch equipped