Ski Selwyn Six Events
There are many great events on at the Ski Selwyn Six ski areas each winter season. We post a full rundown of what's happening at the start of each season so check back for 2018 dates.
In the meantime here is a taste of what usually goes down at each ski area in winter.
After Dark Session
A night skiing experience at Porters. Custom built park setup, Ice Bar, DJ, BBQ.
The course includes rollers, jumps, burms and other snow features designed for fun, fast, action packed racing! Four racers per heat, knockout system, the fastest 2 racers to the bottom of the course from each heat progress to the next round, until it's time for the big final!The race will feature a junior (U18) category as well as open, ski and snowboard.
Cheeseman Undie 500
Strip down to your unmentionables and race down the mountain or just go along and watch. Held in spring for obvious reasons!
A specialised freeheeling week with telemark instruction.
Speed Riding Camp
Give your skiing another dimension and learn to fly or improve your flying under the guidance of professionals. Broken River provides a snow secure and diverse training ground for an adventure of a lifetime. This camp is for beginners and intermediate flyers. You'll need a moderate level of fitness and skiing ability & be prepared to have fun!
Pit your skills against our other competitors. It's always a blast, with plenty of thrills for participants and spectators.
BR BBQ & Bake-Off + Home Brew Competition
Local BBQ chefs and home brewers will battle it out to see who can produce the finest culinary BBQ delight and/or best brew
Craigieburn run events throughout the season such as Club Champs, beer and wine tastings and the Junior Big Mountain.
The New Zealand Snow Safety Institute (NZSSI) run professional courses at Temple Basin for those wishing to up-skill in mountaineering, back-country skiing and riding, or general alpine and rope-work skills. Examples of the courses on offer include:
Intro to Ski Touring
SplitFest is a week long event for splitboarders and the Whitedot Enduro event is held each season, usually at the same time as SplitFest in September.
Also at Temple Basin each season are a variety of events offered in association with the Canterbury University Snow Sports Club (CUSSC) as well as live music, yoga weekends and a lot more!
A Ski Week is the quintessential Mt Olympus experience. Ski Weeks start on a Sunday and finish the following Saturday and include 7 days skiing and 6 nights' fully catered accommodation. Here's a taste of what is typically on offer:
Dogtuckers Week (old people)
Truants Week (families)
School Bunkers Week (young families)
Unibreak (student's 3 nighter)
Wrinkle Therapy (2 nighter)
Chillax 2 nighter
Pow Pow Week
Freeride Week (competition time)
Final Frontier Week