2019 Ski Selwyn Six Events

During the winter season there are events on at the Ski Selwyn Six from opening day right through to closing weekends.  Many events warrant at least a one night stay on or near the mountains so be sure to book in early. This year the ski areas are aiming to open around the 6th of July. Please contact the ski areas directly for bookings.

Scroll down or select a mountain below to find out what's happening this winter at the Ski Selwyn Six.




Check out Broken River's 2019 Events Calendar! Lots of fun for the whole family. 

July School Holidays Week 1

Family Fun from July 7th to 13th.

From Sunday 7 July

July School Holidays Week 2 

Family Fun from July 14-20th.

From Sunday 14 July

Talent Show Kids 

What's your talent?

Friday 19 July

Dicky's Tasting Night 

Make sure you're there for this night!

Saturday 20 July

Two-Day Avalanche Awareness Course - course 1

Learn the fundamentals about avalanches and how to ride in challenging backcountry conditions.

Sunday 21 July

One-Day Off-Piste Clinic - course 1 

Ideal training for backcountry touring

Tueday 23 July 

Five Day Backcountry Avalanche Course

An in-depth course where you'll improve your backcountry riding & travel techniques and avalanche knowledge.

From Tuesday 23 July

Two Day Avalanche Awareness Course - course 2 

Learn the fundamentals about avalanches and how to ride in challenging backcountry conditions.

Sunday 28 July

Three Day Advanced Alpine Off-Piste Course 

Ideal training for backcountry touring.

Monday 29 July

One-Day Off-Piste Clinic - course 2 

Ideal training for backcountry touring

Tuesday 30 July

Telemark Week 

A specialised freeheeling week with telemark instruction.

From Sunday 4 August

Three Day Intermediate Alpine Off-Piste Course 

Ideal training for backcountry touring.

From Monday 5 August.

Three Day Advanced Telemark Off-Piste Course 

Ideal training for backcountry freeheeling.

From Wednesday 7 August.

Black Diamond Freeheel Fun Weekend 

Broken River's annual freeheel weekend.

Saturday 10 August

Boomers' Ski Week

A week for the 40 plus. Plenty of laughs, runs and social times.

From Sunday 18 August

Entry & Intermediate Speedriding Week 

8 day camp - Give your skiing the 3rd dimension!

From Saturday 24 August

Club Champs Weekend 

An annual battle for the cups

Saturday 24 August 

Speed Rider Camp - 3 days 

Learn the exciting sport of Speed Riding OR join as an intermediate to improve your current Speed Riding skills.

From Saturday 24 August

Shredders Week 

There's a great lineup of events: ShredderX (your very own RiderX), Rail Jam, Slack Line, Trivia Night, Ski Golf, Horseshoes and Pirate Day. All mixed in with BR Lager, great terrain, awesome people, and a vibe to match. It'll be a great 7 days!

From Monday 26 August 

Speed Rider Camp - 4 days 

Learn the exciting sport of Speed Riding OR join as an intermediate to improve your current Speed Riding skills.

From Wednesday 28 August


Always a blast!

Saturday 31 August

Two Day Avalanche Awareness Course - 3 

Improve your backcountry skills

Sunday 1 September

Old Timers Week 

A social week for the seniors.

From Monday 2 September

Kids Weekend 

Fun events and races for the kids

Saturday 14 September

BR BBQ and Bake Cook Off & Home Brew Competition 

A battle to produce the finest culinary and brew delight!

Saturday 21 September

October School Holiday Family Fun Week 

A cruisy, spring week of family fun

From Sunday 29 September



Broken River RiderX


​90 Years on Cheeseman - A Winter of Celebrations!

Cheeseman 90th Anniversary Snowball, Showgate, Riccarton Park

Celebrating 90 Amazing Years at Cheeseman! Round up the crew and join Cheeseman to celebrate this incredible milestone!! Meet up with friends, old and new, tell tall stories, head down memory lane, share a laugh, enjoy good food, sip a bevvy or two and dance the night away.

Saturday 22 June.

90th Dinner Party, Snowline Lodge    

Stay the night at Snowline Lodge and join Cheeseman for a a party in the mountains.

Saturday 27 July

Happy 90th Birthday Cheeseman!!

Head up and enjoy the celebrations. Its their party and we get the presents!

Monday 19 August

Canterbury Primary & Intermediate Schools Ski Race Championships

Entries close 9 August 2019.

Sunday 18 August

Postponement Day: Sunday 25 August

Architects vs Engineers Race Day


Club Champs Day 1

9:00am Free Race Registration in the Day Lodge
10:30am Downhill Race
1:30pm Dogtucker

Saturday 24 August

Club Champs Day 2

Clubbies head up and experience a fun day of racing!

9:00am Free Race Registration in the Day Lodge
10:30am Giant Slalom
1:30pm Slalom

Sunday 25 August

Cheeseman Undie 500

Don't miss this one! It is heaps of fun for both spectators and those brave enough to strip off!

9:30am Race Registration in Daylodge – $15/pp
12:30pm Race Briefing in Daylodge
1:00pm Race starts

Saturday 7 September

90th Anniversary Spring Retro Party!!

P.A.R.T.Y. Because it’s Spring Time!!

Celebrating 90 years of fun in the snow, dig out your retro ski gear, grandad’s old winter woollies or your favourite fluro 80’s ski onesie.

A fun day as always on the mountain at Cheeseman with face painting, activities and games from 10.00am and throughout the day to keep the s (BIG and little!) entertained. Be sure to strut your stuff on the Day Lodge Deck at 2pm with prizes for best dressed.

Saturday 15 September




Mt Cheeseman Undie500


2019 is looking action-packed at Porters!

Atomic Demo Day

Head up and test out a range of Atomic gear at Porters.


McNultys Supercross

Take up the whole family or a group of friends and battle it out on the supercross course to see who comes out on top! Sponsored by Merrell NZ. The course includes rollers, jumps, berms and other snow features designed for fast, fun, action-packed racing! The race includes knockout rounds, a junior (U18) category and open, ski and snowboard classes.

Sunday 28 July

Junior Interfield GS Race

Join Porters for a Giant Slalom event on Easy Street. With classes for U8 to U16. Register at Snow Sports NZ.

Sunday 21 July

Local Schools Derby

Annual local schools derby

Wednesday 11 September

Independent Schools Race

Annual independent schools race.
Wednesday 28 August

NZYS Slalom Races

2 runs each day.
Join Porters for a Slalom event on Easy Street. With classes for U8 to U16. Register at Snow Sports NZ. 

24th and 25 August.


Celebrate Oktoberfest at Porters, and enjoy some gourmet German food and beer at the cafe from 12noon.

Saturday 21 September

McNulty's Spring Jam

Spring Jam in the McNultys Park, $40 lift pass when you present a season pass from another mountain and tons of spot prizes!

Saturday 5 October



Oktoberfest at Porters


2019 Craigieburn Valley event details coming soon!

Craigieburn run cool events throughout the season such as Club Champs, beer and wine tastings and the Junior Big Mountain.







Craigieburn Party


2019 events for Temple Basin, be sure to book in at the lodge for these.

Opening Day**

**This may be earlier or later pending snowfall. Keep updated on the website and by following Temple Basin on Facebook.

Friday 19 July

The Eastern – Live at Temple Basin’s Ferrier Lodge

A favourite Lyttelton based string band, this will mark the band’s 3rd consecutive visit to Temple Basin and is always a great evening!

Saturday 20 July

Lawrence Arabia – Live at Temple Basin’s Ferrier Lodge

Don’t miss this live act as he performs for the first time at Temple Basin!

Saturday 27 July

Wine Tasting

Saturday 17 August


Get your legs trained for this one. Now a classic at Temple Basin, this event consists of riding the tows, hiking, and skiing. Points are awarded for each lap skied at our Downhill tow, but the biggest points are awarded for a full lap completed to col-to-nowhere… That’s 2 lifts and 2 separate hikes, plus a long ski descent. There will be spot prizes and a grand prize for the winner.

Saturday 31 August

SplitFest at Temple Basin

Head up and hang out with like-minded backcountry enthusiasts. Whether you’re a skier or a rider, there will be demos, courses and tips, great riding (Temple Basin always gets hit this time of year!), like minded people and lots of new friends! Check out the SplitFest website for more info.

6-8 September

Whisky Tasting presented by Whisky Galore

New Zealand’s finest whisky connoisseurs head up the mountain with a few special bottles to try. There is a $30 surcharge for this event to cover the costs, this will include 6 drams and associated tasting notes. Guaranteed to learn something new about the fine world of single malt whisky.

Saturday 14 September

Fire & Ice

Temple Basin's last, and most infamous event of the season and potentially closing weekend, don’t miss this one…

Saturday 21 September



Temple Basin Events Cover


As well as the legendary ski week line-up Mt Olympus also have an exciting array of events this season!

Freeride Camp with The Murray Boys

20th July     

Curling (Subject to conditions, may change)

10th August 

Club Races

17th August       

Mt Olympus Freeride Open

9th - 11th Sept  TBC   

NZJFT (Junior Freeride)

14th - 15th Sept      

Farmers Cup

September - TBC    

Ski Weeks!

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.​

Bookings open 1st June 2019 - or see W.W.S.C Facebook (our members Facebook page) for other dates pertaining to members only.

​Here's the schedule for 2019:  

Mudflappers 6 N skiweek
21-27 July

Men's Wellness 3 N Break
28-31 Jul

Women's Wellness 3 N Break
1-4 Aug

Dogtuckers 6 N skiweek
4-10 Aug

School Bunkers 6 N skiweek
11-17 Aug

Truants 6 N skiweek
18-24 Aug

Unibreak 3 N break
25-28 Aug

Wrinkle Therapy 3 N Break
28-31 Aug

Pow Pow 4 N Break
1-5 Sept

Chillax 2 N Break
5-7 Sept

Freeride 6 N skiweek
8-14 Sept

Whanau 3 N Break
15-18 Sept

Newbies 3 N Break
18-21 Sept

Spring Break 6 N skiweek
22-28 Sept

Final Frontier 6 N skiweek
29 Sep-5 Oct

If you would like a full week package during a scheduled part week, then please email bookings@mtolympus.co.nz to request this manually.

Ski Weeks start on a Sunday (lunch not included on arrival day, book if required) and finish the following Saturday (lunch included on departure day) and include 7 days skiing and 6 nights' fully catered accommodation.​


Mt Olympus Event Cover