New Zealand Ski

Cardrona

Cardrona is renowned for being a fun and friendly ski resort with some of the most reliable snow conditions in the region.

Dust off your ski gear and get ready for Cardrona's scheduled opening of 20th June 2014. 

Thanks to its high elevation and south facing location, snow is dry and plentiful.  Beginners will love Cardrona’s famous beginners’ slopes which were redeveloped in 2011, making them larger and accessed by a state of the art magic carpet.

Just remember that generally there is no accommodation on the slopes, but rather you'll find heaps of choices in nearby resort towns such as Wanaka and Queenstown.  At Cardrona however there are apartments that offer accommodation on the slopes.  Great if you like to be first on the lifts in the morning!

Cardrona is the second largest ski area in the Queenstown- Wanaka region.

  • Transport

    Cardrona is easily accessible from both Queenstown and Wanaka by shuttle, bus or car. Drive time from Queenstown is 60 minutes over the spectacular Crown Range. Kiwi Discovery & Info & Track buses leave frequently from Queenstown. Cardrona is a short 35 minute drive by car from Wanaka with Alpine Coaches providing regular buses from the centre of town. Private shuttle transfers can be arranged with Ridgeline Adventures. More detail on transport options and distances

  • Ski & Snowboard Lessons

    Cardrona is home to NZ’s friendliest Snowsports Centre! Cardrona’s team of talented instructors & coaches will help build your confidence and skills out on the slopes no matter what your age or ability level. Cardrona Snowsports School has got you covered with a range of lessons and programs on offer, including first time packages, group lessons, private lessons or week long programmes. With four kids centres to choose from the little ones are particularly well looked after with options for those aged 3 months to 14 years.

  • Rental Equipment

    Make it easy this ski holiday and rent all your equipment on the mountain! Cardrona has a huge range of the latest ski and snowboard gear for a great day out including helmets, waterproof clothes, goggles and wrist gaurds. Skis and snowboards are available including twin tips, Burton Learn to Ride snowboards, performance and beginner skis. Cardrona rental equipment can be used at surrounding mountains in the Southern Lakes and returned at the end of your holiday to our offices in either Wanaka or Queenstown. Our friendly team of rental technicians are on hand to offer advice and ensure that your gear is perfectly set up just for you.

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  • First Timer Package (lift, lesson & rental)
    $99 per person

    First Timer Package (lift, lesson & rental)

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  • 1 Day Family Lift Pass
    $273 for 2 parents & 2 children

    1 Day Family Lift Pass

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  • 1 Day Lift Pass & Rental Package
    $140 per person

    1 Day Lift Pass & Rental Package

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  • Winter backpacker getaway in Wanaka
    $399 per person

    Ski and stay in the beautiful Lake Wanaka region with a holiday to remember. Stay 5 nights at Base Backpackers and ski and ride at the two largest ski areas in Wanaka. Ski all day and party all night downstairs at the conveniently located Mint Bar.

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  • Winter backpacker getaway in Queenstown
    $399 per person

    Located on the most popular street in Queenstown, Base is THE "one stop shop" hostel. Ski and ride at the two largest ski areas in Queenstown, Cardrona & Treble Cone. Ski all day and party all night in the adventure capital of the world!

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  • Scenic Chairlift Ride (inc hot beverage)
    $18 per person

    Scenic Chairlift Ride (inc hot beverage)

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  • 5 Day Adult Lift Pass
    $90 per day

    5 Day Adult Lift Pass

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Cardrona Snow Report

Updated: Thu 18 September 6:06AM

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Weather:

Sunny

Snow:

Base Snow80cm

New Snow10cm

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