An easy drive from New Zealand’s most famous ski towns, Queenstown and Wanaka, Cardrona is a relaxed and friendly ski area perfect for families and for others looking for a fun time on the snow.
With consistently good weather and reliable snow conditions, Cardrona has superb wide terrain spread across three main valleys, which also includes the Southern Hemisphere’s most extensive terrain parks.
Cardrona has the longest scheduled snow season in the South Island and offers something for everyone, from those wanting to experience the joy of skiing for the first time to those that just can’t live without their fix of winter excitement.
- Ski Season: 11 June – 9 October 2016
- Overall Height: 1860m
- Snow fall (Avg Annual Snowfall): 2.9m
- Nearest township: Wanaka, New Zealand - 35mins drive (34 kms)
- Accommodation: Cardrona has some accommodation options on mountain however most visitors stay in Queenstown or Wanaka.
Accommodation, Shuttle Bus, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars, Shopping, Medical Centre, Information Centre, Child Care
Activities and Attractions
Cardrona’s wide, open beginner trails, pristine groomers, fun freeride terrain and world class parks and pipes cater for all abilities. Whether you are a first time skier / snowboarder or looking to hone your skills, at Cardrona you will find an event, lesson or coach that is right for you.
This is a great family resort, with the safe and fun beginner area the perfect option to help you enjoy your first days on the slopes. Alternatively, you can enrol the little ones in the Cardrona Kids Club or one of the fully licensed Childcare Centres to give yourself your own time to explore the mountain.
Whether you are looking for a quick lunch or coffee break between runs or a relaxed afternoon in the sun enjoying some of the region’s best views of Lake Wanaka and the Southern Alps, Cardona has you covered. On mountain five distinctly different cafes and restaurants offer everything from quick bites, full meals, bowls of noodles or delicious fresh juices and coffee.
Located in the Crown Range, between Queenstown and Wanaka, Cardrona has regular daily transport services to help you get to and from the resort with ease. Cardrona also has 15 self contained on-mountain apartments, located an easy one minute walk to the slopes. Alternatively, nearby Queenstown and Wanaka provide the perfect base from which to explore Cardrona and the surrounding region.
Activities & Attractions
- Total Ski Area / Distance: 345 Hectares
- Highest Ski Lift: 1860m
- Total Ski Lifts: 7
- Total Ski Runs/Trails: 38
- Beginner Ski Area: 25%
- Intermediate Ski Area: 50%
- Advanced Ski Area: 25%
Ski / Snow Activities:
Downhill Skiing, Snowboarding, Ski School / Lessons, Terrain Park
The Queenstown/Wanaka region has a great range of leisure activities which are easily accessible from Cardrona Alpine Resort.
- Address: Cardrona Valley, Wanaka / Queenstown, New Zealand View website