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Renowned for inspiring terrain and a quality snow experience. Wide runs and open slopes rule at Cardrona Alpine Resort, one of New Zealand’s leading ski areas. Conveniently located between Lake Wanaka and Queenstown and central to the Southern Lakes region.
Cardrona has a June to October season, and its snow ratings are 25% beginner, 55% intermediate and 20% advanced. Lifting capacity over its 320 hectares of skiable slopes is a massive 6,500 people per hour, provided by 2 quad chairs, 1 double chair, 3 magic carpets and 1 platter lift for learners. Full ski, snowboard and clothing hire is available on the mountain.
New Zealand’s most comprehensive Children’s Alpine Centres providing all-day supervision for 5 -12 year olds with a range of custom-designed teaching programmes.Licensed full-day childcare for ages three months to five years. Children under six years receive a complimentary lift pass. Three Magic Learner lifts and a beginner quad chair are just some of the reasons Cardrona is New Zealand’s best place for learners.
One of the largest pipe and terrain parks in the Southern Hemisphere featuring up to four halfpipes and three terrain parks.
Cardrona is one of the few places in New Zealand where you can overnight on the mountain. There are 15 self-catering apartment units situated in the main complex and only a minute’s walk to the lifts. There are three unit configurations, studio (sleeps two), two-bedroom (sleeps four) and three-bedroom (sleeps eight).
The field is 34 km (35 minutes) from Wanaka and 58 km (60 minutes) from Queenstown. The 12 km access road is unsealed. Shuttle buses run from both towns during the season.CLICK HERE TO GO TO MAIN BASIN CAMERA