Cardrona Alpine Resort

Cardrona is New Zealand's most popular ski area, and now the only one to offer Airpoints Dollars™.

Cardrona boasts the only beginner trail in New Zealand that runs along the mountain's peak. Beginners literally feel on top of the world with breathtaking views from Lake Wanaka to Queenstown. An incredible playground for freestyle skiers and boarders, slope facilities include three terrain parks with a wide range of rails and jumps, up to two half pipes with a dedicated platter lift, and a gravity cross course.

Scheduled season dates: 1 June - 20 October 2019
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Vertical rise 


Ski terrain

853 acres








1 express Chondola (gondola cabins & chairs)
2 quad express chairlifts
1 quad fixed chairlift
3 surface conveyor learner lifts
1 pipe platter lift

Longest run


Terrain parks

Beginner terrain park - "Lil' Bucks"
Intermediate terrain park - "Antlers Alley"
Intermediate rail line - "Stag Lane"
Advanced terrain park - "Big Bucks"
Big Air Jump
22ft Olympic Superpipe
18ft International Halfpipe
Gravity Cross course


Two dedicated kids centres
8 fully licensed, on-hill restaurants, bars and cafes
Full service retail shop
Ski and snowboard school
High performance training centre
Ski concierge
Full rental and workshop services
Medical centre
Ticketing and guest services
On-mountain apartments


Cardrona is home to New Zealand's most comprehensive on-mountain fully licensed early childcare centres. The centres provide a warm, secure and supportive environment for those aged 3 months to 4 years so you have peace of mind while out on the slopes while the Ski and Snowboard schools will have your 5 to 14 year olds sorted with Kids Club

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