Accommodation options for your ski holiday

Whatever your preference: near or far, relaxed or exciting, family orientated or apres'll find the perfect place to stay for skiing Cardrona.

Whatever your preference: near or far, relaxed or exciting, family orientated or lively'll find the perfect place to stay for skiing Cardrona.

The Southern Lakes have an abundance of picturesque and accommodating places to stay on your ski holiday: 

On Mountain:

Cardrona is the only commercial ski area in the South Island where you can stay on the mountain with the slopes a mere stone's throw away. WIth 15 apartments to choose from, ranging from studio to 4 bedroom units, these are perfect for families or groups who are after a convenient and comfortable ski holiday. With 5 distinctly different cafes open daily and the Mezz cafe open for dinner there's plenty of choice to keep the energy levels high. To get the ultimate mountain experience, staying slopeside is not to be missed.


There's always something to do in the highly popular adventure capital of the world. The streets have a consistent buzz of excitment during winter and you'll find an abundance of hotels, motels, apartments and backpacker options to make your stay memorable. Queenstown's exhilirating off mountain activities and attractive nightlife are only matched by the town's amazing landscape and photo opportunities. Cardrona is an easy one hour drive from central Queenstown with various mountain shuttles departing daily during winter.


Considered by many as the local favourite, Wanaka is a 'must see' for a trip to the Southern Lakes. Nestled on the southern shores of stunning Lake Wanaka, this town is relaxed and friendly with loads of personality. Perfect for families and outdoor enthusiasts, Wanaka boasts plenty of motels, backpackers and classic kiwi ski lodges for that genuine 'ski town' experience. With plenty of lakeside dining options, it's usually an easy walk to find dinner from where you're staying. Wanaka is a mere 35 minute drive from the slopes of Cardrona making it a popular choice for holiday makers who wish to enjoy the largest ski fields in the Southern Lakes.


This iconic gold mining town is filled with history and offers easy access to walking and cycling tracks surrounded by a picturesque treescape. Take your pick of motels, apartments, cottages or lodges to enjoy your stay with Queenstown just a 15 minute drive down the road. Arrowtown boasts a unique range of rustic (but classy) bars, restaurants and shops to explore and Cardrona's slopes are only a 45 minute drive away.

Whatever you're looking for, you'll be sure to find the ideal place to stay for an epic ski holiday at Cardrona! 

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