Pricing and Conditions

Adult $175.00 - $695.00
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Transport from Wanaka and Queenstown is also available to purchase.

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Child: Currently attending school, 6-17 years. Children 5yrs and under and seniors 75yrs and over ski for free. Student and Senior rates available. Photographic ID required.

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All lift passes are non-refundable. For full terms & conditions see:

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Cardrona offers First Timer packages for adults and kids who are new to the mountains and have never ever skied or snowboarded before. We've put together a package that has everything a newbie might need: Beginners' Area lift passes, rental equipment/clothing accessories and lessons.

Choose between a First Timer All Inclusive Package, 1 Day Package or a 2-3 Day Package. With facilities like our Learner Conveyor tunnel, a Beginners’ Area close to our Base, gentle learner runs, a dedicated Kids’ Conveyor, and of course our amazing Snow Sports School, there’s no better place to learn to ski or snowboard.

Opening times

Business hours:
8.30am - 4pm
Months of operation:
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct


50 Cardrona Valley Road, Wanaka, Cardrona, New Zealand.

plane Proximity to airport:
44km from Wanaka Airport, 53km from Queenstown Airport & 445 km from Christchurch International Airport.
decisions Proximity to town:
34km from Wanaka & 58km from Queenstown.

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