Cardrona welcomes all kinds of snow lovers – from beginners & families, to X Games & Winter Olympic medallists. Cardrona has very diverse facilities, including 8 different cafés & restaurants, 15 on-mountain apartments, a covered Learner Conveyor to make learning to ski easy, a fully-licensed early childcare centre, the South Island’s most extensive lift facilities, & the Southern Hemisphere’s most extensive terrain parks & halfpipes. Cardrona is home to the McDougall's Chondola - New Zealand's first cabin-style lift on a ski area.
Are their shuttles to the ski field? Yes. There aredaily shuttlesfrom Wanaka, Queenstown and the bottom of the mountain road to Cardrona.
Can I purchase food at the ski area? Yes. We have eight distinctly differentcafes and restaurants(opens in new window)on the mountain offering everything from quick bites to full meals, along with fresh juices and delicious coffee.
What type of lessons does the ski area provide? We offerski and snowboard lessonsand programmes for all ages and ability levels.
Cardrona'sFirst Timer Package(opens in new window)offers a learner area lift pass, ski/snowboard rental and a lesson. This package provides everything a first timer needs in order build a foundation for progression.
The Single Lesson Package at Cardrona provides unlimited access to the entire mountain and suits a relative novice right the way through to an experienced skier or boarder. This also includes rental equipment and a lesson.
Does the ski area have a terrain park? Cardrona Parksare EPIC! ! Cardrona has the most extensive terrain park and halfpipe facilities in the Southern Hemisphere, with four terrain parks, a gravity cross and two halfpipes, including a 22ft Olympic Superpipe.
Does the ski area offer any childcare or crèche services? Yes! Kids are No. 1 at Cardrona and there are options available for all ages, including achildcare centre,ski kindyand a range of differentlessons for kids.
8.30am - 4pm
Months of operation:
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
50 Cardrona Valley Road, Wanaka,
Proximity to airport:
44km from Wanaka Airport, 53km from Queenstown Airport & 445 km from Christchurch International Airport.
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