Cardrona Alpine Resort, Cardrona

4.5
#4 of 26 in Winter Sports in New Zealand
Hit the slopes at Cardrona Alpine Resort, featuring a range of slopes catering to all levels of skill and experience. Snowboarders love the two half-pipes and four terrain parks. Learn to ski or board for the first time, or hone your existing skills with the help of friendly and expert instructors. You can reach the resort by car from Wanaka or Queenstown, but for maximum convenience consider the on-mountain accommodations and take advantage of the ski lifts right outside your door. Take a look at our Cardrona road trip website to schedule your visit to Cardrona Alpine Resort and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The is an alpine ski area w/ resort/ restaurants. In summer, it doubles as mountain bike terrain, and for carting tracks. On a hot summer day (as happened this past summer many a time) it is at least ...  more »
  • Went with friends mountain carting. Was awesome!! The crew are super helpful and the carting was so much fun. Sadly only 1 track was open. But I'm sure it was temperaury. Can't wait to go back.  more »
  • This review is not about the place but if you are driving at your own, book this resort only if you are an expert driver for driving on the hilly road. The road is not well constructed and you have to...  more »
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  • A lot of fun! My husband and I booked 2 hours of mountain carting. Unfortunately, our van wasn't able to go all the way up (not even half). We called the Alpine Resort telling them that we cannot make it and they sent a very nice staff to pick us up! After the amazing experience of mountain carting we got a ride back to our van. We felt very lucky and had a fun day. Thank you!
  • Carts or Mountain Carting experience review. Simply awesome. Very approachable compared to mountain biking. easy for my wife to get into and she has never mountain biked. The staff are awesome
  • Went in summer to walk around the tops. The Captain's Circuit offers absolutely spectacular views across the mountains for miles in every direction with some lovely craggy outcrops. There was not another soul on the track, so very peaceful. Reasonably short walk (2 to 4 hours depending how many photo stops you take) and not too energetic, but be sure to take warm clothing as the wind can be keen, even in summer.
  • Well equipped ski resort, all staff and trainers are so friendly and helpful. We spent 2 days in this resort. We took the first-timer ski course, at the second half day we are confident to ski from the top. Our kids enjoyed it very much. Highly recommended for people who never ski before.
  • Great in the summer months for a bit of mountain karting or biking. Stunning views. Not sure about health and safety though!

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