Cardrona Alpine Resort, Cardrona

4.5
#4 of 25 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. Make Cardrona Alpine Resort a part of your Cardrona vacation plans using our Cardrona vacation generator.
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  • August 15, 2017
    It's a bit small comparing to Ski fields like Dizin (Iran) but in general we enjoyed it. There was a snow storm and they closed down a lift called Captain. We skied for about 3-4 hours and then moved ...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Cardrona provided us with a fantastic day of skiing. We turned up as complete novices, but over the course of a day with our fantastic, friendly and learned instructor, Bob, we came on leaps and bound...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    3 days ski-ing at Cardrona under a variety of conditions andd a very enjoyable experience. Plenty of variety of runs, good lifts with minimal wait times and good cheerful service from staff. Two minor...  more »
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  • September 15, 2017
    My partner and I had come to visit New Zealand for the first time to enjoy the snow. We had been suggested to come to Cardrona and could not have been happier with our 2 days spent here. I had never been to the snow before and was absolutely blown away with how amazing the snow fields are here. Plenty of space, not too crowded, and I also had a fantastic and very helpful ski lesson to help me get my bearings before heading out myself. Will definitely be returning!
  • July 31, 2017
    We had a private lesson with Vermont-native Russ and it made for a great day. Russ, thank you so much for your patience and graciousness in our tardiness! The resort itself - great facilities, quick lines (unless you want a gondola) and passionate lift operators that don't neglect a slow line! The runs were beautiful and busy but well managed - I'm a beginner and I didn't run into anyone. Access was easy - we had a hire car, two wheel drive and chains but the drive was easy. If you have a pass and equipment you don't need to go all the way to the top - just access a lower lift (you may not need chains this way).
  • September 7, 2017
    One of our favorite resorts. Friendly supportive staff. Good snow making. Grooming well done. Good fun on and off piste. Food is nice if occasionally a little overpriced.
  • August 20, 2017
    I have been skiing here for longer than I can remember and while it is limited in 'expert' runs it has a fantastic mix of trails that are perfect for mixed groups to enjoy. If you are all pros, go heliskiing. If not, enjoy fun, easy piste and spots of powder just off the sides. There's fantastic food options and craft beer up the hill
  • August 30, 2017
    An excellent ski field. I love it! If I can slide down the high hill A real journey, I will much appreciate myself but I didnt. Next time, I'm gonna overcome this obstacle! Had a great time on Cardrona Alpine Resort!

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