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Cardrona Alpine Resort, Cardrona

4.5
#4 of 22 in Winter Sports in New Zealand
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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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4.6
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  • Europe and North America it aint, but the best of Aus/NZ in my book. An hour easy scenic drive from Queenstown so only 30 minutes longer than Coronet Peak and Remarkables. Remarkables is still the bes...  more »
  • Easily the best mountain in the Queenstown/Wanaka area. Bigger than the others and a huge variety of things to do. The terrain park is one of the best you'll see if you're into that kind of thing. Lot...  more »
  • Our favorite mountain in the queenstown area. Worth the 1 hour drive from queenstown for the off-piste runs. We chose to park at the valley view car park so we skied directly onto the slopes (it is th...  more »
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  • Staff are absolutely amazing! It's the main reason we chose it over Treble Cone. Good range in ability groomed slopes, great food, (the noodle bar is pretty fantastic) and I have to say it again... Staff are excellent!
  • The best ski resort in New Zealand. I love the snow park with jumps, pipes and rails. Perfect!
  • An awesome snow resort - great facilities, the staff are excellent and the food outlets serve very good food. I highly recommend eating at Mezz Cafe for dinner if you're staying on the mountain.
  • Great ski field with probably the most diverse range of slopes for all abilities and ages in the Queenstown area. Very family friendly. Main downside is that it's basically a full day's trip to get to. This does have the benefit of a nice sleepy coach ride on the way back; but it will eat into your timetable.
  • Great 18 hole disc golf course! But for now, bring on winter and decent snow :-D

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