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. 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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  • We booked our four and two year old into the Ski Kindy and they both had a fantastic day including learning to ski. There are forms to fill out prior of course and you need to provide the usual assort...  more »
  • I surprised my partner by purchasing first time packages for both of us for his birthday. He couldn't wipe the smile off his face the whole day, due to the fact that he was a natural and the instructo...  more »
  • Ms. Sophie from the Booking office provided excellent customer service experience even above & beyond. From the phone reservation, you can hear her helpful & cheerful personality. More so, when we arr...  more »
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  • 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!
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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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