ABOUT CARDRONA ALPINE RESORT
There’s something at Cardrona for all snow lovers; beginners, intermediates and families will be in paradise thanks to an abundance of wide open trails spread across three bowls, giving you plenty to explore, And if you’re up for a challenge, you’ll find it in ‘Arcadia’ or ‘Tulips’ with secret powder stashes, chutes and cliff drops. Those looking to get tricky can tackle perfectly shaped parks and pipes.
Cardrona is one of the highest ski areas in the region, with some of New Zealand’s best snow conditions. Thanks to our southern facing slopes, Cardrona is the reliable choice for guaranteed fun on the mountain.Come and visit us in the heart of the Southern Lakes district, between Wanaka and Queenstown.
Located off the Cardrona Valley road which links Wanaka and Queenstown. Drive time from:Wanaka 35 minutes (34km)Arrowtown 45 minutes (37km)Queenstown 60 minutes (58km)
NEAREST AIRPORTS TO CARDRONA
Wanaka – 44km / 45 minutes (Mainland Air from Dunedin Only)Queenstown – 60km / 50 minutes driveDunedin – 280km / 3 hours driveChristchurch – 420km / 5 hours drive
STATS & FACTS
Open since 1981
Base Area Elevation: 1670m
Highest Lifted Point: 1860m
Vertical Rise: 600m
Terrain: 345 hectares
SKIING & SNOWBOARDING TERRAIN
Operating hours: 9am – 4pm daily
SEASON13th June - 11th October 2015
AVERAGE ANNUAL SNOWFALL
2.9 metres. Snowmaking to supplement natural snow in the Main, Captain's, Arcadia and Valley View Basins.
2 quad fixed chairlift
2 quad express chairlifts
3 surface conveyor lifts
1 platter tow liftLift capacity 11,000 people per hour
SUMMER AT CARDRONA
Cardrona is not only a popular winter destination, it's open during summer too! Cardrona operates as an adventure park during the summer months with plenty of alpine activities to enjoy for the whole family. The most popular to note is the Cardrona Bike Park which features a variety of lift accessed downhill and cross country mountain bike trails for all types of peddlers to enjoy! On-mountain accommodation is also available during summer with shared and private options to choose from.
Cardrona has the longest scheduled snow season in the South Island and the ski area is a popular favourite with all types of skiers, snowboarders, from first timers to winter Olympians, Cardrona is ‘fun guaranteed!’