Cardrona Alpine Resort, Cardrona

#4 of 28 in Winter Sports in New Zealand
Ski Area · Nature / Park
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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  • Won’t go back in a hurry. Massive long lines, short runs, marginal snow conditions. Really not much different than Coronet Peak in overall ski quality, except 1 more chairlift running 5X as many.....  more »
  • We spent 2 hours on the ski field riding the mountain carts, what a hoot, fun 2 hours of racing each other down the tracks. The carts are basically three wheeled drift bikes with feet pegs to help...  more »
  • It was a dangerous drive up to the alpine resort in summer with a 15 km dirt road that has no lights or barricades. But it was so so worth it up there. There are quite a number of activities from mountain carting, mountain biking, gondola up the mountain and even stargazing at night! Would highly recommend the stargazing at night! You can also do short hikes up the mountain and if you are lucky you can see some leftover ice during summer which was a real surprise ◡̈ great experience ◡̈
  • Amazing experience! Total worth the money! I love it most because was perfect for first time ski :)
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