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Beginners and families will have a ball at Cardrona Ski Resort
Kids getting ski lessons at Carona Ski Resort, Wanaka

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Ski Cardrona Alpine Resort | A Family-friendly NZ Ski Field

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Beginners and families will have a ball at Cardrona Ski Resort and there is always a smiling face and helping hand ready to direct you where you want to go and make you snow experience smooth sailing or skiing in this case.

2017 Season

Scheduled Open: 10 June - 15 October 2017


Beginner 25%, Intermediate 50%, Advanced 25%


There’s a diverse range of eateries on the mountain ranging from fast food at the Base Café, to the restaurant style of Mezz Café and the warming fare on offer at the Noodle Bar.  You can grab you smoothie or coffee to go at the Juice and Java Bar and when you’ve progressed off the learners slope you’ll be able to enjoy Captains Pizzeria on the other side of the mountain.  You can rent all the gear you need on the mountain and any extras like gloves can be purchased at the Snow shop.  You can store any extra gear in a locker.  The ski and snowboard school offer lessons for all abilities and the kids are looked after at Kids Club or at the licensed childcare centre for children 3 months to 4 years.  

Driving time

35 minute drive from Wanaka, 34km. 60 minute drive from Queenstown, 58 km.

Ski Shuttles

There are a number of companies that operate daily shuttle services between Cardrona Ski Field and Wanaka and Queenstown.


Holiday Packages



See winter holiday packages featuring Cardrona (Cardies).


Cardrona ski area, Wanaka - trail map

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