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Cardrona Alpine Resort | Ski New Zealand

Something for everyone at Cardrona!

Cardrona Alpine Resort has something for everyone. Wide, gentle slopes for beginners, cruisy intermediate runs for the intermediate skiers and snowboarders, and steep and exciting terrain for seasoned skiers, plus a huge range of progressive terrain parks and great events that the whole family can enjoy!

Trail Map

Cradrona Ski Field Trail Map

Getting Here

  • Snow transport buses operate from Queenstown, Wanaka and Arrowtown to Cardrona, pre-book your transport with your travel specialist
  • Self drive: Cardrona is an easy 35 minute drive from Wanaka, 60 minutes from Queenstown' 45 minutes from Arrowtown


  • Food and drink: Captain's Pizzeria; Base Cafe; Mezz Cafe; Juice & Java; Noodle Bar; Little Meg Cafe; Vista Bar; The Lounge
  • Retail store: the Cardrona General Store is open 7 days during mountain opening hours
  • Car parking: Cardrona has several car parks available, you will be directed where to park by the roads crew. A shuttle operates from the lower car parks to the base area and tickets can be purchased at the car park.
  • First aid: the Cardrona Ski Patrol and Slope Safety teams manage any medical situations and emergencies
  • Tubing
  • Sightseeing


The Cardrona childcare centre provides options for full and half day care, with a range of programmes offering children's ski lessons

  • Ski Kindy: full or half day care for kids aged 3 months to under 5
  • Under 5s: different lesson options for children under 5 years old
  • Adventure programmes/Kids' group lessons: ski lessons for kids aged 5-14 years


  • Lessons are available for skiing or snowboarding and cater to all levels from beginner to experts, all lessons can be pre-booked through your travel specialist


400 hectares of skiable terrain including some of the best park and pipe features in the southern hemisphere. Terrain accessed by a new Chondola (mix of gondola cabins and chairs), 3 quad chairs, 1 platter lift and 3 learners conveyor lifts

  • 25% beginner
  • 25% intermediate
  • 30% advanced
  • 20% expert

Mountain Facts

  • Base elevation: 1670 metres
  • Highest lifted point: 1860 metres
  • Vertical rise: 600 metres
  • Average snowfall: 2.9 metres