Cardrona Alpine Resort | Ski New Zealand

Something for everyone at Cardrona!

Cardrona Alpine Resort has something for everyone. Wide, gentle slopes for beginners, cruisey 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

Cardrona 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

Why Ski New Zealand?

Simple - Because every visitor to New Zealand deserves the very best experience.

At Ski New Zealand we know that simply selling you one of our Ski Packages isn't enough to ensure a great experience.

That’s why we take the time to prepare our suggestions to include the things we know our guests want and will enjoy. Almost 90% of the SKI NZ packages we create and book are tailor-made for our guests. We take the time to consult with you, learn about your group’s abilities, the kind of place you enjoy staying in, how you want to travel up and down the mountain and of course how you want to feel about your Ski Holiday. By this we mean some people want to be completely exhausted and exhilarated at the end of each day, some want to take it easy, enjoy a few runs and then a coffee or a wine. Everyone is different.
Our team of New Zealand specialists are based in Wanaka which if you didn’t already know is probably the best location to be in if you enjoy winter snow sports. Nearly everyone here enjoys skiing or snowboarding, some to extreme levels and others enjoy a more relaxed and family approach to the slopes. This means we have people who with real-life, real-time experience located right in the heart of New Zealand’s ski area. The advice they give comes with true local knowledge.

So if you want to explore Coronet Peak or the Remarkables in Queenstown, Cardrona, Snow farm or Treble Cone in Wanaka, Roundhill & Mt. Dobson in Tekapo or Mt. Hutt near Christchurch then talk to the team at Ski New Zealand before you book your next winter holiday.