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Cardrona Alpine Resort is a relaxed and friendly ski and snowboard resort located between Wanaka and Queenstown, New Zealand. We have specialist slopes for beginners, wide open groomed slopes for intermediates, chutes for the advanced and an extensive park for freestylers.

Snow Resort Stats



Elevation Top 1860m
Elevation Bottom 1670m
Vertical Drop 600m
Skiable Terrain 345ha
Longest Run 4km
Beginner 25%%
Intermediate 50%%
Advanced 25%%
Total Number of Trails



Total 7
Highest Lifted Point 1860m
Gondolas & Trams 0 \\
High Speed Sixes
High Speed Quads 2
Quad Chairs 2
Triple Chairs 0 \\
Double Chairs 0 \\
Surface Lifts 3
Uphill Capacity 11,000 people/hour

Snow Making

Snow Making
Total Number of Guns 42
Annual Average Snowfall 2.9m

Terrain Parks

Terrain Park

Total 4
Half Pipes 2
Half Pipe Size 22ft, 18ft
Total Terrain Park Area Size

Location & Travel Info
Country: New Zealand
Region: South Island
Address: Cardrona Alpine Resort

PO Box 117,

18 Dunmore St, Wanaka,

New Zealand.
Phone: +64-3-443-7411
Nearest Town: Wanaka
Nearest Airport: Queenstown
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Next Snow
ResortSnow Forecasted
(7 Day Forecast)
Mount Aspiring64 cm
Mount Cook30 cm
Tukino13 cm
Turoa13 cm
Whakapapa13 cm
Ben Lomond6 cm
Charlotte Pass6 cm
Mount Mawson6 cm
Thredbo6 cm
Alpure Peaks5 cm
Last updated - 57 minutes ago
Cardrona On Twitter
  • CardronaNZ: Good Morning! We are open with a mainly sunny day. The snow is in squeaky dry condition. All Nations trail is open & ready to ride 11 hrs ago
  • CardronaNZ: Here it comes! It's snowing half way down the road. 2WD fit chains please 😊 2 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Cardrona is open this morning! Whitestar is turning so we now 4 lifts operational. On-piste conditions are fab ❤️ 8 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Captain's opened today & Whitestar on track for tomorrow! 8 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: 15cm of snow & counting! We're CLOSED today due to very high winds - Captain's opening tomorrow... :) 10 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: We've had snow flurries all morning & more on the forecast. Let it snow!! ❄️❄️❄️❄️ 12 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: 9 millions litres & counting ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️ only 5 more sleeps! 19 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Blowing 4,000 litres of water through the guns every minute. ❄️❄️❄️ 20 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: The temps have dropped & we have fired up the guns 20 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: The snow has arrived in Wanaka - kids play starts at 3pm :-) 21 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Welcome to Winter Snow Jam is happening today! Snow in town ❄️ bring the kids 21 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Last chance! Season Pass sale ends at midnight ❄️ 24 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Good coverage in Captains after yesterday's storm but Main Basin is fairly wind stripped. Pumped 10mill of water thru the snow guns today 34 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: The snow guns are blazing. 22 sleeps. #winteriscalling 36 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: First Gondola Cabin ❤️... can't wait to climb into this on Opening Day. 28 sleeps. #winteriscalling 42 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: From our team to yours! #happymothersday #Iloveyoumum 44 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: RT @SavagePandaSnow: Enter to win our Ultimate Custom @CardronaNZ Giveaway for two: #OffTheRackIsDead… 44 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: One month to go. Snow in tomorrow's forecast ❄️❄️❄️ #winteriscalling 44 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Well hey! Nice to see you winter 😀 20cms on the forecast today 🕸️🕸️🕸️ 55 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: A super sized present waiting to be unwrapped! 44 sleeps 😃❄️ 58 days ago