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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 Cook94 cm
Niseko60 cm
Mount Aspiring38 cm
Whistler36 cm
Lake Louise23 cm
Fernie22 cm
Big White15 cm
Aspen Mountain11 cm
Vail11 cm
Sun Peaks10 cm
Last updated - 7 hours ago
Cardrona On Twitter
  • CardronaNZ: There are a couple of places left on our L1 & L2 Instructor Training Course in China this Nov - email if you're interested! 3 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: A bit of mountain fog will come in & out today. Bring your low light goggles! 13 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: A massive good luck to Cardrona staff member Menno as he embarks on his adventure to hike the length of NZ! 17 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: The sun is shining & the weather is sweet. Crisp at first then softening to soft springy goodness. Good luck Junior Nationals athletes! β˜€οΈ 18 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: We'll be making a final call around 10am 19 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: We are currently on-hold due to strong wind. We do expect this to drop! 19 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Lots of sunshine with a bit of scattered cloud. Westerly winds should ease throughout the day. Tubing is BACK for the school hols 12 - 4pm 19 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Another fabulous spring morning β˜€οΈfirm at first. The snow will soften when the sun comes up πŸ˜ƒ 20 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Crack open your sunscreen... it's gonna be a sunny day!! β˜€οΈ We're open today with a fine day, spring snow & big smiles 😊 See you up here!! 24 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: We're open with sun & snow showers this morning. The wind's done a stellar job of drying out our snow & main trails skiing & riding nicely 😊 25 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Our lifts are CLOSED today due to rain β˜”οΈ, gale force winds πŸ’¨ & lightning ⚑️! We'll be giving our snow a lot of love as the storm passes 😊 26 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Goooood morning! Another superb spring morning. Grab your sunscreen & we'll see you soon β˜€οΈπŸ‘Œ 27 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: We are open with a cheeky 2cm overnight & a few flakes forecast throughout the day. A southerly change is coming β„οΈπŸ‘πŸ» 34 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: 25cm of new snow in the last 24hrs. Moderate SW wind & snow showers today so wrap up warm. All vehicles fit chains at the Pine Trees. 41 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: We're OPEN and it's a POW DAY!! 10cm fresh, come get some! 42 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: 6.45am: Lifts are ON HOLD this morning while we see what this pesky wind is doing! 10cm of fresh POW overnight & it's still going!! ❄️ 42 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: It's overcast at the moment with snow forecast for later on in the day ❄️Winter Games NZ Snowboard Halfpipe & Closing Ceremony on TODAY! 43 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: The mountain is looking sweeeet after yesterday's 16cm of snow. Light snow showers. Still plenty of fresh tracks. Chains on 2WD. 44 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Still snowing! All vehicles to fit chains at chain bay 1 please 45 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Snow!!!! 12cm overnight down to Valley View & its still snowing ❄️❄️❄️. Winds expected to drop later in the day. 2WD fit chains please 45 days ago