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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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Cardrona On Twitter
  • CardronaNZ: @SnowForecast @Ski_Press Looks like mid-Winter up here! 24 hrs ago
  • CardronaNZ: Date check!?! Looks like mid-August 😱 #AreYouIn #NZMustDo 24 hrs ago
  • CardronaNZ: Chucking with snow! Looks like we are in for a good start on June 19. #blizzard 4 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Just 32 sleeps to go & we're getting excited... a wee dusting in the forecast for tomorrow according to the team at @SnowForecast ! 11 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Some local high schoolers are putting together a product to de-ice your windscreens, fill out the survey to help th… 11 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: What a start!! ANOTHER huge autumn dump. 50cm+ & still snowing. What will winter bring?! 26 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: 26cm & still falling 👌❄️⛄️ 27 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: 65 sleeps to go... start frothing!! ☃️❄️☃️ Photo: James Mulcahy 43 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Good morning snow!! ⛄️❄️ 45 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Here we go... full steam ahead with winter prep!! Opening Day is June 16 - cya then! 52 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: What a stunner for Summer Closing Day! Kids Easter activities kick off at midday. Enjoy 🐣👌 55 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: @MissSnowItAll Looks like mid-winter?!? 64 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Who wants to build a snowman?! Cardrona Gondola open at 10am for sightseeing & snow play. Blue sky day after yest… 64 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: We’ve officially run out of ruler! 30cm+ of fresh snow has fallen today... & it’s still going!! ❄️❄️❄️ 64 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Cardrona is CLOSED for summer activities today due to snowy conditions. Don’t forget Earlybird Season Pass sale en… 65 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Super stoked for @kiwiskiracer Adam Hall winning 🥇 in the Paralympics! So proud! ❤️ 68 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: A beauty day up here! Feeling those office blues? We're prescribing a dose of fresh mountain air... 88 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Hey @BarackObama ! Just an activity to add to your NZ bucket list: 😉 Keep us in mind! 88 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: All systems GO at Cardrona today. We currently have mountain fog lurking about so please wrap up warm. Hoping fo… 89 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Lifts closed today due to strong winds... but the MTB Nationals is still on. Downhill racing starts at 1pm 90 days ago