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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)
Whistler71 cm
Fernie59 cm
Niseko52 cm
Sun Peaks38 cm
Big White36 cm
Hakuba35 cm
Silver Star35 cm
Lake Louise34 cm
Mount Cook31 cm
Mount Aspiring14 cm
Last updated - 4 hours ago
Cardrona On Twitter
  • CardronaNZ: We’re open till 8pm tonight! Come on up after work & grab a burger & beer for dinner for just $16... omnomnom 2 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: A bit of a misty old day up here... we’ve even had a few snow flurries!! It’s a good day for a hot chocolate 😊 4 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: A sprinkle of rain overnight & our trails are looking fiiiiiiine πŸ˜‰ See you up here for a great day with high cloud… 4 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: It's another fine day up on the mountain - we're open today for all your biking, carting & hiking needs! 5 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Dirt will be lip smackingly good today! Bit of rain last night & the sun is coming out πŸ‘Œβ˜€οΈ #herodirt 8 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: A sunny day up here with light winds - all activities are good to go at 10am! Cya up here πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ 12 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: What an outstanding start to summer πŸ‘Œβ˜€οΈ We are now open 7 Days a week (except Christmas DayπŸŽ„) 14 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Cardrona opens for Summer on Sat Dec. 2nd :-) #excited 26 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: It's the LAST DAY to grab a 2018 Season Pass at 2017 Earlybird rates! Price Freeze ends midnight - don't miss out! 47 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: There are a couple of places left on our L1 & L2 Instructor Training Course in China this Nov - email if you're interested! 59 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: A bit of mountain fog will come in & out today. Bring your low light goggles! 70 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: A massive good luck to Cardrona staff member Menno as he embarks on his adventure to hike the length of NZ! 73 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 75 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: We'll be making a final call around 10am 76 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: We are currently on-hold due to strong wind. We do expect this to drop! 76 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 76 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Another fabulous spring morning β˜€οΈfirm at first. The snow will soften when the sun comes up πŸ˜ƒ 77 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!! 81 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 😊 82 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 😊 83 days ago