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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 Cook43 cm
Aspen Mountain33 cm
Mount Aspiring33 cm
Vail25 cm
Whistler24 cm
Breckenridge22 cm
Snowbird21 cm
Steamboat21 cm
Park City19 cm
Fernie18 cm
Last updated - 6 hours ago
Cardrona On Twitter
  • CardronaNZ: @MissSnowItAll Looks like mid-winter?!? 1 day ago
  • CardronaNZ: Who wants to build a snowman?! Cardrona Gondola open at 10am for sightseeing & snow play. Blue sky day after yest… 1 day ago
  • CardronaNZ: We’ve officially run out of ruler! 30cm+ of fresh snow has fallen today... & it’s still going!! ❄️❄️❄️ 1 day ago
  • CardronaNZ: Cardrona is CLOSED for summer activities today due to snowy conditions. Don’t forget Earlybird Season Pass sale en… 2 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Super stoked for @kiwiskiracer Adam Hall winning 🥇 in the Paralympics! So proud! ❤️ 5 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: A beauty day up here! Feeling those office blues? We're prescribing a dose of fresh mountain air... 25 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Hey @BarackObama ! Just an activity to add to your NZ bucket list: 😉 Keep us in mind! 25 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: All systems GO at Cardrona today. We currently have mountain fog lurking about so please wrap up warm. Hoping fo… 26 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Lifts closed today due to strong winds... but the MTB Nationals is still on. Downhill racing starts at 1pm 27 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Chondola open from 10am today for gondola rides & mountain carting. Biking will kick off at 4pm for TGIF with limit… 29 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: The Chondola & The Lounge are open - no mountain biking today, carting looking to open at 2pm once the snow melts! 30 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Activities are CLOSED today due to... SNOW!! We’ll see ya on Thursday 😊 31 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: We are CLOSED today as cyclone Gita heads our way. Metsevice is predicting 48cm of snow in the next 2 days! #Gita… 32 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: The Lounge is still open until 4pm & Noodle Bar will be open for dinner service!! 33 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: It's a bit grey, gloomy & chilly up here today - we're closed for the day & we hope to see you all tomorrow! 33 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: First snow of 2018!!! 5cm overnight. At 10am the road, Lounge Cafe & Gondola will open [for sightseeing]. Carti… 50 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Yahooooo for rain 👍! Torrential rain. Lightning & thunder too⛈ We are closed today. Summer snow forecast this arvo. We’ll keep you posted. 51 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: #summer ❤️ 56 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: It’s a sunshiny day out there above the clouds & the trails have had a lotta love from the rain & the trail crew...… 65 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Hungry? Grab a half price entrée or dessert with every main meal at Noodle Bar from 5.30pm tonight! 66 days ago