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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 Aspiring73 cm
Mount Cook59 cm
Mount Baw Baw36 cm
Mount Buller32 cm
Mount Stirling32 cm
Selwyn Snowfields31 cm
Charlotte Pass28 cm
Thredbo27 cm
Falls Creek25 cm
Hotham25 cm
Last updated - 10 hours ago
Cardrona On Twitter
  • 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 4 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: The snow guns are blazing. 22 sleeps. #winteriscalling 6 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: First Gondola Cabin ❤️... can't wait to climb into this on Opening Day. 28 sleeps. #winteriscalling 12 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: From our team to yours! #happymothersday #Iloveyoumum 13 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: RT @SavagePandaSnow: Enter to win our Ultimate Custom @CardronaNZ Giveaway for two: #OffTheRackIsDead… 14 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: One month to go. Snow in tomorrow's forecast ❄️❄️❄️ #winteriscalling 14 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Well hey! Nice to see you winter 😀 20cms on the forecast today 🕸️🕸️🕸️ 25 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: A super sized present waiting to be unwrapped! 44 sleeps 😃❄️ 28 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Much love to our Tawaki - Pengi on #WorldPenguinDay! Time he had an extreme makeover... watch this space! 29 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Fancy yourself a pro mountain biker? You should have ticked off most of the spots that feature on this list! 50 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: The last day is upon us! It's been such an amazing summer season & we have a sunny day to cap it off :). Dress warm & we'll see you at 10am! 53 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: When we built the Chondola, we never expected this! Find out more about the gold nugget found this morning 54 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Winter's only 71 sleeps away, here's 5 ways to get ready! Remember, Earlybird Season Pass sale finishes at MIDNIGHT! 55 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: LAST DAY to grab your Earlybird Season Pass! Sale ends at MIDNIGHT... don't miss our first winter with the Chondy!… 55 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Less than 48hrs to grab an Earlybird Season Pass! New Chondola. Extended Season. Sale ends Mar 31! 56 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Not long left to grab an Earlybird Season Pass! New Chondola. Extended Season. More days,more laps. Sale ends Mar 31! 59 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Kia ora team, we are CLOSED today unfortunately. It's a rainy old Sunday, perfect for relaxing in front of the fire, see you next weekend! 60 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Open today for all activities. Low cloud sits over us currently which is forecast to clear later. Bring warm clothes & have a great weekend! 61 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Fancy a FREE Earlybird Unlimited Season Pass? Design a Cardrona tee & flick it to us...winner takes the pass & more! 67 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: The first tower of the Chondola will be installed TODAY! Check out our facey page to catch it live around 3pm.… 70 days ago