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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)
Whistler99 cm
Mount Cook44 cm
Fernie39 cm
Hakuba27 cm
Myoko27 cm
Big White23 cm
Mount Aspiring21 cm
Lake Louise20 cm
Aspen Mountain17 cm
Silver Star15 cm
Last updated - 9 hours ago
Cardrona On Twitter
  • CardronaNZ: Today's all about Downhill in the National Champs!OPEN for all activities on a mainly fine day. Dress warm for the light winds,see you soon! 2 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: A fine start to the day so bring your sunscreen,we're open for all activities & trails are superb!The NZ MTB Nationals are all go,have fun! 3 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: After work rides are ON & it's a cracker evening! Start the weekend the right way by getting a few laps in...our lift stays open until 8pm! 4 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: We're super excited for our Geo Adventures Fun Day today! Come up for some lift-accessed frisbee golf & orienteering...perfect day for it! 9 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Today's an absolute stunner!! Open for all activities from 10am-4pm & Friday night biking until 8pm! Don't forget the sunblock, see you soon 11 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Plan for #winter2017 early & save! Earlybird Flexi Passes give you @CardronaNZ & @treblecone on one pass & more! 15 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Open today with clear skies & moderate winds forecast to increase later. Temp is currently 10 deg & warmig but bring a jacket for the wind. 16 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Sunny morning with clear skies & fresh temps so dress warm.All activities are running as well as the 100% Gravity Enduro! Register from 9am. 17 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: TGIF! Open today & it's currently fine with a slim chance of a shower this afternoon, bring that extra layer & remember we're open till 8pm! 18 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: The epic mid week riding conditions continue! Open today with morning cloud burning off to leave blue sky & sunshine...see you at 10am :) 19 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: An absolutely glorious day on the cards! This is what summer's all about, sunshine & superb trail conditions...see you for a hump day ride! 20 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: We're OPEN today with passing cloud expected to burn off to leave a sweeeet day ahead. Dirt conditions are awesome after yesterdays rain :) 21 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Terrific tacky trail conditions today from the overnight rain! Enjoy some biking, carting & tubing fun! Or even just a coffee! Open from 10! 27 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Ski & snowboard instructors...winter's just around the corner! Application for Snow Sports School opens tomorrow! 28 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Good morning...we're open on a fantastic day! Warm temps, sunshine & the trails are in beauuuutiful condition after the rain this weekend :) 29 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: We are CLOSED today...the rain has set in & the winds are forecast to pick up so grab a coffee & have a cosy Sunday! 30 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: A glorious day ahead!Trails are looking amazing & the sun is shining. Best day of the week to go biking, carting or tubing, see you at 10am! 31 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Morning rain will delay our opening today until 12pm. Forecast is looking great for the rest of the day, remember we're open till 8pm, TGIF! 32 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: We're BACK! Snow's melted so all summer activities are ON from 10am. A few showers in the forecast so bring a jacket, trails look superb! 33 days ago
  • CardronaNZ: Mezz Cafe is open today but we won't be running for mountain biking, carting or tubing. The snow's gone, we just need the trails to dry :) 34 days ago