Cardrona Alpine Resort is a relaxed, family-friendly ski and snowboard resort located between Wanaka and Queenstown. Surrounded by breathtaking alpine scenery, these two lakeside destinations offer a dizzying array of activities, sights and sounds.
Cardrona’s Ski Season opens from 06 June 2020 – 18 October 2020, see our range of ski packages here.
- 1 x Chondola (gondola/chair lift)
- 4 x 4-seater chairslifts
- 1 x covered learner conveyor lift
- 3 x learner conveyor lifts
- Cardrona radiates with relaxation and fun
- Pristine groomed runs
- Free-ride terrain
- Wide open beginner trails
- Boasting the most extensive park and pipe facilities in the Southern Hemisphere
- 8 Cafes and Restaurants!
- Childcare and Lessons
Cardrona caters for everyone, first-timers to experts and has been fulfilling ski dreams for 35 years.
At Cardona, it’s all about you!! Book a learn to ski package for the ultimate learning experience, or place your children into Ski Kindy lessons while you lap the lifts. With a number of childcare options available, you can let your kids play at the licensed childcare centres or take a few ski lessons of their own (ages 2 and up).
There are 8 cafes and restaurants on the mountain — fast food and drinks at the Base Cafe; restaurant-style dining upstairs in The Mezz Cafe, with great views of the mountain; smoothies, juices, and coffees at the Juice and Java Bar; cooked-to-order noodles at the Noodle Bar; Mumm champagne, craft beer, coffee & snacks at Vista Bar, The Lounge, offering a full wine list, craft beer, coffee and deli-style bites, Little Meg Cafe with snacks and coffee on the go, and pizza at The Captains Pizzeria on the other side of the mountain. You are spoilt for choice!
It’s so simple to grab a Wanaka ski package at Cardrona. With a huge range of the latest snowboard and ski gear, clothing, and accessories, these rentals give you the freedom to travel without lugging around heavy equipment. Cardrona allows their rental gear to be used at the surrounding mountains of the Southern Lakes, and the gear can be returned to their offices in Wanaka or Queenstown for maximum convenience.
Smiley’s team of professional photographers will help you capture your unique memories from your trip to Cardrona, so be sure to smile when you see the camera.
The stunning views over the Cardrona Valley will inspire you, and the family atmosphere will keep everyone happy for days on end!
Before you head off on your New Zealand ski trip check out our handy resource. What to Pack for Travel in 2019: The Ultimate Checklist