Cardrona Resort Guide

The Cardrona resort summary is: Cardrona has 8 lifts within its 283 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for all levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 600m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 34 trail at Cardrona.


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Cardrona Resort Guide

The Cardrona resort summary is: Cardrona has 8 lifts within its 283 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for all levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 600m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 34 trail at Cardrona.

Vertical:

Top: 1894m
Arrow
600m
Bot: 1294m

Best for:

Advanced level skier
Intermediates/
Advanced

Trails:

34
25%
25%
50%

Hectares of Ski:

283
Snowmaking:Yes

Cardrona Lifts:

  • drag lift icon4
  • ski lift icon3
  • cablecar icon1
Total lifts = 8
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Visiting Cardrona

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Cardrona.

  • Season opens
    21 Jun 2021
  • Season closes
    17 Oct 2021
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants | Bars
    5 | 8
  • Nearest Airport
    Queenstown
  • Nearest Train Station
  • Tourist Office Website
  • Tourist Office Phone
    +64 3 4438880

Cardrona Features

The terrain at Cardrona includes::

  • Halfpipes
    2
  • Terrain Parks
    4
  • X-Country
  • Ski Hire

What's it like at Cardrona resort?

Cardrona is located between Wanaka and Queenstown. The resort sits at 1760m. Cardrona has a good snow record and 8 lifts open up over 320 hectares of skiable terrain. The terrain at Cardrona is rugged and offers lots of natural features that make it interesting. There are good nursery slopes to learn on and the resort offers organised kids activities for children from 3 months to 12 years. This leaves the big kids free to play! Snowboarders and freestyle skies have 2 pipes and 4 terrain parks to explore. Some accommodation is available on site, which is quite unusual for a commercial ski field in New Zealand, but both Wanaka and Queenstown are within easy reach anyway.


Explore Cardrona Location Map

Interactive Cardrona trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.

Cardrona Live Weather

ResortSnow DepthTemp. (°C)Wind (km/h)Weather
Top Lift: 0.8m
-4
25
clear
Middle Lift: 
-2
15
clear
Bottom Lift: 0.4m
-3
10
part cloud
Latest webcam

When's the snowiest month to visit Cardrona?

MayAverage: 3.1 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Cardrona is week 4 of May. There are typically 3.1 snowy days during this week with 21cm of snowfall. Check out the Cardrona Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Cardrona

Overall: 3.7 Based on 25 votes and 23 reviews

  • Snowsure 4.0
  • Variety of pistes 3.9
  • Off-piste 3.3
  • Scenery 4.4
  • Apres-Ski 3.2
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Ron Eckstrom from New Zealand writes:

Won’t go back in a hurry.Massive long lines, short runs, marginal snow conditions. Really not much different than Coronet Peak in overall ski quality, except 1 more chairlift running 5X as many people. Awful access road, but ever so slightly more snow. Felt like a second class citizen waiting in long lines for the literally hundreds of red shirted Cardrona ski schoolers, with instant lift line access, while we waited for each lift for 30-45 minutes. Extremely disappointing experience.

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