Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Cardrona.
- Season opens21 Jun 2021
- Season closes17 Oct 2021
- Restaurants | Bars5 | 8
- Nearest Airport Queenstown
- Nearest Train Station —
- Tourist Office Website
- Tourist Office Phone+64 3 4438880
The terrain at Cardrona includes::
- Terrain Parks4
- 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.
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Cardrona Live Weather
|Resort||Snow Depth||Temp. (°C)||Wind (km/h)||Weather|
|Top Lift:||0.8 m|
|Bottom Lift:||0.4 m|
When's the snowiest month to visit Cardrona?
What's the snow currently like in Cardrona?
A summary of the current snow conditions in Cardrona. View more information on the Cardrona detailed snow report page.
- Piste ConditionSpring snow
- Off-piste Condition—
|Upper snow depth:||35 cm|
|Lower snow depth:||35 cm|
Visitor Reviews of Cardrona
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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