Cardrona Alpine Resort

New Zealand’s ultimate mountain playground!

Cardrona Alpine Resort

Founded in 1980, Cardrona Alpine Resort is New Zealand’s most popular ski area, where everyone’s a VIP – from beginners and families to Olympic and X Games athletes. Cardrona’s 3 vast basins are home to NZ’s first cabin-style lift – the McDougall’s Express Chondola and the Southern Hemisphere’s most extensive terrain parks and pipes. Thanks to high altitude and an innovative snow management system, wide, open trails offer some of NZ’s best snow conditions. Take an easy drive from Queenstown or Wānaka and be welcomed with genuine Kiwi hospitality.

Cardrona’s 3 vast basins are home to the Southern Hemisphere’s most extensive terrain parks & pipes

Cardrona Parks

Cardrona is the home of the New Zealand Park and Pipe team, with world-class freestyle facilities. Cardrona has 4 terrain parks at progressive levels, including a World Cup Slopestyle course. Cardrona is also home to Australasia’s only 22ft Olympic standard Halfpipe, a 12-14ft International Halfpipe, a giant Big Air jump and a world-class gravity cross course. Cardrona Parks hosts many events, including the Winter Games NZ. The North Face Cardrona Park Crew are dedicated to producing progressive and internationally recognised terrain park features & courses. They regularly build, test and maintain all features.

Be welcomed
with genuine
Kiwi hospitality

Ski in Queenstown & Wanaka at Cardrona Alpine Resort

Mountain Info

Base Area Elevation: 1670m
Highest Lifted Point: 1860m
Vertical Rise: 600m

Terrain – 400 hectares
25% Beginner
25% Intermediate
30% Advanced
20% Expert

1 express Chondola – 8-person gondola cabins, 6 seater chairs
2 quad express chairlifts
2 quad fixed chairlifts
3 surface conveyor lifts (1 covered)
1 platter tow lift

Cardona Alpine Resort

Cardrona Alpine Resort Trail Maps

Cardona Alpine Resort - Trail map
Cardona Alpine Resort - base map

Winter Activities include: Skiing & Snowboarding, Ski & Snowboard School, Cardrona Alpine Ski Team, Cardrona Parks Squad, Cardrona Freeride Squad, Ski Kindy & Kids’ Club, Sightseeing and Tubing

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