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Welcome to Cardrona Alpine Resort

Welcome to Cardrona Alpine Resort, New Zealand's ultimate mountain playground!

Ski in Queenstown & Wanaka at New Zealand's favourite ski area – Cardrona Alpine Resort. Founded in 1980, Cardrona is now open for both winter skiing & snowboarding, as well as a range of summer activities.

Winter Ski Holiday

Whether you're on a Queenstown family ski holiday, a snowboard trip to Wanaka with your mates, or you're a die-hard local, there's something at Cardrona for everyone! From first time skiers & snowboarders, to Olympic & X Games medallists, everyone is welcome here – everyone's a VIP.

The kids are sorted from 3mths to 14yrs with ski & snowboard lessons for all ability levels, as well as an on-mountain Kids' Club & Ski Kindy. Adults can brush up their skills with either private or group ski & snowboard lessons.

Not skiing? Take a gondola ride to the top of the mountain, have a champagne at the Vista Bar, or give snow tubing a go in spring! Experience Cardrona by night with a la carte dinner at the Mezz, followed by a unique stargazing experience & stay in our ski-in/ski-out accommodation.

We're home to the legendary Cardrona Parks NZ – the Southern Hemisphere's most extensive terrain parks & pipes. Cardrona also hosts a range of Winter Events throughout the season to showcase up & coming local talent, along with the world's best skiers & snowboarders.


Summer Holidays

There's SO much to do on your Kiwi summer holiday at Cardrona. Fly into Queenstown, cruise over the Crown Range, or visit us from Wanaka & see what all the fuss is about!

For the adventure seeker...

Try New Zealand's only mountain carting experience right here at Cardrona! Zoom down the mountain on the specialist 3-wheeled, off-road carts... race your mates or explore the mountain at your pace. This is a one-of-a-kind activity, definitely a #nzmustdo!

For the mountain biker...

Check out Cardrona Bike Park, over 25km of lift-accessed, downhill mountain bike trails. This includes one of New Zealand's most iconic rides, the 1200m descending Cardrona Peak to Pub. The Cardrona Bike Park offers trails for all levels, & Mountain Bike Lessons for anyone wanting to brush up on their skills.

For the explorer...

Take a gondola ride to the top of the mountain & explore our hiking trails, read about local history, & see if you can spot a karearea – the New Zealand native falcon! 

For the dreamer...

We also offer our stargazing experience in summer, including free transport from Wanaka or the bottom of the Cardrona mountain road. There's a lot to see up there to get you inspired! Just like winter, you can grab a delicious dinner in the Mezz before, & stay in our on-mountain apartments any day of the summer season.