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.
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...
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.