We’re about to shut the door on another epic winter season at Cardrona so it’s time to send it off with a bang! Cardrona’s Closing Day is this Sunday (October 5) and is bound to bring plenty of good times as always!
After opening on schedule this season with limited snowfall things kicked into gear a few weeks later with well received snow falls in July and large dumps in August (which included nearly a metre of snow falling over a week!). August and early September then produced record breaking amazing weather much to the delight of everyone up the hill. An unbelievably long run of consecutive fine days stretched to nearly a month, the final count being 29 days of blue skies!
Cardrona was again host to a range large scale events including The Northface Freeski Open of New Zealand, the FIS Tech Series and the Burton High Fives. While the pros went at it there were plenty more fun events for all types of competitors including the Cardrona Kids Cup, Volcom Peanut Butter Rail Jam, South Island Secondary School Champs, Dynastar Ski Masters and the NZ Youth Series. Still to come is the NZsnowboard.com Mini Pipe Champs on Saturday, while the Cardrona Junior Ski and Snowboard Nationals are currently underway this week. Keep a look out in 2015 for more awesome events at Cardrona including the biannual Winter Games.
However, every winter must come to an end and this year we’re looking to celebrate another awesome season on Closing Day which will include: live musicians and a DJ, woodfire pizzas in the courtyard, outside bars at Captains and Base Area and of course some final fun laps on the slopes!
All of us here at Cardrona would like to extend a big THANK YOU to everyone who came up this season. Have a safe and enjoyable summer and we look forward to seeing you all again next year!
Cardrona LOVES YOU!!
Pics: Closing Day 2013