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The way we’re selling day and multi-day passes for Winter 2023 and beyond is changing – here’s all you need to know about the changes, and why we’re making them.
These are our two newest sustainability initiatives, and we need your help!
Days are getting sunnier, evenings are getting lighter, and with 6 weeks to go until the Cardrona Bike Park opens, it’s time to get prepped, dust your mountain bike off, and make it Queenstown-ready.
It's our final weekend of the season! Watch our season recap video and find out about our closing day event below.
We're into the final stretch of Winter '23, with our closing day happening next weekend, Oct 15! Read about what to expect from the day below. Photo: Belle Grace, Rider: Zoi Sadowski-Synnott
The Spring School Holidays kicked off with a storm and fresh powder, and it's Treble Cone's closing weekend. Read about it below!
Plant a Seed is one of Cardrona and Treble Cone’s ongoing conservation projects, aimed at restoring and regenerating the mauri (lifeforce) of te maunga.
Don't let yesterday's warm weather fool you - we're in a huge spring storm, rolling into tonight! Read all about it below.
At the end of Māori language week, the Jossi Wells Invitational is just kicking off! Read all about it below.
The Jossi Wells Invitational is back for 2023! Two mountains and three huge events, you don't want to miss this. Read about it below.
Cold sunny conditions, Winter Games NZ and Winter Pride all continue this week! Read all about it below.
Spring conditions are starting to turn up on the slopes, meanwhile, big winter events are about to kick off. Read all about it in this week's What's On.
The conditions are continuing to be awesome and we're installing more in the park every week. Read all about it below.
Our waste reduction journey has been a core focus at Cardrona and Treble Cone for years, and recently we’ve taken significant steps to become waste-free destinations.
All lifts are open as great conditions continue this week across Cardrona and Treble Cone. Read all about it below.
August has arrived with 20cm of snowfall in the last 24hrs. Read all about it in this week's What's On.
Snow's landed with our latest spring pass, and new terrain is open. Read all about it in this week's what's on.
This winter we’ll be relaxing in our newest food outlet, eating ice cream, pies, and taking a leaf out of Carol's book.
It's been a wholesome week up at Cardrona. Catch up with what's happened and what's coming up on the maunga.
This Friday is Matariki, a weekend celebrating the beginning of the Māori Year. Here's what's happening up the maunga.
The school holidays are in full swing, Cardrona got snow and battled with gale winds, and Treble Cone opened!
Australian School holidays are here! Read about how to prepare for the school holidays, Treble Cone updates, what's on in the terrain parks and a Kid's Cup event.
Read these 5 tips on how to use our snow sports school during these school holidays.
It's great to be back! Read on about how to prepare for the school holidays, Treble Cone, and what's going on up the mountain.
Get ready for a full season of fun. Winter ’23 sees more food and beverage options, heaps of events, and your favourite skiing and riding all season.
Check out this easy breakdown of all our lift passes on offer, to help you decide what will work for you.
Have you heard? We've dropped our Cardrona Parks doco: Moving Mountains. Plus, more summer events to come.
Summer's back! And it's not messing around. Welcome to the start of a new summer monthly What's On, helping you navigate what's hot up the mountain.
We asked Burton boarder Cayley Alger to give us a recap on what went down at ‘She’ll be Right’.
What a fantastic Winter Season it's been! Read on to find out about our fun and final send-off this weekend.
Spring slush one weekend and winter blizzards the next. We're heading into our final week and it's looking awesome!
With some spring snow, sun and slush, we're welcoming families up the maunga for the final couple of weeks of the season.
The Jossi Wells Invitational last weekend has left us wanting more...
We're in full swing of the Jossi Wells Invitational, and the big show is on tomorrow!
Winter's still all to play for, and so is the 2022 Jossi Wells Invitational!
With Conservation Week in full swing, we’ve been doing our bit to help the environment and the beautiful place we call home.
The week has involved a whole lotta love so far. Conservation Week, Winter Games NZ, and Pride Week are all going on.
This weekend kicks off Winter Pride, and we're celebrating our rainbow community!
We're riding high on excitement for the rest of August, with Gnarloms, Masters, and Prides all to come.
We've announced the Jossi Wells Invitational is back, The Battle of the Bubble is ON, and the weather's been amazing.
When we thought it might be getting warmer, the snow just kept on coming.
Winter is flying by, and we're rolling into August like it's nobody's business. Here's what you need to know about the week...
July's school holidays are almost at a close, and it's sure been a snowy one. Here's what we've got to look forward to...
We're one week deep into the NZ school holidays and a whole lot deeper in snow. Here's what's gone on...
Carpooling is the ultimate win-win situation these school holidays. We think it’s so great, we’ve put together five tips that will help you get on board.
The July NZ school holidays are upon us! Here's all that's going on for the first week up at Cardrona and Treble Cone.
Coming up the mountain for the first time with your family in tow can be a lengthy process, so let us help you to help yourselves by maximizing yours and your littleun’s precious time up here.
How is it July already?! This week's What's On includes info about events over the next week or so, and how to navigate our peak time on the mountain.
It's the first long weekend we've ever celebrated during the winter season - here's What's On this Matariki weekend.
Since we last posted this blog, a lot has happened - Opening Day, HEAPS of fresh snow and more.
With a decent dump of snow and more on the way, a film launch, and Opening Day tomorrow, it's been a fun week for our team!
Today the New Zealand government announced that Aussies will be back on the Kiwi slopes this winter, so we thought we'd fill you in on what's been going on since you've been away.
Introducing our new system - and what it means for your Cardrona and Treble Cone experience!
We're heading into the final stretch of the season and there's a lot of fun still to be had!
Spring skiing and riding is here... and the mountain is in great shape for the rest of the season!
Now we're in Level 2, we're back up on the mountain while following Level 2 guidelines.
After a warm start to the week, we're in for a wintry blast this weekend!
We woke up today to 10cm of fresh snow and (fingers crossed) there's more on the way next week!
What a week we've had on the mountain... Willow's is finally open!
Being the Official Dad Cam for your ski or snowboard crew is a high-pressure role... so we put together some tips to improve on your skills and be the best Dad Cam out!
We've had an absolute blast these July school holidays - thanks for spending time with us!
We're heading into the last week of the July school holidays, and here's all you need to know about the week ahead.
Both mountains had their first pow days for the season, and Captain's is almost ready to open!
Visiting Cardrona this season? Here's our guide to Winter 2021 with important information about the season ahead!
These blogs will be released every Friday of the winter season - check in each week for an update on what's happening at both Cardrona and Treble Cone over the coming week.
We asked a couple of local experts, Jay Smith and Leigh Fountain, to help with some top tips for a day skiing or snowboarding in NZ with your kids.
We took 17 of NZ's best skiers and snowboarders on an adventure down the Kawarau River with our friends at Go Orange... here's what happened.
It's that time of year again... here's our 2020 guide for some great last-minute gifts from the team at Cardrona Corner!
We're heading into the final week of the season, and we're celebrating our 40th birthday with a huge après ski party!
We're heading into the second week of the October School Holidays at Cardrona, and it's Junior Nationals week!
We're heading into the October school holidays up at Cardrona - and we're cramming a LOT into the last three weeks of the season!
It's time for a blast from the past... recreate an old Cardrona photo and win a GoPro!
There's just one month left of the 2020 Cardrona winter season and we've had another week to remember up here!
Spring has it all - sunny days, snowstorms, slush and powder. If you're visiting in the October school holidays, you'll need to be ready!
After another awesome few days on the slopes, it looks like we're heading into a stormy start to next week...
The temperature is dropping and it looks like there's some snow on the way... welcome to spring!
We've settled into the Level 2 groove at Cardrona and Treble Cone – here's what's coming up next week.
Some common terms and their definitions to help skiers and snowboarders learn a thing or two about how we describe the current conditions in the daily snow report.
This weekend we're holding our first event of the Winter 2020 season - Mountain Bikes on Snow!
We've had an incredible July up at Cardrona this year, and there's so much more coming up in August.
The July school holidays are over and there's some snow in the forecast this coming week!
After a few days of big snowstorms, it's looking super wintry up here and we're leading into an awesome second week of the July school holidays!
We've got a snowy weekend ahead and we're ready to open Captain's – this week's Cardrona What's On is packed full of goodness!
We're very excited to be opening for our 40th birthday season tomorrow - here's all you need to know!
Bruce and Stacey Wells have called Cardrona home for almost 40 years. They've worked here, played here and raised a family here.
The first-ever Speights Peak to Pub DH went down (literally) on Saturday – here's how it all went!
I took a First Timer MTB lesson with the Cardrona Bike School. You know, for science.
It's our 40th birthday this year, so here's how we're celebrating!
We've got some important news about Pringles we need to share with you.
Cardrona Alpine Resorts + Treble Cone: it's finally happening... officially!
A sunny Saturday on the trails made for a nail-biting finish in this year's DHSS Dirtstar Downhill!
Dear PET bottles. It's not us, it's you.
It's just not gonna work out.
We put together some of our top tips for activities to do both on the mountain and down in the Cardrona Valley this summer... are your favourites on our list?
It's finally here – the last weekend of the 2019 Cardrona winter! Let's see off this year's Southern Lakes ski season with a bang...
We're heading into the last week of the 2019 season – it's time to get those last turns in and join the celebration!
As we approach our 40th anniversary in 2020, it's a perfect time to reflect on some of the people who made it all possible, and share with you some exciting news about where we're heading.
It's been a big week of competition at the SSNZ Junior Nationals. This weekend we are looking forward to launching our Enviro Day on Saturday, and partying with Pengi on Sunday...
We're in the middle of a wintry blast up here and we're about to kick off the 2019 Junior Freestyle Nationals!
It's so important to us to look after our maunga and the environment in general. Read about what we're doing up at Cardrona now, and our goals for the future.
Tomorrow we're kicking off the first-ever NZ-wide Spring Ski Week, we've had some great turns today, and the Monster Energy Jossi Wells invitational finishes this weekend!
We asked NZ Freeride Team skier Manu Barnard for his favourite spots at Cardrona for big mountain riding – here's what he had to say!
Are you ready for this week's Monster Energy Jossi Wells Invitational? Canada's Noah Morrison sure is – he comes for it every year and this is why...
Spring is here, and so is the 2019 Monster Energy Jossi Wells Invitational!
Spring's almost here, and so is Father's Day – so here's our list of why your dad should be skiing and snowboarding to celebrate...
It's not every day you get tips from World Cup-winning snowboarders... here's Chris Corning, fresh off his Winter Games NZ victory in Big Air, to give you some pointers on hitting jumps!
When we got an email from John back in March, we hatched a plan together... and his lovely girlfriend Kali had absolutely no idea...
Looking for the ultimate guide to watching the Winter Games NZ at Cardrona? Find out all about the biggest event on our calendar here!
Next week we're kicking off the Winter Games NZ at Cardrona – we can't wait to check out all the action on the mountain!
This year's Monster Energy Jossi Wells Invitational is just around the corner... are you coming up to watch?
To help you preserve those precious memories of your Cardrona family ski holiday, we asked the team at GoPro for their tips on how to capture some sweet GoPro photos and videos for the family album!
Thanks to last week's snowfall, a whole lot of snowmaking, and some very cool technology, Valley View opened for 2019 on Wednesday!
Want to know what Cardrona ski trails to head down to take your skiing or snowboarding to the next level? Instructor Russ Kauff has got the ultimate low-down on where to go and when!!
Winter is well and truly back! We've had 37cm of fresh snow, with massive wind drifts and more on the way!
We've sounded a bit like a broken record this week, but it's been sun, sun and more sun up here to finish off July!!
The July school holidays are officially over and everyone is back skiing and riding this Saturday!
Ever wondered how Shapeshifter frontman P.Digsss shreds his home mountain? We had a chat to the man himself to find out!
Teaching your mates to ski and snowboard? We've got 10 easy steps to help you out!
The Aussies are here, now it's time to add the Kiwis into the mix for the July School Holidays at Cardrona...
Whatever the conditions, the longer you can stay warm and dry, the more fun you’ll have in winter’s playground. We asked the experts at icebreaker for their top tips on what layers to wear for all-day comfort.
The Aussies are here, now it's time to add the Kiwis into the mix for the July School Holidays at Cardrona...
We're so excited to get skiing and snowboarding out at Captain's – it's opening this weekend!
Check out our top 5 tips to fuel your ski or snowboard addiction... without breaking the bank!
It’s not easy knowing what gear to bring for your first family ski holiday. Here are our top tips for essentials that won’t break the bank!
Queenstown Winter Festival has kicked off and we're opening Whitestar this weekend!!
We asked travel blogger, influencer and huge Cardrona fan, Young Adventuress, for her top tips for skiing, snowboarding and more at Cardrona. This is what she had to say!
The first "What's On" blog for 2019 – this week we're all about the Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival and what to expect in our early-season conditions.
Cardrona ski instructor Russ Kauff has a few tips to get ready for the upcoming winter season, & make the most of it while you're here!
We’ve got important news to share about the Pringles development for the upcoming winter.
We're doing the first ever Wanaka Relay for Life & we'd love you to come on board!
Our Cardrona Bike School instructors are a motley crew with tips, skills & laughs to share - meet the team!
The 5th annual Mega Avalanche was a battle of Kiwi mountain biking legends.. & it did NOT disappoint!
Coming mountain biking at Cardrona this summer? Here’s everything you’re gonna need for a day out in the Bike Park!
Check out our top 5 tips for getting ready for the mountain biking season...
We asked some local kids what they thought Cardrona would look like when they're grown-ups - this is what they had to say.
Read our Snow Sports School's top tips for skiing in spring snow conditions!
Check out the livestream for the 3rd annual Jossi Wells Invitational!
Wanaka has produced an uncanny number of talented freeskiing brothers who are all achieving big things on the world stage.
Our top picks for what to do in the spring school holidays in Queenstown and Wānaka. There’s something for everyone!
We had a chat to Olympic bronze medallist, snowboarder Zoi Sadowski-Synnott, about her career so far, & her hopes for the future.
Learn more about Adaptive snow sports with this piece from our Heart of Gold magazine by Snow Sports NZ's Alex Kerr!
With so many options, buying a snowboard can be overwhelming... so we asked the legends at Burton NZ for their top tips!
Check out our Snow Sports School's top 5 tips for carving on skis like a boss!
Summer 2019 is set to be another busy one of developments up here at Cardrona – we've got a new lift & advanced terrain going in at "Pringles"!
Make your family snow trip easy peasy – here are our 5 Top Tips for skiing with your kids on your Queenstown or Wanaka holiday!
Building a road to a ski area is no easy feat... find out why & how John & Mary Lee built their road to Cardrona Alpine Resort back in the 1970s!
Yup, you heard right… we’re gonna be skiing & snowboarding in Soho Basin!
Pro snowboarder Christy Prior is one of the smoothest riders out there... this is her Cardrona!
Watch the full livestream of the Cardrona Legends of Steel rail jam, part of the 2018 Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival.