Beginners & First Timers

Beginner & First Timer packages: lessons, lift passes & equipment

We love beginners & first timers at Cardrona! Lessons are run by highly experienced instructors who love to help new skiers or snowboarders get up on the mountain! Our beginner slopes are gentle, safe & offer stunning views towards Queenstown & Wanaka!

There are a variety of packages to choose from if you’re a first timer or beginner: 

First Timer lesson packages – include learners area lift passes, rental equipment & lessons.  They are the most cost-effective way to learn how to ski or snowboard. First Timer packages are for people who have NEVER EVER been on snow before.

Single & full day lesson packages not your absolute first time? Check out our single & full day lesson packages which are ideal for beginners who have been on skis or a snowboard before & are looking to progress further.

Advanced bookings are not required & can be purchased at any of our ticket counters on the day you wish to learn to ski or snowboard. First Timer packages are available as a single day or we offer 2 & 3 day ‘learn to ski’ packages. 

First Timer Packages

Adult First Timer Ski or Snowboard Packages 2016

Specifically for those who have not skied or snowboarded before, the one day First Timer Package includes:

  • A Learner Conveyor lift pass
  • Rental equipment
  • 2hr morning lesson & 2.5hr afternoon lesson.

Choose from the following lesson times:

10:20am – 12:20pm &  1pm – 3:30pm or 11:00am – 1pm & 1:30 pm – 4pm

On your 2nd & 3rd days you’ll have access to all the lifts on the mountain! You’ll get started in the morning with a 2hr lesson, then have the afternoon free to practice & explore. Multiple day First Timer packages can be used on consecutive & non-consecutive days.

The First Timer Package has everything you need for the right start! Choose either ski or snowboard.

First Timer All Inclusive Package – $209

2 lessons (2hr & 2.5hr) + Learner Conveyor lift pass + rental + clothing & accessories bundle (jacket, pants, helmet, goggles & gloves)

ski instructor and students1 Day Package – $137
2 lessons (2hr & 2.5hr) + Learner Conveyor lift pass + rental

2 Day Package – $276 
1st Day: 2 lessons (2hr & 2.5hr) + Learner Conveyor lift pass + rental
2nd Day: 1 x 2hr lesson + all mountain lift pass + rental

3 Day Package – $412
1st Day: 2 lessons (2hr & 2.5hr) + Learner Conveyor lift pass + rental
2nd Day: 1 x 2hr lesson + all mountain lift pass + rental
3rd Day: 1 x 2hr lesson + all mountain lift pass + rental

Lessons start at 10.20am, 11am, 1pm & 1.30pm.  Please allow plenty of time to be fitted with your ski or snowboard rental equipment before the lesson starts.  

(Please note minimum numbers apply – 1 person = 1hr lesson / 2 or more people = 2hr lesson)

Kids First Timer Packages

Do you have children who have never been skiing or riding before? Our specialised kids’ First Timer packages are a great way introduce your kids to the snow. For more information click here.

Lift, Lesson & Rental Packages

Not a first timer but still want to work on your skiing/riding? Click here to look at our other packages.

Clothing Rental

Need clothing as well? Click Here

Clothing and Accessories Bundle

Don’t have any ski/snowboard gear? Click Here