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Lift Passes

Your ticket to ride – literally! Cardrona lift passes are available in season, day & multi-day ski pass options to get you out on the snow for as long as possible.

Cardrona Alpine Resort New Zealand

Explore some of New Zealand’s best skiing & snowboarding terrain. Whatever your ability, Cardrona has the snow for you! Gentle beginner slopes, terrain parks & halfpipes, wide open groomers or challenging steeps & powder stashes... the choice is yours.

You can get your lift passes, rental equipment, lessons & anything else you need for a day on the slopes right here on the website or at any of our 3 ticket offices in Queenstown, Wanaka & on the mountain. The friendly Guest Services teams at all 3 locations are there to answer any questions you may have for your Queenstown or Wanaka winter holiday.

The 2020 winter season runs from June 7 – October 18, 2020.



single Day lift passes

Our day lift passes are open-dated – you can use them any day of the 2019 winter season!

 2019 Single Day Ski Passes

1 Day

Half Day*

1 Day


1 Lift


$120 $89 $67 $35


$62 $52 $42 $25 


$97 $80 $67 $35 


$90  N/A $67 $35

*Half day passes: 8.30am – 12.30pm morning, 12.30 – 4pm afternoon

**Learner Passes include a full day of access to the Learner Conveyors, & one single ride up the McDougall's Chondola at any point during the day.

What pass am I eligible for? Read our lift pass age definitions below to find out.

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multi-day ski passes

Our Multi-Day ski passes reward you with discounts; the more you ski, the more you save! These passes are open-dated & can be used at any point during the winter at Cardrona only, including the July school holidays. 

2019 Multi-Day Ski Passes 2 Day* 3 Day* 4 Day* 5 Day*
Adult Multi Total $230 $330 $430 $525
Adult - per day rate $115 $110 $107.50 $105
Child Multi Total $120 $168 $216 $250
Child - per day rate $60 $56 $54 $50
Student Multi Total $190 $270 $340 $400
Student - per day rate $95 $90 $85 $80
Senior Multi Total $170 $240 $312 $375
Senior - per day rate $85 $80 $78 $75

*Multi passes are valid for both consecutive & non-consecutive days & can be used any time throughout the 2019 winter season at Cardrona only.
Multi 5 Day pass holders will receive the Multi 5 Day per day rate for the entire 2019 winter season.

What pass am I eligible for? Read our lift pass age definitions below to find out.

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Your lift pass will be stored on an electronic RFID pass. To make the most of your clever pass, activate your personal profile online. Once you’re logged into your profile you can:

  • Top up your card with lift passes, rental gear, lift & rental packages, lessons & more...
  • Keep track of your on-slope stats at Cardrona (days skied, run count,verticalmetres covered)


For all passes purchased, ages are taken from June 1, 2019.
For Gold Passes purchased prior to opening, all ages are taken from June 1, 2019 (for winter) & December 1, 2018 (for summer). 

Student: 18+yrs enrolled full time (minimum 32 weeks in a calendar year) with a New Zealand or Australian tertiary institution. Student ID & proof of full time status (letter from institution) is required. ID card must be in English & include a valid expiry date. ISIC cards are not accepted.

Child: Currently attending school, 6-17yrs inclusive. Kids under 6 ski for free in winter, & bike for free in summer! Photo ID may be required.

Senior: 65 – 74yrs of age. Photo ID will be required.

Under 6yrs & 75 Years+: Under 6yrs & over 75yrs, as at June 1, 2019, ski for free.  Please collect a complimentary lift pass from the ticket office. Photo ID will be required.

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