Shop now!
Get your 2020 season pass at the 2019 rates ... Price Freeze sale on now!! Close

Lifestyle

Your guide to the Cardrona way of life... the community that makes us special.

Heart of Gold Magazine

Read the Heart of Gold Magazine online, or pick up your free copy on the mountain!

Article

The little things that all add up...

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.

Sep. 26, 2019
Article

Things to do if you're not skiing!

Are you coming up to the mountain with your friends or family and not planning on skiing? Here are our top 5 non-ski activities to do on the mountain at Cardrona!

Aug. 22, 2019 By Jen Houltham
Video

A Cardrona Proposal

When we got an email from John back in March, we hatched a plan together... and his lovely girlfriend Kali had absolutely no idea...

Aug. 21, 2019 By Danny Warley
Article

P.Digsss' Cardrona

Ever wondered how Shapeshifter frontman P.Digsss shreds his home mountain? We had a chat to the man himself to find out!

Jul. 18, 2019 By Jen Houltham
Cardrona Ski Resort - ski New Zealand - ski Wanaka
Video

Our Future - Told by Kids

We asked some local kids what they thought Cardrona would look like when they're grown-ups - this is what they had to say.

Sep. 25, 2018 By Danny Warley
Article

Brothers in Arms - the Ski Brothers of Wanaka

Wanaka has produced an uncanny number of talented freeskiing brothers who are all achieving big things on the world stage.

Sep. 13, 2018 By Jen Houltham
Article

Eyes On: Zoi Sadowski-Synnott

We had a chat to Olympic bronze medallist, snowboarder Zoi Sadowski-Synnott, about her career so far, & her hopes for the future.

Aug. 29, 2018 By Jen Houltham
Article

Grassroots to Gold: Adaptive Snow Sports

Learn more about Adaptive snow sports with this piece from our Heart of Gold magazine by Snow Sports NZ's Alex Kerr!

Aug. 23, 2018 By Alex Kerr
stargazing cardrona liz carlson young adventuress
Article

Cardrona After Dark

Young Adventuress tells her story of Cardrona After Dark - mountain prep, stargazing & more, for our 2018 Heart of Gold magazine.

Aug. 01, 2018 By Liz Carlson
cardrona-skiroad-gettinghere-wanakaski
Article

The Farm Road to the Sky

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!

Jul. 17, 2018 By Jen Houltham