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Cardrona What's On: Back to Winter

After a warm weather cycle, it looks like winter is back!

That means a few things - when there's precipitation, it's going to be snow, and we can also get back into snowmaking over the next couple of days. Colder weather should also help the team working on the road, so it won't be quite as muddy over the next few days hopefully!

Please join our Cardrona Snow Reports Facebook group or follow our Twitter account so you can keep up to date on what the snow and weather conditions are like each day, what facilities are open, and what's happening with the on-mountain events. 


It looks like we're finally out of the warm cycle, so please remember to bring lots of layers for the week ahead. Snow Forecast are predicting a little bit of snow overnight, then a sunny Saturday and possibly a bit of wind on Sunday afternoon. Check the Snow Report from 6.30am daily for each day's updates!

If you're in the backcountry this week, don't forget to record what you observe through the NZ Mountain Safety Council's Avalanche Advisory page.

terrain parks

The last jump in our big jump line will be built and opened over the next couple of days... watch this space.

Over the next week or so, the parks will also be hosting the Winter Games NZ Obsidian park jam and big air events – we'll keep you in the loop with when those events will be held!

This video got our team frothing this week, here's 10-year-old Joshua Li sending his first double on Wednesday (kids these days, right?!):


After being postponed last week due to the snow conditions, the Cardrona Mountain Bikes on Snow is on this Sunday! Head on up on Sunday to check out all the action as the racers bike down from the top of Whitestar down to the Base Area... and maybe take a tumble or two on the way.

Over at TC, tomorrow's Base NZ Mini Mountain has been postponed and we'll let you know when it's back on. 

treble cone

TC is back open after a few days closed with the warm weather. To make up for a week of being closed, Treble Cone is going to try to open for the weekends in September (weather and snow permitting), past their scheduled closing date of September 6. For all daily updates, join the Treble Cone Facebook Snow Reports group.

Congratulations to Taylor Foster who won our Janina Kuzma x TC x The North Face giveaway - we can't wait to see you ripping around the mountain with Janina in your fresh TNF gear!

things to look out for

Spring passes are on sale now:

  • Adult spring season pass just $499
  • Adult multi-day spring lift passes - ski from just $75/day

Check out all the deals on the Spring Ski Pass Deals page.

We also have some last-minute deals on our on-mountain apartments. These are usually sold out all season, every season, so this is a great opportunity to stay up at Cardrona for a night (or more). Save heaps when you book an apartment within 7 days, and save even more when you book within 24 hours of your stay! Email our apartments team for more information.

About the Author

Jen Houltham


Jen is Cardrona's resident word nerd. She's out & about on the mountain most days; a big fan of carving groomed runs, powder hunting & laps through Lil' Bucks!