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Cardrona What's On: Last Week of the July Holidays

We're heading into the last week of the July school holidays, and here's all you need to know about the week ahead.

We had a great start to the school holidays this week, with awesome weather on Monday, Tuesday and (most of) Wednesday, then a snowstorm overnight on Wednesday and 10cm of fresh on Thursday! It's been a little warmer today, with springy snow across the mountain, but we've had a great day above the inversion for everyone who came up here.

If you're bringing your kids to the snow this coming week (or you need some pointers yourself), we thought we'd ask our 6-year-old friend Audrey for her tips to get on and off the chairlift safely. Here's how it turned out:

Video by Cal MacPherson

Weather Forecast

The weather forecast for the next few days keeps changing on us, but currently, Snow-Forecast reckon we might get some snow tonight, followed by some cloud and snow showers on the weekend ahead of a sunny Monday and Tuesday.

The forecast for the next three days from looks like this:

Treble Cone

TC had a couple of great days in the sunshine ahead of Wednesday's storm, then some amazing turns were had from the Summit on Thursday. The snowmaking and grooming teams have done an amazing job, with lower Main St now open for another trail back to the TC Base.

Here's a quick drone video from Roy Schott, taken yesterday (Thursday July 15th):


Our first major event of the season is coming up! The Base Park Attack Slopestyle is on Saturday, July 24th and is part of the SSNZ Slopestyle Series and is for the next generation of freestyle skiers and snowboarders to show off their skills on our terrain park features. 

Terrain Parks

The North Face Cardrona Parks Crew have done an amazing job getting Lil' Bucks open with two jumps and a full box/rail line. That connects via McDougall's to McPark 3.0. As soon as there's enough snow the team will be moving McPark 3.0 back across to our rails' usual home in Stag Lane. The lads are keeping you updated on their Instagram stories - you can follow them here.

In the meantime, here's an absolutely bananas line with Queen Zoi Sadowski-Synnott:


To finish off this week's blog, we'd love to give a shout out to one of our amazing suppliers, Cookie Time! When they found out we were getting rid of landfill bins and stopping selling products with packaging that needed to go to landfill, they developed a compostable cookie bag! So now we sell their Plant-Based Chocolate Chunk cookies and their Double Chocolate Bumper Brownies. The compostable packaging is taken from the bin on the mountain, and added to our compost heap down at the Pines carpark... now that's pretty cool!

Thanks, Cookie Time, for your support of our efforts and your work in this space, you are pretty rad.

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!