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Cardrona What's On: More Snow, Less Landfill

When we thought it might be getting warmer, the snow just kept on coming. 

We're in the first week of August, and the snow just won't quit (no complaints here, though!). We're welcoming back school groups, and we're having so much fun with you lot. It's great seeing kids froth over snow at such a young age!

Here's a quick reminder that we're a landfill-free mountain, and we need your support to keep us that way.

Everything in our cafes/restaurants comes either in recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging. If you're bringing your own lunch, please remember to use reusable packaging wherever possible, and take away any rubbish with you. Just remember - pack in, pack out! Please don't put rubbish into our recycling or compost bins as these are all hand-sorted by our team.

Need more info on our sustainability efforts? Check out this blog!

Weather Forecast

It's been a gusty one this week, and snow-forecast reckons it'll continue to huff and puff until this evening. This weekend's looking better for skiing and riding with a calmer breeze and (fingers crossed) a good snow dump on the cards for tonight. It's felt a little warmer than usual in the past couple of days, but sure enough, the temps are set to drop again next week, so don't go packing away your thermals just yet!

Join our Facebook Snow Reports Group or load up the website Snow Report from 6.30am daily to see what conditions are doing each day. 

Treble Cone

TC's also looking to get set up for a bit of snow tonight. The weather's turning mellow over the weekend with some very chilly temps coming in Monday/Tuesday, so wrap up warm if you're heading up to Treble Cone next week. 

A couple of big events for your TC calendars are coming up. Firstly, the TC Mini Mountain is on August 13 and we're looking forward to testing the next generation's freeride chops. If you're interested, check out the info here

The day after, August 14, we're back on with the long-anticipated and infamous TC Banked Slalom. It's a classic take-fun-seriously event, a snowboard community classic. Click here to find out more and sign up.  

Here's our latest clip of the crew bombing at TC to get you inspired:


The Cardrona Ski Masters continues tomorrow! Some of NZ's more experienced ski racers are up here to compete for the Master's titles, with divisions starting from 18+ and going aaaaall the way up. It's tonnes of fun to see recreational skiers test themselves, and keeping the masters (who have lifetime's worth of competition) on their toes. If it sounds like a bit of you, check out more info here.

Keep your eyes peeled on our socials for our next event drop early next week. It's a biggie and is sure gonna get people frothing... watch this space. 

Terrain Parks

It's been a big 'ol week for the North Face Cardrona Parks Crew. Big Bucks Jumps 1 and 2 have been built and Jump 3 is reeeal close. When the weather gets less rowdy, they'll all be a go. Like most builds, the ones for the coming week are weather dependent. After the next good weather evening you might start to see a few changes in the parks. 

Photo: Troy Tanner

If you haven't seen it yet, The Battle of the Bubble features have been set up in lower Antlers Alley and will be there for the next month. If you've missed the chat around BoB, to summarise: throughout August, Cardrona Parks and Thredbo, Aus are hosting Burton and GoPro's Battle of the Bubble. It started on August 1 and runs for five weeks. The deal is that Cardrona goes head to head with Thredbo's Parks crew and each team custom-builds Park features. To enter, riders will hit the feature, shoot their videos, edit it using the GoPro Quik App, and then upload and tag #BattleOfTheBubble22. The prizes are awesome. You could win anything from a $1000 YETI prize pack to $5000 cash. So get on it, Cardrona Parks riders. There's nothing like a bit of friendly competition with our neighbours, right?

Food & Beverage

This is your weekly reminder that our food and beverage outlets could look quite different this year, but the food will still be delicious, we promise! From one day to the next, there may be different offerings in each outlet (depending on staffing levels, isolation requirements etc.), so your patience and understanding is really appreciated by us and our team.

The legends at Roti Bros are still up the mountain - they sell curry-themed roti pie deliciousness. You'll find them downstairs from Snow Sports HQ on the patio outside Base Café. Want a space to eat your own lunch? On busy days you can head to the Noodle Bar, which is open as a warm and dry space for you to do so. Please remember our landfill-free policy and think about the packaging your food comes in, and take any waste you have home with you.

All In

Have you seen All In yet? It's our short documentary about women in Snow Sports - you can watch it here:

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