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Cardrona What's On: We're Back!

We're back, and it feels soooo good! 

Now we're in Level 2, we're back up on the mountain (of course with some restrictions that we'll go over again below). We're feeling pretty good about it, as you can tell:

Now we're in Level 2, we're able to get skiing and snowboarding again, but there are some guidelines we need to follow. You can read all the Level 2 guidelines here, but the most important ones are:

  • You must wear a face covering over your mouth and nose in our indoor spaces (except for when eating/drinking in our F&B outlets), in lift lines, on lifts, and in our transport.
  • Make sure you scan in or sign in wherever you're asked to.
  • Our indoor spaces are limited to 50 people, so please bear with our teams and be patient as they monitor numbers.
  • Use your car as your base lodge if you can!

Next week is Te Wiki o te Reo Māori and we have some fun challenges and giveaways planned - keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram stories to see how you can get involved and win prizes from our partners!

Weather Forecast

Saturday is looking like a great day to get out of your bubble and enjoy some mountain air, with clear skies and little wind for most of the day. The weather looks like it's packing in again from Sunday for a day or two before a sunny couple of days towards the middle of next week. We've all got our fingers crossed that this storm cycle brings some decent snow!

Keep an eye on the Snow Report for the most up-to-date information on what is open over the next couple of days.

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

Treble Cone

Treble Cone had a great re-opening day on Wednesday, with many Wānaka locals popping up to ride the Home Basin after three weeks off. There's just over two weeks left of the TC season for 2021 so make sure you get up there - TC Closing Day is scheduled for the 26th of September.

Here's Tom Caulton tearing up the Home Basin on Wednesday:


Our next major event is the Torpedo7 Slopestyle Showdown! Some of NZ's best up-and-coming riders will be battling it out on September 18th, and it'll definitely be one to come up and watch if you're in town.

Here at Cardrona we're heading into a couple of days of high-level ski racing, with the Wānaka Tech Series from Monday to Wednesday.

Terrain Parks

The North Face Terrain Park crew worked their tushies off during Level 3 to completely rebuild the parks so they were ready for us all to ride in Level 2... and they're looking great! Check out their handiwork below... or come up and see it for yourself over the weekend!

The Descent Challenge

The Descent Challenge has been extended due to our stint in Levels 4 and 3, so there's still time to sign up or support someone who has.

Tackle the Descent Challenge this August and ski down the height of Mt Cook, Mt Everest, The Triple Crown, or The Seven Summits. Put your turns to good use by raising funds for the Himalayan Trusts' education projects in the Everest region of Nepal. Sign up now!

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!