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Cardrona What's On: Winter 2022 Opening Day!

With a decent dump of snow and more on the way, a film launch, and Opening Day tomorrow, it's been a fun week for our team!

Well, what a 48 hours it's been! Last night we debuted our short documentary, All In, online and in Wānaka. We want to say a massive thanks to everyone who came out to support the film.  You can also find out more about All In and our commitment here.

You can watch All In here:

Tomorrow is our Opening Day, and we can't wait to get out for a slide! We're still in the middle of this storm cycle with more snow on the way, so this weekend we will be opening the Beginners' Area only. We're aiming to open McDougall's after the storm passes, later next week, and we'll keep you updated here and on social media for when those First Chair t-shirts will be up for grabs.In the meantime, this weekend:

  • Our Base Area cafés will be open for treats, coffee and lunch. Because of nationwide hospitality staff shortages, our F&B offering will look quite different this year... but it'll still be delicious!
  • Snow Sports School will be running group and private lessons, and Ski Kindy will also be open.
  • Day passes will be the Learner Pass rate of $75/day until McDougall's opens - you'll need to grab any early-season day passes in person (not online).
  • Need to pick up your pass? Pop in and see our Guest Services team to grab a new pass or to link your old pass to your new profile. Find out more here.

Weather Forecast

This weekend the weather is looking pretty stormy, so join our Facebook Snow Reports Group or load up the website Snow Report from 6.30am daily. Chuck your chains in the boot and dress up warm if you're coming up!

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

Treble Cone

Here's a message from our Treble Cone Mountain Manager, Ewan Mackie:

"After three years of less than ideal starts, this storm is going to set us up beautifully for Opening Day at TC this year. We'll be opening with a hiss and a roar... a total feast of skiing. Our team is arriving in a week to start their training and we're all thrilled to get stuck in for the best possible start to Winter 2022!"

TC this morning! Photo: Sally Norman


The first event of the season is the Cardrona Mountain Bikes on Snow presented by Torpedo7 - find out more here.

Terrain Parks

The Cardrona Parks Crew are putting in a couple of features for all you jibbers, with McPark 4.0 on the way soon.

We can't wait to see you all this weekend for the first turns of 2022... get into it!

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!