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Cardrona What’s On: Sunny School Holidays

Read our roundup of everything happening up Cardrona and Treble Cone in our weekly digest. 

The school holidays are on, the sun is out, and life is good. 

During this busier period, it’s not only important to book your lift pass ahead of time and online but to book your lessons ahead of time, too. Lessons are super popular over this period with heaps of kids and adults wanting to pick up a new skill. If you’re a seasoned skier or rider, remember to give your fellow slope-users space, and treat each other with kindness. 

We’re in the Cardrona blackout period, which means Cardrona Saver Season Passes and Earlybird multi-day passes aren’t valid to use. The blackout period is from June 29 - July 21. If you’d like to join in the school holiday fun, book your day or multi-day pass here.


This weekend looks sunny and warm, with bluebird days and highs of 8 degrees on Friday, and lows of 0 degrees on Sunday. Make sure to pack your sunscreen – the sun is no joke up here!

Treble Cone

Treble Cone has plenty of awesome on-piste grooming across the mountain with wall-to-wall terrain open. With a similar forecast to Cardrona, it’s going to be an awesome weekend to head up with bluebird days and views as far as you can see.

For food and beverage, don’t miss out on loaded fries at TC Bar (a current favourite) and stop in for a craft beer at New Zealand’s highest Tap beer at TC's Altitude - NZ's highest craft brew bar! 

Food and Beverage

With Valley View Chair now open – local favourite Little Meg has returned, serving fresh barista coffee and hot snacks to fuel you for the day, and craft beers for après when you head back 

Carol's in the Courtyard is serving real fruit ice cream, perfect for these bluebird days.  

Don’t miss out on the eggs benedict specials and Bloody Marys at Mezz, and book in early for your spot at Fondue Fridays.


Over the next two weeks, we have heaps of events and pop-up surprises running to give you and your little ones that extra something special to remember. Tap the links to register! 

  • July 13 - Kids Cup Slopestyle for future freestyle champs. Join us for an early BBQ lunch, coaching, and a casual competition with music and prizes. 

  • July 14 – Cardrona Race Ya Mates! for everyone to try skiing or snowboarding through a slalom course while racing against the clock. 

  • July 16 - Armada Treble Cone Kids Triple Comp a classic comp involving an expression session, a kombi slalom through the bumps, followed by a derby down the Powder Bowl. 

  • July 17 - Sweet Protection Kids Dual Slalom timed runs down red and blue courses at Cardrona. 

  • July 19 - Pīki Maunga Rangatahi (Big Mountain Youth) a fun big mountain comp for youth-aged skiers and snowboarders wanting to get into freeride. 

  • July 20 - Butter Bean Memorial Rail Jam a sunrise gathering and memorial jam to remember Sam Finnemore, a young snowboarder part of the Cardrona whānau. A wide range of features encourage riders of all ages and abilities to give it a go.

Terrain Park

The terrain park team have been all over opening the jump lines for you and installing new features. Open this week we have: 

  • Lil Bucks: three boxes and three tubes. Please note there is a Kids’ Cup Event this Saturday but it will still be open to the public – just use with care. 
  • Antlers Alley: two jumps 
  • Big Bucks: two rails one jump 
  • Stag Lane: should be open by the weekend. The team have been working overnight and through the next couple of days. Follow @cardronaparksnz for openings as they happen.


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