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Cardrona What's On: Winter Blast on the Way

After a warm start to the week, we're in for a wintry blast this weekend!

We've had a big week at Cardrona this week, with a couple of events, some crazy weather, a whole lot of snowmaking, and Willow's got back open! The banner shot of this week's blog is shot in the Big Willow's basin by Troy Tanner.

We had a great time at Saturday's Mountain Bikes on Snow - as per usual, it was total madness, with a little bit of extra carnage thrown in by the soft snow conditions. Check out the GoPro video and have a giggle at all the spills:

Weather Forecast

Our Patrol team are calling a stormy weekend in a strong SW flow, which will bring cold temps, strong winds and possibly some 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 challenging few days, with warm temps leading to TC closing last weekend. After a wee top-up of snow on Monday, they got back open for the rest of this week. There's a fair amount of snow in the forecast for TC for the next few days which could make for some amazing days up there soon!

Here's some froth from TC last week with Jess Hotter, Matt Sweet and Luke McConnell:


Today and tomorrow our most experienced ski racers are charging around the mountain in this year's Ski Masters. This weekend's Cardrona Junior Interfields has been postponed, with our next big event up here the Otago Southland Secondary School Champs. Then our GoldX Events team will head across to Treble Cone for two of our favourite events of the TC winter - the TC Mini Mountain and the TC Banked Slalom.

Terrain Parks

The build is complete for the Burton and GoPro Battle of the Bubble, and we want to see your video edits featuring the rails at the very top of Stag Lane! There's $20,000 in prizes and cash to be won, so it's going to be an awesome one to get involved with.

Both us and Thredbo are taking part - the two resorts are also facing off against each other with our features and an overall video edit.

Check out all the information about the Battle of the Bubble here.

Jossi Wells and Finn Bilous going over and under on the new rainbow feature. Photo: Troy Tanner

The Descent Challenge

This week we're sending a massive shout out to the Himalayan Trust, who have just launched the first ever Descent Challenge to raise funds and awareness for the work they do in Nepal.

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!