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Summer 2017 Upcoming Events

We’ve got a LOT going on up on the mountain in the next few weeks! Check out all our events – from mountain bike races, to family days out, to yoga retreats, there’s something happening for everyone to get involved with.

Sat Feb 11 – 100% Gravity Enduro

This Saturday we’re hosting the 100% Gravity Enduro. This race consists of 3 intermediate-level downhill courses, with racers getting 3 timed runs down each course. Their best time from each course will be combined to determine the winner. It includes Open & Junior (high school) age divisions. If you’ve never tried enduro racing, this is the perfect event to give it a go!


Sun Feb 12 – Bike Wanaka Members’ Day

Calling all Bike Wanaka members! Come on up to check out the Cross Country trail for the NZ Mountain Bike Nationals & race the clock in a Strava Enduro event. Chill out & enjoy the summer vibes with a sausage sizzle at the bottom of Whitestar Express.


Sun Feb 19 – Geo Adventures Fun Day

Geo Adventures is a family day out to experience orienteering & Frisbee golf together in our alpine environment. If you’re an experienced geo sportster or you just want to come give it a go, this day is the one for you! $25 will get you a lift pass for either activity – grab a day pass to try both or bring your bike up for a blast.


Sat Feb 25-Sun Feb 26 – NZ Mountain Bike Nationals

We’re hosting the NZ Mountain Bike Nationals for the second year running, & we couldn’t be more excited to see the country’s best compete! The Nationals include downhill & cross country races – cross country on Saturday, & downhill on Sunday. Come on up to check out the action, or sign up to compete at the Cycling New Zealand website.


Sat Mar 11 – Cardrona Mega Avalanche

2017 will be the third annual Mega Avalanche race. Ride from the top of Cardrona, all the way to Cardrona Village! There are two divisions – the one where you’re busting a gut to be the first to the bottom, or one where you collect prizes on your way down. Choose your race, & come up for some Mega fun!


Sat Mar 18-Sun Mar 19 – Uplift Yoga Retreat with Rachel Land

Rise above the routine & reset your perspective on the Uplift Yoga Retreat. Spend a weekend up on the mountain with twice-daily yoga, alpine hikes, fresh seasonal food, & an evening gazing at the stars. The weekend includes:

  • Four intermediate yoga practices with Rachel Land Yoga
  • One night’s shared accommodation onsite at Cardrona
  • All meals
  • Mountain hikes & Alpine by Night stargazing experience (weather permitting)
  • Transport is not included, but can be organised for an additional fee
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