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Summer Weekly Report - December 8, 2017

Welcome to Summer 2017/18! It's been a great first week up at Cardrona... check out all we've been up to!

Opening Weekend was an absolute hit – it was so good to see the local mountain bike clubs up on the mountain, as well as families with young kids. One of the real highlights was seeing all the kids in our new kids' area outside The Lounge on their balance bikes!

We've had a week of beeeeautiful weather (in Wanaka we made it up to 33 degrees a couple of days!), with a lot of people trying out mountain carting for the first time, & the new McDougall's Chondola getting its first summer workout to rave reviews. We're just stoked to see everyone up here having a great time – bring on the rest of the season!

Opening Day was a blast!!

Weather Forecast

According to our lovely friends at Metservice, we could be in for a few spots of rain early next week – that means some sweeeeet hero dirt on-trail ready to schralp! After how hot it's been this week, we'll all be pretty grateful for some cooler weather. So make sure you bring up a couple of layers (maybe a waterproof one too) if you're riding earlier in the week.


Remember this weekend is our 2-for1 mountain carting! All you'll need to do to score this deal is pop into either our Queenstown (37 Camp St) or Wanaka (20 Helwick St) offices to book in advance. Carting is pretty much the most fun you can have on 3 wheels & a must do this summer, so make sure you book it in! 

Seriously - how fun does this look?! Photo: Tommy Pyatt


Coming up on December 16, we're hosting the finals of the DH Southern Series – the Powerade Dirtstar Downhill! It's going to be an exciting timed downhill race on our Nationals downhill course, so whether you want to have a go or check out the action, make sure you're up here next Saturday. You can enter online now!

It's been a great first week up at Cardrona for the start of Summer 2017/18 – we hope to see everyone up here for more laps & more laughs over the next few weeks!!

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