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What’s New for Summer 2017

Summer 2017 is fast approaching! Check out all the new activities & events we have going on up on the mountain at Cardrona this summer.

Mountain Biking

Learning to bike at Cardrona just got a whole lot more fun! This summer the team have built a flow track & skills area in the winter Beginners’ Area. Access it by heading up the covered Learner Conveyor. The track is specially designed to prepare beginners for the rest of the mountain, with features to practise on that you’ll find once you head up Whitestar Express! You can also book private lessons with the Cardrona Mountain Bike School again this summer.

We’re hosting the New Zealand Mountain Bike Nationals again this summer – come up & check out the action as NZ’s best battle it out for the National Downhill & Cross Country titles. The Cardrona Mega Avalanche is also back for 2017, so get up here to get down (all the way to the Cardrona Pub), on April 1!

Last year's Mega Avalanche prizegiving - bikes galore!

Peak to Pub

This summer you can ride the iconic Peak to Pub trail twice daily! The trail covers 1270m of vertical over 10km, from our base area to the historic Cardrona Pub. The guided trip leaves from the Archway at 2pm & 4pm daily. If you need a ride back up the mountain to your car, we provide a shuttle for $10pp.


We’re offering summer tubing for the very first time this season! The purpose-built tubing track is located next to the Learners’ Zone Flow Track. You can book tubing in for a 1hr session – it’s fun for the whole family!

If you’re not into biking or want to try something different, NZ’s first mountain carts, walking/hiking & the Alpine by Night experiences are all back for Summer 2017. This summer our carting is going from Whitestar Express, & the trails out to Captain's Basin & back!

The new tubing track under construction!


The GoldX Cardrona Events team have been hard at work coming up with some incredible events for this summer season! A few of you already checked out the Rocky Roller Rhythm & Speed, or the Downtown Mountain Cart experience, & there’s so much more to come.

We’re hosting yoga retreats this summer for all our yogi friends, & the Cardrona Kids & Kites day is set to be a summer favourite! Keep an eye on our Events page for all the latest event info & how to register.

McDougall’s Express Chondola

If you’re up at Cardrona this summer, you can check out the McDougall’s Express Chondola construction! The new lift will be the first cabin-style lift on a ski area in New Zealand, & will be ready in time for the start of Winter 2017. We’ve moved our Main Basin Webcam so you can see the progress as the summer goes on!

7 days until Summer Opening Day! We can’t wait to see you all up here for another season of dirt, sun & gravity-fuelled adventures. See ya on the trails!

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