Cardrona Alpine Resort is New Zealand’s most popular ski area, attracting all kinds of snow enthusiasts – from beginners & families, to Olympic & X Games athletes. Take a short drive from Queenstown or Wanaka & be welcomed with genuine Kiwi hospitality to NZ’s ultimate winter playground.
Instructor Training Cardrona puts you at the very centre of NZ’s busiest & most successful ski & snowboard school. Check it out!Read More
Last chance to save on a season pass! Get yours now, sale ends May 31.Read More
Check out our tips for your first day on the slopes - we're here to help!Read More
Two mountains on 1 pass - ski the Big 2 this season!More Info
It's been an awesome week on the mountain that saw Valley View open for 2017, Stag Lane get going in the Parks, & the first real snow storm of the season kick in, & the snow conditions are pretty great...Read more
This edition of the Pipelines ski report is chilly... it's been a cold week at Cardrona with some snow – & there's more on the way!Read more
On Opening Day our friends at the Tawaki Project came up to check out the new McDougall's Chondola... read about their adventure tracking penguins at Cardrona here!Read more
Welcome to the first Pipelines ski report for Winter 2017! These posts are our way of letting you know what's been happening at Cardrona, & what's going on in the next week.Read more
With only one sleep to go until we kick off for Winter 2017, here's all the info you need for the big day tomorrow!Read more
Cardrona is an easy drive or bus ride from NZs most famous ski towns, Queenstown & Wanaka. These two lakeside destinations are surrounded by breathtaking alpine scenery & offer a dizzying array of activities, sights & sounds. If you're looking for the ultimate holiday destination, this is it!
Wanaka - 34km / 35mins
Queenstown - 58km / 60mins
Arrowtown - 37km / 45mins
MaryRedshoes Sydney, Australia
We visited Cardrona for a skiing holiday with friends & had a wonderful time. I'm a novice skier & had lots of opportunities to ski on green slopes.
Jenny J Perth, Australia
Loved Cardrona, it had an awesome vibe to it. Snow was world-class, so good the Swiss Ski team were there! Cannot recommend the ski field enough...
Favourite ski resort in the region. Have visited yearly with my family for many years and it's great to see on going improvements. Great runs!