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Adaptive Snow Sports

Snow sports welcome everyone! Check out Cardrona’s Adaptive Snow Sports programme in action.

What are Adaptive Snow Sports?

Cardrona’s Adaptive programme provides support for people with physical, sensory & cognitive impairments. This programme ensures there is no limit to enjoying the freedom of skiing & boarding with your family & friends. The term "adaptive" comes from how the programme adapts both the sport & the equipment to cater for every individual’s needs. You’ll see modified skis & snowboards, sit-skis, frames, outriggers & more out on the Cardrona slopes with our adaptive guests & instructors.


The Cardrona Adaptive Snow Sports programme couldn’t run without the help of an incredible team of volunteers, thanks to the support of Snow Sports New Zealand (Adaptive). The trained volunteers provide free on-snow support for anyone who requires assistance to access the mountain. If you’re a confident skier/snowboarder, are patient & a great communicator & you’d like to become an adaptive volunteer, please email for more information.

Booking an Adaptive Snow Sports Lesson

There are 3 simple steps for booking an Adaptive Snow Sports lesson:

1. Become a Snow Sports New Zealand (Adaptive) member. Snow Sports New Zealand (Adaptive) members are entitled to 50% off day passes/rental equipment & 40% off lessons at Cardrona. Visit the Snow Sports NZ website to become a member!

2. Fill out the Adaptive Booking Form online or download the  Adaptive Lesson Booking Form & send it to There is limited availability for morning private lessons & full availability in the afternoon from 1pm.

3. If you have any questions, volunteer requests or would like to enquire about group lessons, please email to speak to our Adaptive Coordinator.

  SSNZ Members Non-members

Lift Passes 2022


Adult day lift pass 

$75 $150
Student day lift pass $52.50 $105
Child day lift pass $37.50 $75
Rental 2022    
Mono or Bi Ski (with outriggers) $22.50 $45
Outriggers $12.50 $25
Ski links $5 deposit $5 deposit 
Visually impaired bibs $5 deposit $5 deposit 
Adult ski or board set $25  $50
Child ski or board set $22.50  $45
Private Lessons 2022    
1 hour $89.40 $149
Half day (3hrs) $257.40 $429
Full day (6hrs) $419.40 $699

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