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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 Adaptive Snow Sports New Zealand. 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 adaptive@cardrona.com 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 & 40% off lessons at Cardrona. Visit the Snow Sports NZ website to become a member!

2. Fill out the Adaptive Lesson Booking Form & send it to snowsportscentre@cardrona.com

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

  SSNZ Members Non-members

Lift Passes 2017


Adult day lift pass

Student day lift pass    
Child day lift pass    
Rental 2017    
Mono or Bi Ski (with outriggers)    
Ski links $5 deposit  
Visually impaired bibs $5 deposit  
Adult ski or board set    
Child ski or board set    
Private Lessons 2017    
1 hour    
Half day (3hrs)    
Full day (6hrs)    

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