We have 2 halfpipes at Cardrona, built & maintained by the legendary John Melville of Development Snowparks & creator of the Global Pipe Cutter.
Every year our International & Olympic halfpipes attract pipe jocks big & small from all over the world. Our pipes are home to both local & FIS World Cup level events every winter – even if you don’t ride pipe, there’s always action to check out in our stunt ditches!
The 22ft Olympic Superpipe is a stunt ditch with a reputation as big as its walls. Cardrona’s largest halfpipe is also the largest in New Zealand & one of very few 22ft pipes in the Southern Hemisphere. Serviced by its very own surface tow (named after Cardrona’s own Wells brothers), the opportunity to lap this all day has pipe jocks frothing! The pure scope & size of this beast makes it a hotspot for pros to train on. This unique feature is the same size as the pipes cut for the X Games & Winter Olympics.
Access: Wells Pipe Platter
Size: XL – 22ft walls, 160m long, 21m wide