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Cardrona What's On: July School Holidays

Here we go... the July school holidays at Cardrona are here!

We kicked off the Australian school holidays this week & it's been awesome to see our friends coming across the ditch for their family ski holiday at Cardrona. It's been an epic week for sunrises & sunsets... you know what they say – the early bird gets the Insta shot!

Pic: Tessa Cross

The week ahead is gonna be a good one for some fresh turns – there are some pretty consistent snowfalls forecast so there'll be plenty for everyone! If you're learning to ski or snowboard this week, you can stay warm & dry as you learn with the Learner Conveyor tunnel & the gondola cabins on the McDougall's Chondola.

Top tip for the school holidays: if you haven't already got your passes & rentals, pick them up at our offices in Queenstown or Wanaka before you head up the mountain. Then you can head straight to the snow when you arrive!

Weather Forecast

Snow snow snow!! The team at Snow Forecast are calling a decent top up over the next few days for our upper mountain, with snow all the way to the bottom of Valley View on Sunday night, Monday & Wednesday. At the time of writing (Friday 3pm) it's snowing SUPER heavily on the mountain which is a great sign for the week ahead!

Upper mountain forecast is looking goooood!!


Our kids' school holiday events start with Park Attack Slopestyle #1 in Lil' Bucks for all levels of kids aged 14 & under on July 11, then we move to big mountain with Piki Maunga Rangatahi (Big Mountain Youth) on July 15. The holidays wrap up with Park Attack #2 for the bigger kids in Antlers Alley/Stag Lane on July 21. 

Entries are open for all events now & there are awesome prizes up for grabs!

Terrain Parks

The Park Crew are keeping an eye on the storms on the way this week – check out the Cardrona Parks Instagram for build updates once they see how much snow we get out of the next couple of days!

Groomer driver Oscar Schaeffers on the rainbow feature in Stag Lane. Pic: Casey Ripper

Things to look out for

Not good at mornings? Well you're in for a treat – you can get a full, café style breakfast in Mezz all winter! Boy oh boy is it good... the American Waffles are a real highlight, & we've been getting rave reviews about the Halloumi & the Eggs Benedict. You've really got to get up there & try it for yourself...

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It's so good you'll want a taste of everyone's brekkie... Pic: Sean Craig

We're in for a week of family fun on the slopes, laughs, & fresh snow... there's not much more you could ask for! We'll see you all up here...

July 6, 2018

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