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Cardrona What's On: Soho & Family Ski Holidays

It's been a MASSIVE week here at Cardrona - our Soho announcement & a great time in the July School Holidays!

If you didn't catch the big news from yesterday, we announced our partnership to develop New Zealand's biggest commercial ski area... we're heading into Soho! 

A couple of the Cardrona Team members product testing yesterday. They can confirm: the terrain in Soho is epic...

It's been a really fun week up here, with families from New Zealand & Australia here on their family ski holiday. It's been awesome to see everyone out there having a blast – bring on week 2 of the Kiwi holidays next week!

Weather Forecast

Everyone's got a different opinion on the weekend ahead...

  • Snow Forecast are saying a mostly clear Saturday & a few clouds on Sunday
  • SnowsBest are saying a sunny Saturday & a couple of cms of snow on Sunday
  • Metservice reckon Saturday will be mostly fine, & we'll get 16cm of snow on Sunday!

So take your pick – we're of course stoked on the most snow possible for a Monday-powday... 


We kicked off our school holiday events with a breezy day in Lil' Bucks for Park Attack #1. The kids all smashed it on a chilly day - the future of snow sports is looking bright!

Cardrona Junior Team snowboarder Lucia Georgalli on her way to top spot!

Next up is Sunday's Piki Maunga Rangatahi (Big Mountain Youth) on Sunday, followed by the 2nd Park Attack Slopestyle in Antlers Alley/Stag Lane next Saturday the 21st. Entries are open online now!

Terrain Parks

Jump 1 in Big Bucks is open! The crew have been putting in a lot of hours to freshen up the parks – there are a few new features in Stag Lane, they've opened the top section of Lil' Bucks with a couple of extra jumps, & last year's roller into Big Bucks is back... it's looking epic out there!

Things to look out for

Our biggest pro tip for the second week of the NZ school holidays is to pick up everything you need (including rentals!) the night before at Cardrona Corner in Wanaka, or the Cardrona Queenstown office on Camp St! Then if you're intermediate skiers/snowboarders or above, you can park at Valley View, save yourselves 10mins of the drive & get an awesome coffee at Little Meg...

We'll see you all up here for what's gonna be a great week to see off the July school holidays! It's the last week of our Saver pass blackout so we'll see all you Saver season pass holders back next Saturday.

July 13, 2018

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