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Ski Report August 13, 2016

It has been one FULL ON week up at Cardrona! This week’s ski report is all about the Jossi Wells Invitational & our brand new CHONDOLA!

The Jossi Wells Invitational kicked off this week, with 2 MINT days of practice resulting in a bunch of insanity going down. Check out the recap of the finals below.

Snow Report

The Mountainwatch ski report is predicting a few wee skiffs over the next couple of days, keep following them & the other forecasting sites to keep updated! Mother Nature changes her mind a lot so you never know what we’re going to get – a wee skiff may turn into a huge dump!


We’re getting a brand new CHONDOLA! A chondola is a “combined” lift of gondola cabins & chairs. We’re replacing McDougall’s Quad with an express chondola of 10 8-person gondola cabins & 40 6-seater chairs – we can’t wait to get it started! Check out all the info here, & if you’re out in the Courtyard have a look inside our flaaaash new cabin!

McDougall's Express Chondola artist impression

Monster Energy presents the Jossi Wells Invitational, Cardrona NZ – Finals!

Finals day today for the Jossi Wells Invitational really capped off a KILLER week of skiing & snowboarding on the Big Air jump! Many of the athletes have called Tom Campbell’s masterpiece the best jump they’ve ever hit, & it showed with a finals day of heavy riding, huge tricks & huge grins from all the riders. Big congrats to James "Woodsy" Woods for taking out the podium for men’s ski, throwing a GIANT switch triple cork 1440 with an octo-grab to take out best trick. Aussie Matty Cox topped the men’s snowboard side of the competition, with 2016 X Games Gold medalist Spencer O’Brien & 17 year-old Kiwi skier Margaux Hackett smashing it for the ladies.

The whole event was a ball from start to finish, with adventure activities, an absolute masterpiece of a jump & athletes absolutely throwing DOWN! We’re already excited for next year!!

Spring it ON!

Spring passes are on sale from Monday at an Earlybird rate of $399 for adults & $199 for kids. The Spring Pass can be used from September 5 until Closing Day on October 9, PLUS in Spring we are open until 5pm! More time to ride? Spring it ON!

Coming this week

The Billabong Banked Slalom is on this coming weekend! Snowboarders – it’s your chance to show off your speed on a specially-crafted slalom course! All the info can be found on the Billabong website here.

Next Sunday we also have a junior interfields ski race so head up to watch the best youngsters in the country battle it out for a spot on the podium!

It’s set to be another incredible week up at Cardrona, after an epic one this week! It just keeps getting better – see you up here soon!!

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