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Cardrona Spring Camp

For over 2 decades Cardrona Alpine Resort in Wanaka New Zealand has been the #1 freestyle snow sports destination in the Southern Hemisphere.

Cardrona offers world class facilities & events within a relaxed & friendly environment for skiers & boarders from all over the world. In Spring, we super-size our terrain park, big air & set up bag jumps at both the halfpipe & stadium big air specifically for elite athletes, national & international teams. Cardrona Spring Camp offers a competitive advantage leading into the Northern Hemisphere season along with elite level facilities built specifically for advanced athlete development.

For a small country on the south side of the rest of the snow sport population, Cardrona & Wanaka certainly have our fair share of national & international talent.

We know coaches are an essential component of Spring Camp & all teams & individuals are encouraged to bring your own coaches who can participate free of charge. If you don’t have your own coach, email hpc@cardrona.com & ask for a quote to book one of our experienced Parks Squad coaches.


Pricing & Registration

$1500 per week

Price includes lift access & full camp facilities however it does not include transport to & from the resort. Alpine & gravity-cross athletes need to email Events Administration for a quote based on requirements.

All inquiries can be sent to events@cardrona.com or events.admin@cardrona.com

To register please fill in the online registration form (1 per athlete please).


Confirmed Camp Schedule

From October 8 - 21, 2018 the pipe will be open & available for training spring camp athletes.

Spring Camp will operate daily from Monday October 8 through to Sunday October 21 (14 days), weather permitting. We will try our best to communicate with coaches & athletes regarding weather conditions & daily operating hours.

Our daily operational schedule is as follows (times vary each day):

  • 6am Mountain reports updated online & via the snow phone
  • 8am Platter lift will be running - training session times will be dependent on weather & snow conditions
  • 11am Coaches operations meeting daily (bottom of halfpipe)

Camp Facilities

Cardrona has always been at the forefront of freestyle skiing & snowboarding due to our commitment to building terrain parks & halfpipes. Cardrona is also the base for Olympic Pipe builder John Melville, with our new Zuagg 22+ft pipe cutter.

For a snapshot of our facilities, check out Cardrona Alpine Resort on YouTube

  • 22ft Olympic Superpipe (serviced by the Wells Pipe Platter)
  • 18ft International Halfpipe with a 22ft extension (lower right wall)
  • 15m “Ample” bag jump located at the bottom between the International & Olympic pipes
  • Big Bucks elite park slopestyle line
  • Big Air jump
  • Various additional rail features
  • Our new McDougall's Chondola (chairs & gondolas) 
  • Full service on-mountain café
  • Full medical facilities with a doctor at all times
  • All park features are maintained throughout each day by the Cardrona Parks Crew who also rake, slip, salt & dye the facilities as required

For all Acro Landing Air Bag inquiries, please contact Nic at Snow Sports NZ as this is ran separately to Cardrona Spring Camp

Big Bucks terrain park will be closed to public during week 2 of the camp, the line consists of 2-3 large rail features & followed by slopestyle sized 3 jumps. This will be accessible by our new McDougall's Chondola only.

Our Big Air location can be accessed by the McDougall’s Chondola & The Wells Pipe Platter, located next to our halfpipes. All camp athletes will have access to use our big air, & this will also be maintained by the Cardrona Parks Crew throughout the day.

The Olympic 22ft sized halfpipe will be closed to the public for both weeks of the camp. The pipe will be maintained between sessions & monitored throughout the day. Dye will be applied each morning, & re-dyed when required.

Our International pipe will also be in use, built up to 18ft with the bottom skiers’ right wall extended to 22ft. This is to accommodate the 15m “Ample” bag jump located at the bottom between the Olympic & International pipes. This bag jump is managed by staff who ensure the safe drop ins & bag exits of each athlete. The halfpipe will also be cut & groomed each night during the camp. Dye for the International pipe will be supplied on request.


Terms & Conditions

Full payment must be made before October 1, 2018 to confirm your place on Camp. A full refund will be issued if cancelling with a minimum of two weeks’ notice. If you cancel with fewer than two weeks’ notice, a 50% refund will be given. The camp runs for 14 days. Training will be available on every possible day, weather & snow condition dependent. Cardrona cannot be held responsible for weather, snow conditions or any other external factors affecting the ability to train. Athletes & coaches are all issued with a Camp access pass. This must be carried at all times. All athletes using the bag jump must receive induction training & sign a waiver. Camp access is restricted to athletes & coaches only. 

Cardrona closes to the public on October 14, meaning that the first week of Spring Camp, Cardrona will be open on normal operating hours to all of our guests. 

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