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Cardrona First Timer Package

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    What to Expect
    With facilities like our Learner Conveyor tunnel, a Beginners’ Area close to our Base, gentle learner runs, a dedicated Kids’ Conveyor, & of course our amazing Snow Sports School, there’s no better place to learn to ski or snowboard!

    Cardrona’s First Timer packages are a great introduction to the sport & are the most cost-effective way to learn how to ski or snowboard. Our First Timer lesson packages include Beginners’ Area lift passes, rental equipment & 4.5 hours of lessons. Get yourself an All Inclusive pack to add in our clothing & accessories bundle (jacket, pants, helmet, goggles & gloves). First Timer packages are for people who have NEVER EVER been on snow before.

    Your First Timer package includes a single uplift on McDougall's Chondola in the afternoon - get to the top of the mountain on your very first day! Snap that pic for your friends to give them all FOMO & take on our green beginner run back to Base or jump back in a gondola cabin and cruise back in comfort!
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Cardrona Alpine Resort
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    • 2 lessons (2hr & 2.5hr)
    • Beginner lift pass
    • Ski/Snowboard rental
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Transportation to/from resort
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • We recommend arriving at 9am to allow time for fitting rentals prior to Snow School check-in at 10am (or get fitted the night before at our Wanaka or Queenstown rental shops!)
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 999 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Booked the first timers snowboarding package with my boyfriend earlier this month, which offered a full day of lessons. Our instructor was Alistair who made our day. I really struggled with getting the hang of snowboarding and was almost at the point of giving up...More

    Thank heatherstrong96
    Reviewed 11 September 2019 via mobile

    We had a fantastic day, all the staff were very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Our ski instructor, Caleb particularly derseves special mention. I would return based on the experience he provided. The only drawback I feel is that I feel that the food at the...More

    Thank Benthevet
    Reviewed 8 September 2019 via mobile

    We had two days in Cardrona ski field, if you’re first timer/beginner I’d highly recommend the lesson packages. We did the 2 days package, my husband snowboard and I ski. Sophie was my instructor for both days (just got lucky!) and she was super. Very...More

    Thank Vickstarc
    Reviewed 22 August 2019

    After the first day of all of us doing the beginners package with lessons (excellent value) we were hooked. My 14 year old is on the blue trails after 2 days on his board loving it, my 8 and 6 year old are skiing faster...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank JButton26
    Reviewed 9 August 2019

    Great place for first time ski learner. The lesson is around 10 person in a group. The trainer was really good she make sure everyone know how to ski and teach us patiently. Will go back again. Highly recommended!!!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank KelvinCBH
    Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2019

    Thanks so much, Kelvin!! We're stoked you had a great time learning to ski here. Hope to see you again soon :)

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