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Cardrona Alpine Resort

| Wanaka, Cardrona 9305, New Zealand
+64 800 440 800
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Great for all levels

We stayed in Queenstown and drive here for the day and am SO glad we did. The Coronet ski resort... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
shannon c
Beautiful views, wide runs & family friendly

We booked our four and two year old into the Ski Kindy and they both had a fantastic day including... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Benjamin C
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Located between Wanaka & Queenstown in the Southern Alps of New Zealand, Cardrona is a high ski resort renowned among skiers & snowboarders for its dry powder snow & wide slopes. Features include the Southern Hemisphere's most extensive park & pipes, excellent kids skiing facilities, ski & snowboard school, 6 distinctly different cafes & restaurants, & apartment accommodation. Cardrona is open for both winter & summer operations, with mountain biking, hiking/sightseeing & mountain carting in the summer months.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“valley view” (11 reviews)
“great runs” (17 reviews)
“ski school” (18 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| Wanaka, Cardrona 9305, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Queenstown and drive here for the day and am SO glad we did. The Coronet ski resort was super icy and this had great snow and a pretty drive there. I stayed on beginner and intermediate while my husband did much harder...More

Thank shannon c
Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Shannon! We're so stoked you made the drive over here from Queenstown & you enjoyed your time up at Cardrona! Hope to see you both again soon :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked our four and two year old into the Ski Kindy and they both had a fantastic day including learning to ski. There are forms to fill out prior of course and you need to provide the usual assortment of gear etc as with...More

Thank Benjamin C
Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Benjamin! We're so stoked you & your family had a great time up at Cardrona this winter. Next season you'll be able to grab your rental gear at our office in Wanaka as well as Queenstown so you can avoid the rush & head...More

Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

I surprised my partner by purchasing first time packages for both of us for his birthday. He couldn't wipe the smile off his face the whole day, due to the fact that he was a natural and the instructor was amazing. It was a great...More

Thank Fiona K
Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

What an awesome surprise, Fiona! We're so stoked your partner had a great birthday up at Cardrona - hope to see you both & those smiles up here again soon!!

Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Ms. Sophie from the Booking office provided excellent customer service experience even above & beyond. From the phone reservation, you can hear her helpful & cheerful personality. More so, when we arrived in the venue, she personally assisted us from completing our gear rental with...More

Thank AprilShower11
Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

It's so awesome to hear you had such a great stay in our apartments, AprilShower11! We think our staff are pretty amazing too ;) - will pass on your kind words to Sophie & the team. We hope to see you up here again next...More

Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Whole family had a great first time here. Small ski resort but ideal for beginners. We all had lessons & the instructors were great. The kids had so much fun with Hans from Belgium they went back for another lesson. The hire gear was reasonably...More

Thank Leama73
Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thanks so much for your great review, Leama73! We're stoked you & the family had a great time up here at Cardrona :) Can't wait to see you all again soon!!

Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

We had a blast staying and skiing on the mountain with the friendly, helpful Cardinal crew. Iain was fantastic teaching the kids to ski and they can’t wait to get back for more. I’d recommend staying on the mountain as well and enjoying the great...More

Thank Andrew I
Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Cheers for your awesome review, Andrew! Hope to see you & the family back here again soon :)

Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

This was our first time skiing. Very blessed to have an experienced instructor, Kate who has 25 seasons of experience teaching us to ski. Definitely recommend going for morning and afternoon to solidify the learning. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. My husband and I will look forward...More

Thank Cassandra T
Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review, Cassandra! It's so great to hear you had an awesome time learning to ski with Kate :) We can't wait to see you on your future skiing trips - see you again soon!

Reviewed 12 October 2017

The drive up the mountain is quite scenic and the road was plenty wide enough and well maintained. The views are different again to those at Treble Cone, however, if you enjoy mountain views, this is the place for you! The gondola's are a comfortable...More

Thank 963Marika
Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a review, 963Marika! We're so stoked you had a great time up here & tried out our new Chondola too :) Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 10 October 2017

I had a fantastic experience skiing here. Wide open slopes and not too busy! Lucky with the weather too!

Thank Helie1992
Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Cheers for your great review, Helie1992! We hope to see you up here again soon :)

Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

First time to NZ. First time to snowboard. Kids loved it! Heaps of snow, great staff, lots of options for kids to teach themselves or be taught. Great day out and so easily accessed.

Thank Irenezjm
Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thanks so much for your great review, Irenezjm! We're stoked you & your family had a great time up at Cardrona this winter :) We'll see you next year!!

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Swhite2012
4 June 2017|
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Response from Nadia E | Property representative |
Hi - as a rule children are usually separated into groups of those 4 years & under | 5 years & older. However there are ways we could accommodate having them stay together. Hiring a private instructor is a great option... More
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lowsoon
24 May 2017|
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I did it in glorious sun in a large car ! It was very slippy in places so with snow on the ground I'm not sure ! I would think there is a bus up there or other form of transport . It looked all very organised for the winter... More
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baldy252
2 February 2017|
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Response from Judy B | Reviewed this property |
HI I did - But it is gravel and a long way up - so for a little car very hard on it and very dusty and gravel problems. I survied without problems but felt sorry for the car and crossed my fingers I had no gravel cracks etc.
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