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Cardrona Alpine Resort

| Wanaka, Cardrona 9382, New Zealand
+64 800 440 800
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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, 8 distinctly different cafes & restaurants, & apartment accommodation. Cardrona is open for both winter & summer operations, with mountain biking, gondola rides, hiking/sightseeing, stargazing & NZ's only mountain carting in the summer months.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“valley view” (11 reviews)
“half pipe” (6 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 9382, New Zealand
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+64 800 440 800
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"valley view"
in 11 reviews
"skiing experience"
in 14 reviews
"half pipe"
in 6 reviews
"kids club"
in 10 reviews
"great snow"
in 19 reviews
"ski school"
in 18 reviews
"rental gear"
in 10 reviews
"ski instructor"
in 14 reviews
"magic carpet"
in 17 reviews
"snow quality"
in 6 reviews
"lift tickets"
in 7 reviews
"ski fields"
in 22 reviews
"blue runs"
in 13 reviews
"advanced skiers"
in 9 reviews
"noodle bar"
in 23 reviews
"beginner runs"
in 6 reviews
"groomed runs"
in 6 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We spent a day here during Queenstown Winter festival and enjoyed the free activities, especially the snow tubing for kids. Mike who oversaw the snow tubing was absolutely amazing and made us feel so welcomed and not just a number within lots of skiers. Mark...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Did the first timer snowboarding lessons with Mark who was awesome. Thanks for a great day. Awesome experience with Cardona Alpine Resort.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fun atmosphere and great terrain. Staff are super friendly. I will be back again in the near future.

Thank Erin F
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

There are everything you need, I am not advanced in skiing, so maybe I don't have so many requirements, but for me it was perfect. I recommend for those who are beginners like me also. Don't be afraid, there is a lot of various tracks....More

Thank Gintarė B
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Mark C, Marketing Mark at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey Gintarė, Thank you for the amazing feedback, we are glad you had a great time & it sounds like you had a rad time learning to ride. - Hope to see you this winter :)

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

It was the best skiing experience I have ever had. As a teen, I had such a fun time at this mountain. I'm not that good at skiing but the lessons I had were so enjoyable. The staff/teachers are what I, as a 'hip' kid...More

Thank Ash M
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Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thanks so much for your awesome review, Ash! We're stoked you had a radical lesson with Steve :) Hope to see you back up here this winter!

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

The is an alpine ski area w/ resort/ restaurants. In summer, it doubles as mountain bike terrain, and for carting tracks. On a hot summer day (as happened this past summer many a time) it is at least 10C cooler on the mountaintop as compared...More

Thank Uhuru966
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Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a review, Uhuru966! We're so glad you enjoyed your time up on the mountain - hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Went with friends mountain carting. Was awesome!! The crew are super helpful and the carting was so much fun. Sadly only 1 track was open. But I'm sure it was temperaury. Can't wait to go back.👍😁More

Thank Addam W
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Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Hi Addam! We're so stoked you had an awesome time carting. Yep, unfortunately you did visit us when we temporarily only had 1 of our 3 cart tracks open - it's great to hear you enjoyed it regardless! We can't wait to see you again...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

This review is not about the place but if you are driving at your own, book this resort only if you are an expert driver for driving on the hilly road. The road is not well constructed and you have to drive for almost 12kms....More

Thank arorajianil
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Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Hi arorajianil! Thanks so much for taking the time to give us feedback. We're sorry to hear you didn't have a good experience driving up our road - although it is a high alpine road, it has been built wide & not overly steep to...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Great idea to cart down the ski field in the off season , very enjoyable but I would recommend cutting the price to $50pp to get more people up in the off season. 2 hours was plenty of time and the staff were lovely ....More

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Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Hi jtm7! Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a review :) We're stoked you had a good time & we'll see you again soon!

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

This place is amazing! We visited on a sunny summers day (still only 6 degrees on arrival though!) for some mountain carting and it was a whole lot of fun! The drive up the long windy road was spectacular enough but when you reach the...More

Thank PaulieAbb
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Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Hi Paulie! We're so chuffed you had a great time mountain carting up here at Cardrona! We hope to see you guys up here again soon :)

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TinaSueWP
6 January 2018|
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Response from Andrew C | Reviewed this property |
My daughter was there in mid July 2017 and there was lots of good quality snow. We were there in late September 2017 and there was still some good snow around. The locals had said it had been a great season in 2017. While... More
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TinaSueWP
6 January 2018|
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Response from Jen H | Property representative |
Hiya TinaSueWP! Jen from Cardrona here :) Brenero & Shannon are absolutely correct - our 2018 winter season runs from June 16 - October 14! We'll see you up here in a few months!!
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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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