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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)
“ski school” (18 reviews)
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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
"half pipe"
in 6 reviews
"ski school"
in 18 reviews
"kids club"
in 9 reviews
"rental gear"
in 10 reviews
"great snow"
in 17 reviews
"magic carpet"
in 16 reviews
"noodle bar"
in 26 reviews
"snow quality"
in 6 reviews
"ski fields"
in 22 reviews
"lift tickets"
in 7 reviews
"ski instructor"
in 12 reviews
"blue runs"
in 13 reviews
"advanced skiers"
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"beginner runs"
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"ski area"
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"groomed runs"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family of four - (2 adults and 2 boys - 9 and 5) had the most wonderful time at Cardrona. All first timers and by the end of the first day our brilliant teacher - Laura - had my husband and I down a...More

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Mark C, Marketing at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Robyna! Thanks so much for taking the time to write up your experience, we really pride ourselves in our customer relationships & hearing this makes us SO happy! Sounds like you were all total naturals, the progression onto the chairlift is no mean feat, I...More

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We snowboarded here for 1 day this year. The trip is approx 1hr or so depending on traffic from queenstown. Have been here two times before. It’s great now with the addition of the new gondola. Good size mountain for intermediate and higher. Never have...More

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Mark C, Marketing at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey, Thanks so much for your review. We are currently undergoing a massive refurbishment of our facilities of which we are 2 years into a 5 year plan. Base Cafe/Juice & Java & The Mezz restaurant were updated for this season, with further plans to...More

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This is the best ski resort in queenstown.. well worth the trip.. we enjoyed 2 days of skiing here.. we will be back

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Mark C, Marketing at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey CJO193, cheers for the review!

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Just had 4 great days skiing at Cardy. Other than the snow conditions the highlight was the food at the noodle bar. Not sure if it was the cold or the calories burnt on the slopes but the nasi goreng was amazing. This nb has...More

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Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

David we're soooo stoked you loved the Noodle Bar - the food up there is so scrummy!! Hope to see you up here again soon for more turns & nasi goreng ;)

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We had four days in mid / late July The main six person lift and gondola were new and effective. The noodle bar gets special mention for good food. The bento box,sushi, pad Thai were quite good. The Kamati chicken was very close to what...More

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Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Cheers for your awesome review, Barra! Stoked you had an awesome time here... we love the Noodle Bar too. Hope to see you up here again soon :)

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Edgar A
20 July 2018|
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Response from Jen H | Property representative |
Hi Edgar! We close for the winter season on October 14 & reopen for summer at the start of December - there won't be any skiing up here in November unfortunately :(
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naomipearl1
14 July 2018|
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Response from Jen H | Property representative |
Hi Naomi! You can use multi-day lift passes, rental equipment & group lessons on non-consecutive days - you'll just need to return your rental gear if you're not using it the next day :)
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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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