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Cardrona Alpine Resort

| Wanaka, Cardrona, New Zealand
+64 800 440 800
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Awesone day

Had a great day skiing on candrona today.. great snow! Instructor tim was fantastic! Had a great... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
CJO193
,
Te Puke, New Zealand
via mobile
Excellent Skiing

Very versatile ski field - family, fun and advanced skiing friendly, very effiencient in the Hire... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
JacquesDearlove
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Wanaka, New Zealand
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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” (9 reviews)
“ski school” (16 reviews)
“kids club” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| Wanaka, Cardrona, New Zealand
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+64 800 440 800
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a great day skiing on candrona today.. great snow! Instructor tim was fantastic! Had a great few runs!

Thank CJO193
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very versatile ski field - family, fun and advanced skiing friendly, very effiencient in the Hire Gear Area, Parking good, and Cafes great as well - can chill out there if it's a bit cold outside!

Thank JacquesDearlove
Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Jacques! Thank you for such a great review :) We can't wait to see you up here again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous ski-field great staff, great facilities superbly managed and doing a great job managing the early season snow!

Thank The_Shed_Riverbank
Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review :) We're stoked you had a great time at Cardrona - hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an amazing time at Cardrona, the weather was absolutely perfect, the staff are super helpful and very happy, the only bad thing was a new I.T system and they had only had it for a week, so few problems to work out, but the...More

Thank TrevorRadburn
Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for your feedback Trevor & for being so understanding with our new system - it's going to be so great & we're very excited about it! We hope to see you again soon :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time to Cardrona. Instructors were brilliant and attentive, Tim who had a one on one lesson with our special needs son, and Ash with the snowboarding for hubby and daughter. So patient!! From the staff in rentals, to the cafe, to Sam who took...More

Thank MelindaWiegmann
Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Melinda! Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review - it's so awesome to hear that you & your family had a great time at Cardrona. We will pass on your thanks to the Snow Sports School & Adaptive...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went up to the Cardrona Ski field on 11 June 17. As it was our first real ski experience, we were a bit concerned about the safety and lesson progresses ( We booked our starter packages with two beginner lessons). It turns out that was...More

Thank jwang2017
Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi jwang2017! Thank you so much for your awesome review - we're so stoked you enjoyed your lesson up at Cardrona :) We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Cardrona today with my partner who had never skied, I have skied but wanting to offer moral support we booked into a beginners lesson for $250 (hire gear and passes) Was under the impression that for that price we could access all the beginners...More

2  Thank Troy L
Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Troy, Our First Timer Packages do only include access to the Beginners' Area lifts & one ride up the McDougall's Chondola on the first day. This is because the package is designed for first timers - people who have never ever skied or snowboarded...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A tale from January this year....hopefully they've changed the practices, but if not be aware. We booked a session carting, but the resort cancelled on the morning due to weather. Fair enough, safety is important. We were unable to reschedule due to ongoing travel. However...More

Thank Bill S
Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Bill! We're sorry to hear about your experience with mountain carting this summer. We are going to have a look at this process - potentially look at holding a deposit instead in the future. If you are back in the area again we would...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Getting to Cardrona was a bus ride for us through some of the most breathtaking scenery, it was a long winding road but once there we were met by the most amazing people who took care of our every need. Team leader Mark and his...More

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

Hiya Lynandgra! Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We're so chuffed you had a great time at Cardrona & will pass on your words to Mark & his team. We hope to see you up here again soon!

Reviewed 7 May 2017

Our absolute favourite mountain worth the longer trip! Lots of different runs all different levels, Friendly staff and great coffee

Thank Makaela T
Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Hi Makaela! Thanks so much for your great review :) Hope to see you back this winter for more great times & good coffee!

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Swhite2012
Can a 4 year old and her 7 year old sibling join kids activities together? Wouldn't want to split them up.
4 June 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Hi Apologies - cannot help with this question ! I'm sure they would accommodate the 2 of them however !
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lowsoon
Hi,can I drive the rented 6 berth camper van up to the montain on 2June17 just to see the snow? if it is not, is there any others way i can do it (by bus, by walking) ? i just want to enjoy the snow...very thank you for the answer and help.God Bless.
24 May 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
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
We are staying on the mountain during the winter ski season this year...can you please advise if anyone knows if youre allowed to drive a rental car to the Cardrona Alpine Resort?
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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