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Cardrona Alpine Resort

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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...more
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| Wanaka, Cardrona 9382, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I loved our day skiing at Cardrona. The day pass was $99/PP, and although the resort is small compared to what we are used to in Europe, we thoroughly enjoyed the runs and the resort. The Vista Bar at the top of...More

Thank Oliver M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was my first time on the snow and I loved every minute! We organised to stay on the mountain in the family apartment. Accomodation is very limited so be sure to book early! It was so worth it. Having the resort to yourself after...More

Thank Danni1985
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great day up on the mountain with Angie being our instructor. Great facilities and easy process to get onto the slopes. We will be back!

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

Cheers AussieGidge! Looking forward to seeing you up here next time :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a family of two adults and two kids (10 and 7) we hit the ski school in spring on a near perfect day as first timers. The beginners area is fantastic. Both kids picked up skiing quickly and felt empowered to get out there...More

Thank KateS3896
Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Kate! Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a review, & your top tips for avoiding the lunch lines ;) Hope to see you & the kids back up here again soon!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I have just finished a couple of great days at Cardrona First time skiers both. Big shout out to Charlotte, Teegs and Ali; all great instructors who each brought their own flavour to our learning. It finally clicked on the second day...More

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

Thanks so much for your awesome review, AusFamilyGuy! Can't wait to see you & your daughter back up at Cardrona again soon :) Will pass on your shout out to our instructing team!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was probably my favourite ski field we visited. The weather was fantastic for us and the staff were super friendly.

Thank Jessica R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only spent one day very late in the season but had a fantastic experience! The weather was just amazing and the skiing conditions was superb. It was late season and you could find rocks and bare ground here and there - just as expected....More

Thank DanielE5124
Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your awesome review, Daniel! Can't wait to see you back here again soon :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

54cm of snow in 24hours! Amazing trails especially for learners. Love the open spaces and amazing views. The dining area is well suited for those wanting to bring their own sandwiches and 2minute noodles as well.

Thank _tqml
Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It's awesome to hear you had such a great day up here! Cheers for writing us a review & we hope to see you again soon :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. Great facilities and awesome slopes for beginner to intermediate. Put the kids into skiwees for the day which included morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Very kind, patient and fun instructors who bought out the best in my shy kids. We’ll be...More

Thank Nicole M
Mark C, Marketing at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey Nicole! Thank you so much for the review, Snow School will be over the moon :) Sounds like you all had an epic experience & we can't wait to have you back!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I booked the lesson, lift and rental package and it was great! Picked up my snowboarding gear at the Cardrona store in Wanaka town and drove to the top of the mountain. Check to see if you need snow chains (they can tell you at...More

Thank LeighK82
Mark C, Marketing at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review Leigh, we are stoked to hear that you are enjoying the spring conditions right now! The 2 hour morning lesson works so well as it gives you the whole afternoon to explore the mountain, & put into practice what you learned...More

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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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