Cardrona Alpine Resort

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Cardrona Alpine Resort
4.5
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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.
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Shane B
Te Awamutu, New Zealand759 contributions
Mar 2022
We booked through book me for $84 each really great value for money. They started with a safety brief using a bit of humour to push home the safety points. We had two hours there are 3 tracks to smaller and one takes about 15 minutes down in the 2 hours we had 7 rides including two longer ones if we pushed it we could have done 9, there was no real waiting time to get back up on ski lifts. We are a couple in our late 50s early 60s so would recommend this for all ages you can go as fast or as slow as you like and no time did we feel unsafe.

When we are in the area again ti will be on our must do list and I have highly recommended it to anyone who will listen.
Written 12 April 2022
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Scenic94143
11 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
My kid and his friends absolutely loved this and it's not outrageously expensive like other adventure tourism activities.
Written 12 February 2022
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Neil C
Porirua, New Zealand113 contributions
Absolutely brilliant fun and a great way to get down the mountain in the summer!
My son and I loved this - such good fun.
The Cardrona team were brilliant - making this as safe as possible.
The 2 hour session is perfect - enough time to get loads of runs in making the most of the 3 routes available to the karts.
The safety briefing was good information to keep you safe and the kit provided was good quality.
Written 30 January 2022
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Gavin M
Auckland, New Zealand196 contributions
Dec 2021
As a family, we've done many of the adrenaline and high-thrill activities, but Mountain Carts is by far and away the new favourite.

Family of four, with two boys (12 and 14), over two hours of down-hill fun, one crash (me), no injuries (except a bruise and my ego).

Great location, amazing facilities, friendly and helpful staff. Enjoyed the chair-lifts and gondola rides too.

Summer, but dress up warm - and I would suggest a bandana or similar - you get a lot of dust on your face and in your mouth.

Such a great day. Definitely returning.
Written 15 January 2022
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Apple Crumble
Wellington, New Zealand8 contributions
The carts were heaps of fun and easy to use all the trails were open and not too busy. The staff were nice and the park well maintained.
Written 17 December 2021
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Kirisa B
Auckland, New Zealand7 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
The ticketing process and hiring process was great easy and all Staff very helpful and welcoming , we went as a first time family of 5 skiing 2 adults 12yo 7yo 6yo . All was well until we meet out instructor (nick) who had no Patience and just all round grumpy , instructions were given without everyone there, we were told not help each other including helping our own kids from the ground he had absolutely no people skills. It completely put our kids off. We then went and did our own lessons with the kids with the little info we got and they were much better off without the pressure of being told off by the instructor. Over all Cadrona was well set up for first timers we just got the wrong instructor, as we were eagerly listening in to the others who were having a bunch of fun with their groups.
Written 15 October 2021
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Tim
Manchester, UK12 contributions
Aug 2021 • Solo
Excellent team, thank you Laura and the girl driver who was full of fun and had short hair - sorry I forgot your name. Ashleigh perhaps?
Written 13 August 2021
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rone498
2 contributions
Jul 2021
Won’t go back in a hurry. Massive long lines, short runs, marginal snow conditions. Really not much different than Coronet Peak in overall ski quality, except 1 more chairlift running 5X as many people, awful access road, but ever so slightly more snow. Felt like a second class citizen waiting in long lines for the literally hundreds of red shirted Cardrona ski schoolers - with instant lift line access while we waited for each lift for 30-45 minutes. Extremely disappointing experience.
Written 28 July 2021
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rone498
2 contributions
Jul 2021
Won’t go back in a hurry. Massive long lines, short runs, marginal snow conditions. Really not much different than Coronet Peak in overall ski quality, except 1 more chairlift running 5X as many people, awful access road, but ever so slightly more snow. Felt like a second class citizen waiting in long lines for the literally hundreds of red shirted Cardrona ski schoolers - with instant lift line access while we waited for each lift for 30-45 minutes. Extremely disappointing experience.
Written 28 July 2021
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sean
Auckland, New Zealand163 contributions
Fantastic day up the mountain...we got the full package with lessons,bus ride,gear hire...the ride was lovely and comfortable..the instructors were amazing,Thank you so much Manumi and Liv...the equipment was excellent...
Our first time skiing and we left the fields skiing confidently all thanks to our wonderful instructors..the views were amazing..well worth it for sure
Written 11 July 2021
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