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Reviewed 29 September 2023

Staff were so nice, definitely worth getting a private lesson you get to skip ques so you don’t have to wait long, slops are great and well maintained.

Date of experience: August 2023
Thank Eve C
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RealNZ_Aotearoa, Guest Relations Manager at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2023

Thank you for your review of Cardrona! 😊 We're thrilled to hear that you had a positive experience with our team and enjoyed your private lesson. Skipping the queues certainly adds to the convenience and allows you to make the most of your time on the slopes.




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Reviewed 12 September 2023 via mobile

All the staff at the resort are super friendly and helpful. The bus ride is very comfortable thanks to our skilful driver Pete. My friends and I have very little experience in snow sports so we did a first timer package which include a whole day lesson. Our snowboarding instructor Gav is experienced, friendly, encouraging. We all managed to learn a few basic snowboarding skills. We couldn’t stop talking about it for the rest of the day.

Date of experience: August 2023
Thank Wing Yiu F
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RealNZ_Aotearoa, Guest Relations Manager at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2023

Thank you for your fantastic review of Cardrona Alpine Resort! We're stoked that you all managed to learn some basic snowboarding skills and had such an enjoyable day.

Rest assured, we will pass on your kudos to the team, Pete, and Gav. Your positive feedback is greatly appreciated, and we're sure they'll be delighted to hear it. We look forward to welcoming you back for more snow adventures in the future! 🏂🚌🌨️🌟

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Reviewed 20 August 2023 via mobile

Great snow, despite it being an average winter. Two things make this a 3 star review.

At no time in the last seven days did I see a ski patrol. What I did see, was parks riders, both skiers and boarders hammering down the slow area at the bottom of All Nations, whizzing around novice skiers trying to get there confidence up, scaring the living daylights out of them.

It's appallingly bad. Do something about it.

Second, Captians cafe is still the biggest joke on the mountain. A sold out day, yet the queue for coffee was 25 minutes. Grumpy staff, grumpy patrons, but.....BUT, they still only had one of two coffee machines going.

Unbelievable.

Date of experience: August 2023
Thank Aklfishboy
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RealNZ_Aotearoa, Guest Relations Manager at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2023

We're sorry to hear about the concerns you had during your recent visit to Cardrona Alpine Resort. Your feedback is valuable in helping us improve the guest experience.

Regarding the ski patrol issue and the behavior of some park riders, we take safety on the slopes seriously. We will investigate the situation and make necessary adjustments to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all our guests, especially those who are learning to ski or snowboard.

We also apologise for the inconvenience you faced at Captains Cafe, including the long queue and service issues.

To better address your concerns and gather more details about your visit, we kindly ask you to email us at feedback@realnz.com with the date of your visit and any additional information you can provide. Your input will be instrumental in helping us make the necessary improvements for future guests. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, and we hope to see you again in the future with an improved experience.




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Reviewed 19 August 2023

We had a private 2 hour lesson with Eriska.
She was amazing- really patient, encouraging and clearly a very experienced instructor.
We learned much more than we expected and were able to feel confident with skiing with and without poles, stopping, controlling our speed , riding the magic carpet and beginning to explore turns.
Thank you so much.
Extremely enjoyable day

Date of experience: August 2023
Thank alisont379
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RealNZ_Aotearoa, Guest Relations Manager at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2023

It sounds like you had a fantastic day on the slopes, mastering essential skills, and exploring the mountain. We're grateful for your kind words, and we hope you continue to have many more memorable skiing adventures at Cardrona Alpine Resort in the future!




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Reviewed 8 July 2023

Having skied in the North Island for most of my life I have had a revelation. This field is so well run, so professional it puts RAL to shame. The snow conditions were quite low but it stayed in great condition through out the day. Crisp squeaky snow on a solid base. The staff managed the high numbers well and the free shuttle bus from the bottom carpark was great. We will be back.

Date of experience: July 2023
Thank 902nathanm
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RealNZ_Aotearoa, Guest Relations Manager at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2023

Thank you for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic experience skiing with us. We take great pride in providing an excellent experience, even when the snow levels are low. We can't wait to welcome you back for another memorable skiing adventure in the future. Thank you for choosing us!




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