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Cardrona Alpine Resort

Ski resort in the South Island of New Zealand

Cardrona Alpine Resort is the South Island’s most popular ski area, attracting all kinds of snow enthusiasts – from first timers & families, to X Games and Olympic athletes. With a fun-filled, family atmosphere coupled with wide, open runs & an abundance of intermediate terrain, Cardrona is welcoming & enjoyable to ride.

Cardrona is nestled high in the Crown Range between Queenstown from Wanaka. Take a short drive from Queenstown airport, over the stunningly beautiful Crown Range, past the iconic Cardrona Hotel, to be welcomed by genuine Kiwi hospitality to a truly world-class resort.

Wide, open trails at Cardrona offer some of NZ’s best snow conditions, groomed to perfection by a modern and innovative snow management system. Cardrona is renowned for being a natural choice for families due to its wide range of progressive terrain, catering for all levels of skiers and snowboarders.

Cardrona leads the way in terms of childcare facilities, with 4 dedicated kids' centres, including 2 fully-licensed early childcare centres for kids aged 3 months to 4 years old. Cardrona's kids' ski and snowboard school offer a range of programmes to get your little ones sliding all over the mountain in no time!

Cardrona is also the home of the NZ Park and Pipe Team, with world-class freestyle facilities including a World Cup Slopestyle Course & Australasia's only 22ft World Cup Halfpipe. The resort hosts many events throughout the winter season, attracting the world's best skiers & snowboarders.

With 3 wide basins offering beginner, freestyle and freeride terrain, & incredible 360° vistas of Queenstown, Wanaka & the Southern Alps, Cardrona really is NZ's ultimate winter playground!

Cardrona is found on the Cardrona Valley Road between Queenstown and Wanaka, opposite the Cardrona Distillery & Museum.


On-mountain accommodation in 15 alpine apartments

6 distinctly different cafés and restaurants

Ski and Snowboard School

On-mountain rentals and workshop

Medical centre and physiotherapy

Family Facilities

4 dedicated kids’ centres

Nursery and kindy for 3months-4yrs

Care, lunch and lessons for 3-14 years

Flexible options for care throughout the day

Kids’ menus

Hundreds of other family activities in the area

Further information

Cardrona Alpine Resort
Phone: 0800 440 800 or +64 3 443 8880

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