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Cardrona is a relaxed and friendly Ski Area that has been putting smiles on skiers and snowboarders for 35 years. Explore it all – wide open beginner trails, pristine groomers, fun freeride terrain and world class parks and pipes. Whatever your level Cardrona has got the snow for you.

Cardrona is renowned for being a fun and friendly ski resort with some of the most reliable snow conditions in the region.

Thanks to its high elevation and south facing location, snow is dry and plentiful.  Beginners will love Cardrona’s famous beginners’ slopes which are accessed by the Southern Hemisphere’s longest magic carpet.

Cardrona has four dedicated kids’ centres and offers accommodation on the slopes.   Cardrona also boasts the Southern Hemisphere’s most extensive terrain park facilities and is home to the NZ Olympic Park and Pipe Team.

Cardrona is the second largest ski area in the region.

For General Enquiries please email: [email protected]



Located in the Central Lakes District, in the heart of the Southern Alps, Cardrona is conveniently located between Queenstown and Wanaka and an easy drive Queenstown Airport.

Located off the Cardrona Valley road which links Wanaka and Queenstown. Drive time from:
Wanaka 35 minutes (34km)
Arrowtown 45 minutes (37km)
Queenstown 60 minutes (58km)


9am to 4pm


0800 440 800 or +64 3 443 8880

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