Cardrona Alpine Resort

18 Dunmore St Wanaka 9035 New Zealand
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Cardrona Alpine Resort (also known as “Cardy”) is located on the South Island of New Zealand and is renowned for being a fun and friendly ski field with reliable snow conditions. With 38 trails covering 852 acres, Cardrona Alpine Resort is also the second largest ski mountain in the Queenstown- Wanaka region. The mountain has a top elevation of 6,102 feet giving guests amazing views of the area. This high elevation along with a south facing location, gives Cardrona Alpine Resort plenty of dry snow. Some people say Cardrona Alpine Resort is more reliable than Coronet and Remarkables for snow.

Cardrona Alpine Resort

Two important qualities of Cardrona Alpine Resort are that it is an excellent mountain for families and for four excellent terrain parks. With 25% of the trails designated as beginner trails, four dedicated children’s centers, and excellent instructors, children and adults learning to ski will find it enjoyable. The beginner trails at Cardrona Alpine Resort are wide open making it easy for learning and it is home to the Southern Hemisphere's longest magic carpet.

For those that are more advanced, there is expansive terrain and Cardrona Alpine Resort boasts the Southern Hemisphere's most extensive terrain park area giving you plenty of jumps and a half-pipe. Cardrona Alpine Resort is home for the New Zealand Olympic Park and Pipe Team. There are three distinct bowl areas spread and advanced skiers can find some great off-piste terrain and steeps.

Cardrona Alpine Resort has numerous facilities include multiple restaurants, snow shop, ski and snowboard school, rental services, childcare, and medical center. There are accommodations in the nearby resort towns of Wanaka and Queenstown with Wanaka being closer to the mountain.

Cardrona Alpine Resort Notes:

  • Great runs at Captains basin
  • Check out some great steeps in the Arcadia Chutes.

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Mountain Profile

Top Elevation

Top Elevation: 6102

Base Elevation

Base Elevation: 4134

Vertical Drop

Beginner: 25

Total Runs

Total Runs: 38


Intermediate: 50

Skiable Terrain

Skiable Terrain: 852


Advanced: 25

Terrain Parks

Terrain Parks: 4


Expert: 0

Night Skiing

Night Skiing: No


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