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Mountain Statistics: Lifts: 7 Lifts Skiable Area: 791ha Elevation: 1894m Verticle: 390m Cardrona Alpine Resort offers something for everyone, from those wanting to experience the joy of skiing for the first time to those that can't live without their fix of winter excitement. New in 2010 - The Valley View Quad! Cardrona's fourth quad chair opens up even more intermediate and advanced skiing and riding terrain. This new additional will increase Cardrona's verticle drop to 600m.

Friendly, Cardrona is a relaxed friendly mountain - great for friends and family to enjoy a healthy holiday in the midst of the Southern Alps.




A great mountain for beginner and intermediate abilities (80% of terrain). Gentle wide open slopes prevail, and 3 Magic Carpet Learner lifts result in an accelerated learning curve. Cardrona boasts the only beginner trail in New Zealand that runs along the mountain’s peak! Beginners will literally feel on top of the world with breathtaking views from Lake Wanaka to Queenstown. 

For the Families, New Zealand’s total family resort, Cardrona offers the best options for kids, with two licensed Early Childhood Centres (Cardrona Kindys) and two dedicated centres for our extensive Kids Ski & Snowboard School.





Freestylers, Cardrona is an incredible playground for freestyle skiers and boarders. Slope facilities include three terrain parks with a wide range of rails and jumps, up to 3 halfpipes, and a Gravity Cross course.

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