s Cardrona Ski Resort, near Queenstown. Cardrona skiing, New Zealand.
Activities button



Skiing at Cardrona Ski Resort, New Zealand:

These pages have some of Queenstown's best activities & tours:

Cardrona is another world class Skiing area within a short driving distance of Queenstown.

To see what we mean, click here and you will see, Cardrona Ski-field is situated between the two resorts - Queenstown & Wanaka, in the Southern Alps of New Zealand .
Arial map of Cardrona

Cardrona ski field is renowned among skiers and snowboarders for dry snow and wide slopes. Setting the highest standards for snow skiing in New Zealand and leading the way forward amongst all New Zealand ski resorts.

With the field being higher and drier than any others, this means naturally better snow. With a base elevation of 1670m above sea level, Cardrona is higher, colder and renowned for getting the best snow and keeping it that way. A fact attested to by their many skiers and snowboarders .
Area map of Cardrona This Ski Resort does not use snowmaking equipment, they don't need it - up there nature does it all for them.

Its convenient location between Wanaka and Queenstown, makes it the hub resort in the Southern Lakes, New Zealand's largest ski-able region. As can be seen, Cardrona is virtually half way between Queenstown and Wanaka. Normally the drive is under the hour from Queenstown as the 'Crown Range' road is now fully sealed all the way.

For quality Ski Accommodation in Queenstown, see below.

To make a booking simply fill in your dates below and you will be taken to a secure booking page.

Destination Queenstown logo Getting air at Cardrona Chairlift Sunny day at Cardrona
Line

As the Trail map below shows Cardrona is a wide mountain. Click for enlargement

As the lifts go out rather than up people are spread away from each other rather than stacked - Cardrona Trailmapmeaning more personal space. There are 3 separate and distinct basins from one side to the other. But each has a good range of terrain. Therefore you get more individual intermediate runs particularly through the middle of the basins and that is one of the key things Cardrona is renown for.

By relying on width rather than height to provide terrain, none of their slopes go below 1500m. Meaning Cardrona is colder with dryer, softer snow, less affected by freeze thaw until very late in the season.

In recent years Cardrona's location and aspect have seen fewer closed days than many other areas in New Zealand! More reliable means more snow and more time on it for you.

The best on-mountain children's facilities.

The best on-mountain children's facilities in New Zealand are to be found at Cardrona.

Cardrona Alpine Resort leads the way in child-friendly ski areas with the country's most comprehensive kids centres and development programmes. The Kids' Centres are purpose-built centres that cater for all ages, from three months to 14 years.

Pre-schoolers can have a great day with snow learning to suit their attention span and size in Ski-Korral .
Primary age kids get lots of skiing and boarding, and hang out at the coolest place of all - Kids Club.