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Cardrona Ski Area

Located in the Cardrona Valley, between Queenstown and Wanaka, you will find the fantastic Cardrona Alpine Resort. This high, wide mountain offers skiers fantastic snow and three separate basins. Each of these basins boasts a variety of terrain to suit different skill levels of skiers and boarders.

The Cardrona ski area extends over an area of almost 350 hectares and is easily accessed by 3 quad chairlifts as well as a number of learners tows. There are a number of groomed trails perfect for beginners and they allow access to all parts of the mountain. There are also a number of superb runs for intermediate skiers and boarders – particularly off the Whitestar Express and Captains quad chairlifts.

For those with a higher level of experience, there are some great lines through the Arcadia Chutes to explore. There are two well-maintained different sized half-pipes along with a Heavy Metal terrain park. The park's run stretches over a distance of 1,000 metres and includes jumps, fun boxes, rails and tables.

At Cardrona Ski Area, visitors can enjoy the most comprehensive freestyle park in the entire country. It also offers a fun skier/boarder cross for the duration of the season . This is the perfect activity for challenging your friends!

Mountain Statistics

  • Base Altitude: 1670m
  • Highest Altitude: 1860m
  • Vertical Drop: 600m
  • Skiable Area: 345Ha
  • Annual Snowfall: 270m
  • Average Snow Depth: 75cm

Terrain

  • Beginner: 25%
  • Intermediate: 50%
  • Advanced: 25%
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