Cardrona Alpine Resort

Cardrona Road, Cardrona Valley

+64 3 443 8880

Cardrona Mountain Statistics

* Base Area Elevation: 1670m

* Highest Lifted Point: 1860m

* Vertical Rise: 600m

* Terrain: 345 hectares

Skiing & Snowboarding Terrain

* 25% Beginner

* 50% Intermediate

* 25% Advanced

Operating hours: 9am – 4pm daily

Season: 13th June to 11th October 2015

Average Annual Snowfall: 2.9 metres. Snowmaking to supplement natural snow in the Main and Captain's Basins.


* 2 quad fixed chairlift

* 2 quad express chairlifts

* 2 surface conveyor lifts

* 1 platter tow lift

* Lift capacity 11,000 people per hour

Base Facilities

* Snow shop

* Full ski and snowboard rental services including workshop

* On Mountain accommodation

* Snowfoto - on mountain photography of you and your family

* Ticketing & guest services

* Medical Centre - Cardrona’s medical facilities and staff are of a very high standard. A registered doctor is on duty at all times, and a physiotherapist is on standby. Trained patrol staff monitor on-slope safety constantly.

* Bag check is available in rental for the small fee of $5

* Free wifi in Base area

* A card phone is located in the Base cafeteria

Ski and Snowboard Instruction, Coaching and Child Care and Development

New Zealand’s best facilities for kids:

* Kids Ski & Snowboard School (5 – 14 years) with indoor facilities

* High Performance Centre dedicated to helping ski race, snowboard and freeski athletes

* Nursery & Kindy (3 months – 3 years)

* Ski Kindy (3 –4 years)

* The Cardrona Kindies are licensed early childhood centres, audited bi-annually by the NZ Ministry of Education.

New Zealand's Most Extensive Terrain Park Facilities

* 4 terrain parks from beginner to expert levels

* Southern Hemisphere's only permanent 22ft Olympic Superpipe

* 12ft Halfpipe

* Big Air

* Gravity X Course


We have five cafés on the mountain.

* Fully licensed Mezz café bar & restaurant which is also opening for evening dining.

* Base self-service café

* Noodle bar

* Juice and Java Bar

* Captains Pizzeria