Cardrona Alpine Resort - South Island
Winter 2020 Open now!
Cardrona is the largest ski area close to both Queenstown and Wanaka, and is NZ’s favourite family mountain where everyone’s a VIP!
With a fun-filled atmosphere, wide, open runs and an abundance of intermediate terrain, Cardrona is welcoming and enjoyable to ski or ride. It’s the perfect place for beginners and intermediates; with easy-to use surface lifts, beginner packages and plenty of wide, open trails spread over 3 basins.
Kids 5 years & under receive FREE day passes.
McDougall’s Express Chondola
A combined lift of 8-person gondola cabins & 6-seater chairs – NZ’s first cabin-style lift on a ski area!
Cardrona’s Ski Kindy and Snow Sports School have options on and off the snow for kids from 3 months to 14 years, offering care, lessons, food & FUN in flexible packages.
Shorter lesson and care options are available for families who’d like to spend more time skiing together.
SNOW SPORTS HQ
One, central location for all kids' facilities with Ski Kindy for littlies and The Den for older kids. Snow Sports HQ is ski-in/ski-out on all three levels.
PENGI'S NURSERY AND SKI KINDY (3 months-5 years)
Fully-licensed Early Childhood Centre, with highly experienced and qualified teachers, sleep and infant areas, activities, meals plus snow exploration and under 5s lessons in our outdoor play zone.
Full day care - 3 months - 2 years $115, 2 - 5yrs $110
Full day care +1 hour private lesson: $175
Full day care +2x2 hour group lessons: $195
1hr Under 5yrs Private Lesson – 9am or 1pm: $99
KIDS SNOW SPORTS SCHOOL (5 years and over)
First Timer Package – learner conveyor pass, rental equipment & 2 group lessons (2hr & 2.5hr): $125
Private lessons: from $135 (1 hour)
KIDS SKI & SNOWBOARD GROUP LESSONS
Great for kids who want to improve but wish to spend most of the day skiing with their family. 2 hour Kids Group Lessons at 10.20am & 2pm.
For Ages: 5 years+
2 hour group lessons:
Morning Group Lesson (10.20am–12.20pm) $69
Afternoon Group Lesson (2–4pm) $59
Full Day Group Lessons (morning & afternoon) $99
Note : Rental available but not included in lesson prices, lift pass required for 6+ yrs
KIDS ADVENTURE PROGRAMMES
Skiwees & Lowriders – four days of lessons, lunch & activities in the same group, with the same instructor
Mon – Thurs $460
Ride Tribe – four days of lessons for intermediate/advanced skiers & snowboarders, with the same instructor (BYO lunch)
Mon – Thurs $460
Packages available to include lift passes & rentals