Cardrona Alpine Resort - South Island
Winter 2023 June 17th-October 15th (estimated)
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. Ages taken as of date of travel for in-season products.
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.
Never been skiing before? The Cardrona Alpine Resort first timer ski package is the perfect choice for those who have never set foot on a ski field. The beginner package includes all necessary rental equipment, a learner’s lift pass with access to the learner’s area slope and 4 hours of beginner group lessons. The introductory package is a great way to learn the basics of skiing or snowboarding with a tutor on hand to give you the confidence to hit the ski slopes and be on your merry way after a full day of learning.
After your ski lesson, learners can even ride the McDougall's Chondola to the top of the mountain for some spectacular views, take an obligatory selfie then use your brand new skiing or snowboarding skills down the beginner run or return to base in comfort and warmth in the gondola.
SKI PASS AND RENTAL PACKAGE
Combine and save this ski season with a Ski Pass and Rental Package at New Zealand’s Cardrona Alpine Resort. The convenient package is ideal for visitors with a huge range of ski and snowboard gear available at three locations in Queenstown, Wanaka or up on the mountain.
FULL DAY LIFT PASS AT CARDRONA
Purchase your Cardrona lift pass here to access some of the most varied terrain and best facilities skiing the southern hemisphere has to offer. Cardrona lift passes are available in single day or multi-day pass options to cater for all ski holiday lengths.
SNOW SPORTS HQ
One, central location for all kids' facilities with Ski Kindy for littlies and The Den for older kids.
Half day care is available for walk-up bookings only and will be based on availability on the day. Book in advance to secure your space; waitlist available.
Kids' Snow Sports School (5 years and over)
Kids' Ski and Snowboard Group Lessons
Great for kids who want to improve, have fun and make friends! Group lessons run for the full day from 10.30am - 3.45pm, with a 45 minute lunch break at 1pm.
For Ages: 5 years+ for skiers and 7 years+ for snowboarders.