There's something at Cardrona for all snow lovers; beginners, intermediates and families will be in paradise thanks to an abundance of wide open trails spread across three bowls, giving you plenty to explore.

And if you're up for a challenge, you'll find it in 'Arcadia' or the 'Tulips' with secret powder stashes, chutes and cliff drops.

Cardrona is one of the highest ski areas in the region, with some of New Zealand's best snow conditions. 

After the exhilaration of hitting the slopes, soaking up the atmosphere and stunning views, stop in at the historic Cardrona pub for the perfect end to your day.

Cardrona Tips:

  1. If you’re there to learn, arrive early. Cardrona is very popular with beginners and it can get busy.  
  2. If you have the OnePass, season pass, or pass with days loaded on, park in one of the lower car parks and avoid the queues. Truly, park and ride!
  3. Look out for the frequent demo days, try the latest and greatest in skis. For free!
  4. Try the Noodle House for lunch, super yummy and an easy ski in/ski out by taking the Skyline trail.
  5. Strong intermediate? Head to Captains, you’ll love it.
  6. And if there is tons of snow, try Valley View. It’s a little steeper, but often it’s uncrowded, perfect for fast cruising!

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