Skiing at Cardrona Alpine Resort

If you’re looking for skiing experiences in the South Island, then Wanaka is safe bet – home to 4 ski resorts and an incredibly reliable powdery, snowing season, it is a favourite for skiing enthusiasts. One of your best options is Cardrona Alpine Resort, only 40 minutes from Wanaka town and friendly for all ages and experience levels.

Where can I go skiing in Wanaka?

Cardrona has the longest scheduled snow season in the South Island and is only a short 40 minute drive from Wānaka township, or 1 hour drive from Queenstown. You'll find world-class facilities and a range of skiing terrain perfect for beginners and experts alike!

Cardrona Alpine Resort is the complete winter package, with find 4 expertly designed terrain parks. For beginners, there are wide-open trails for family-friendly experiences, and special packages designed for learning the ropes. If you’re looking for a challenge and are more experienced, then you’ll find everything you need in Arcadia with extensive free-style ranges, chutes and cliff drops to get that adrenaline pumping. On top of that, you’ll get stunning views that stretch from Queenstown to the sparkling Lake Wanaka.

Your stay will also be made as comfortable as possible, with their world-class facilities. If you’re hungry, then no need to worry – there’s 8 cafes and restaurants to fill yourself up after your adventure. If you’ve got the kids with you, there are 4 dedicated kids centres and early childcare centres. There are plenty of accommodation options too, with 15 cosy apartments suitable for all family sizes.

  • Prices vary depending on package/experience, from NZ$35-500. Click here for your options.
  • Click here for your accommodation options.
  • Detailed directions and parking options can be found here. There are regular pick-up buses running from Queenstown and Wanaka.
  • There are many facilities and options for wheelchair users and other adaptive guests – scroll to the bottom of this page for more details.



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