Cardrona Ski Resort

Cardrona Ski Resort

Located 75 minutes drive away from Queenstown by bus, Cardrona is a fun, family-friendly ski resort.  A good balance of beginner, intermediate and advanced runs spread over 465 hectares of skiable terrain means Cardrona – known as “Cardies” to locals – is ideal for all levels of ability. Wide, uncrowded slopes make it the perfect place to learn to ski or snowboard.

Its natural features combined with the most extensive terrain park facilities in the southern hemisphere make Cardrona one big playground. In fact, Cardrona is home to four different terrain parks and two halfpipes, including our 22ft Olympic Superpipe. 

Wind down after hitting the slopes in one of eight cafés and restaurants, including a Noodle bar, Captains Pizzeria, an our all vegan and gluten free Base Bar. 

About Cardrona Ski Resort (2023 Dates):

Distance from Queenstown: 58km

Travel time from Queenstown (by bus): 75 minutes approx

Season dates: Winter 2023: June 17th – October 25th 2023

Operating hours: 8:30am – 4pm daily

Skiable area: 465 hectares


  • 1 x Chondola: 8 seat gondolas/6 seat chairs 
  • 2 x Quad express chairlifts 
  • 2 x Quad chairlift (including NZ’s newest in bound terrain, Willows!) 
  • 1 x Platter tow 
  • 2 x Surface conveyor lifts (including 1 covered) 

Vertical rise: 600m

Longest run: 4km

Facilities: Eight cafés/restaurants, on mountain rental service, medical centre and physio, fully-stocked retail store, day and overnight lockers, on-mountain accommodation 


  • Captains Basin for incredible natural terrain and delicious pizza at the Captains Café.
  • The 800m Gravity Cross track, great for racing your mates!
  • Cardrona is also home to some of the best park features for all abilities.
  • Cardrona is home to the NZ Park and Pipe Team, and hosts some of the biggest winter events including Winter Games NZ, FID World Cup Freestyle Events, and the Jossi Wells invitational. 

Info&Snow offers private charter transport to Cardrona Ski Resort from Queenstown. Make a charter enquiry here.

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