Cardrona Alpine Ski Resort

Located 75 minutes drive away by bus, Cardrona is a fun, family-friendly ski resort.  A good balance of beginner, intermediate and advanced runs spread over 345 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 a large selection of terrain park features make Cardrona one big playground. In fact, the terrain park here is second only to Snow Park’s when it comes to size and range!

Wind down after hitting the slopes in one of five cafés and restaurants, including a noodle bar and pizza café.

About Cardrona

Distance from Queenstown: 58km

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

Season dates:  June 12 to October 17th 2021

Operating hours: 9am – 4pm daily

Skiable area: 345 hectares

Chairlifts: 1, chondola, 3 quads, 2 surface conveyors, 1 pipe platter lift, new lift in Soho Basin for the start of 2021

Vertical rise: 600m

Longest run: 4km

Facilities: Eight cafés/restaurants, childcare, medical centre, rental shop and workshop, snow shop, bag check ($8 per day)

Highlights: 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 in the Southern Hemisphere, from tiny boxes to 8-metre jumps, and this year will build the first lift into SoHo Basin

Check out all the ski packages in Cardrona Ski Resort and bus timetable.