• All-rounder resort with a good mix of terrain
  • Modern infrastructure
  • Easy access to Queenstown
  • Sometimes crowded and potentially tricky drive

Cardrona Ski Packages

Lodging Discount Price
Wanaka Springs Lodge
13% off $653
Sherwood Queenstown
12% off $407
Manuka Crescent Motel
12% off $317

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Cardrona is one of the top resorts in Queenstown. With 38 runs spanning 853 acres, it is well worth a visit if you find yourself in the area. To give you a snapshot of the resort, we've put together a comprehensive list of key statistics, including mountain profile, lift system, historical opening and closing dates, and ticket pricing. Make sure you read the reviews left by skiers and riders who've experienced it first hand, and check out how they rate the resort!

2018 Historical Snowfall


CardronaCoronet Peak
beginner25 %25 %
intermediate50 %45 %
advanced25 %30 %
total runs38 27
ski area853ac 691ac
summit elevation6,102ft 5,410ft
total lifts6 8
child lift ticket$60 NZD ($39 USD) $57 NZD ($37 USD)
adult lift ticket$115 NZD ($74 USD) $119 NZD ($77 USD)
back country
value for money
average total snowfall17″ 15″

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Cardrona Reviews

Very Good 4 / 5
based on 11 reviews

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Superb!4.9 / 5Oct 15, 2019
Cardrona ReviewsJana A.
advanced snowboarder
Cardrona is a fantastic skihill with slopes and park for any level of skier or snowboarder. They’ve got modern lifts (comparing it to other skihills in new zealand, not to talk about europe). You can reach the mountain easily from either Queenstown or Wanaka by car or shuttle, depending on roadconditions and your own preferences. Rental facilities... More
Average!3 / 5May 21, 2018
Cardrona ReviewsPaul T.
intermediate snowboarder
Pretty cheap place to ski, nice relaxed vibe,great views, good pipe and park, parking sometimes limited in busy periods. Worth a drink at the cardrona hotel on the way home.... More
Average!3.5 / 5May 16, 2018
Cardrona ReviewsPeter N.
advanced snowboarder
Great destination. Great terrain and staff if you require any assistance. If you're from Australia, it is a great trip to get away from your usual snow destination. The great view and landscape of Queenstown is a great bonus!... More
Superb!4.9 / 5May 01, 2018
Cardrona ReviewsBang D.
intermediate skier
excellent service from the minute we arrived, helpful, fun, always smiling staffs, also they have awesome varieties for all level people.we will highly recommended for everyone to come and skii.... More
Good!3.7 / 5Dec 02, 2017
JDJesse D.
advanced snowboarder
Cardrona is a fantastical destination! Views galore, family friendly, and home to some of the most delightful scenery in the world. Get some sun, snow and pizza at the captains basin, whilst suckling back that view crisp NZ breeze.... More
Very Good!4.1 / 5Nov 30, 2017
MWMike W.
intermediate snowboarder
love it don't get there very often but enjoy the expanse this year I plan on taking my two kids there to experience the friendly people down there and the great snow... More
Fabulous!4.3 / 5Nov 12, 2017
MPMartin P.
expert skier
A great resort situated between Queenstown & Wanaka New Zealand. After an epic drive up a twisting gravel road you reach the base resort with lodge accommodation and restaurants. Skifield is split between two areas the main part of the resort with beginners areas and long runs with high speed lifts back to the top. Cadronna also boasts the best... More
Good!3.8 / 5Nov 08, 2017
LNLiam N.
expert skier
Cracking resort more easily accessible from Wanaka but also from Queenstown. Is well worth a visit, pistes can be skied in a day. The park is outrageous and will keep you coming back from more. One of the RADist resorts.... More
Good!3.9 / 5Nov 07, 2017
PLPatrick L.
expert skier
High standard and always a safe option during any season. Expensive and not particularly suited for more advanced skiers looking for unique experiences. Easy access and close to nearby Queenstown, limited food options on mountain.... More
Very Good!4 / 5Oct 14, 2017
GGGary G.
Cardrona is such a fun resort. Most people just think of park riding when they think of Cardrona but there is some great terrain to ride outside of the parks (which are amazing) as well. I rode there on a powder day a few years ago and while everyone else was in the park me and my friends were free riding powder with almost no one else around! Plus... More

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