Cardrona Alpine Resort

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Cardrona Alpine Resort featuring mountains and snow

Take lessons on the baby slopes, tear up fresh power at a higher elevation or attempt daring stunts in the terrain parks at this popular mountain resort.

When the air is crisp and the snow fresh, Cardona Alpine Resort is a winter sports enthusiast’s dream. On-mountain accommodation will put you close to the action, letting you ski or snowboard right out onto its 850 acres (3.5 square kilometers) of skiable terrain. Test out the nursery slopes, practice flips, spins and slides in the four terrain parks, or tackle the challenging backcountry runs.

Novice skiers can get started on the beginner slopes by the resort center. This area also incorporates the longest magic-carpet lift in the Southern Hemisphere. Book in for a lesson at the ski school and learn the basics of gliding on the snow. With plenty of green-rated slopes nearby, first-time riders will find they make rapid progress.

Advanced riders will find more demanding terrain around the mountain. Speed down narrow shoots and steep faces or carve your own path on freeride terrain. Four terrain parks offer jumps and jibs of different heights so all abilities of riders can get in on the action. Be sure to check out the Olympic-standard halfpipe. If you don’t fancy performing tricks yourself, stand back and observe as some of the best riders from around the world execute incredible aerial spins.

Cardona Alpine Resort has five different dining options on the mountain, should you want to break for lunch or a snack. Eat pizza on a wide sunny deck with views of the mountain or watch other riders cruising past as you savour hot noodles at a restaurant on the slopes.

The ski season usually runs from mid-June to mid-October. Stay in lodgings on the mountain. Alternatively, ride a bus or drive from nearby Queenstown or Wanaka. Driving from Queenstown will take over an hour, while the car journey from Wanaka takes less than 30 minutes.

Cardona Alpine Resort has several combination package options covering lift passes, equipment rental and lessons. If you’re staying outside the resort, arrange for overnight storage so you can leave your ski gear there.

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Cardrona Hotel
Cardrona Hotel
3 out of 5
Crown Range Road, RD1, Cardrona
The price is RM344 per night from 21 Oct to 21 Oct
Situated in a rural location, this hotel is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Cardrona Distillery, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Snow Farm New Zealand and Cardrona Alpine Resort. ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (293 reviews)
Magical place
"Amazing ambiance, amazing place. Amazing scenery. Awesome. Staff."

Reviewed on 28 May 2021

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Cardrona Alpine Apartments
Cardrona Alpine Apartments
4 out of 5
Cardrona Valley Road, Cardrona, Queenstown-Lakes
Situated in the historical district, this aparthotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Cardrona Alpine Resort and 9.3 mi (15 km) from Snow Farm New Zealand. Puzzling World ...
4.3/5Excellent! (63 reviews)
Really unique and high quality stay!
"We booked this hotel last minute (day before stay) as a stop between Aoraki and Te Anau (we didn’t want to stop in Queenstown). Unfortunately the weather was awful with rain and gale force winds. The staff at the hotel were amazing at communicating the conditions, including letting us know in advance ..."

Reviewed on 23 Mar 2020

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Benbrae - Cardrona Valley Resort
Benbrae - Cardrona Valley Resort
4.5 out of 5
2326 Cardrona Valley Road, Cardrona
Situated in Cardrona, this luxury aparthotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Crown Range and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Cardrona Distillery. Snow Farm New Zealand and Snow ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (82 reviews)
Great stay in Cardrona
"Had a wonderful stay at Benbrae, the room was great, very clean, comfortable bed with everything we could have needed. Spacious and well laid out. Was quiet and peaceful, loved the pool and hot pool, was a very comfortable stay and we would love to come back!"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2017

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Benbrae - Cardrona Valley Resort
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Cardrona Hotel
Cardrona Hotel
3 out of 5
Crown Range Road, RD1, Cardrona
The price is RM344 per night from 21 Oct to 21 Oct
Cardrona Hotel
Cardrona Alpine Apartments
Cardrona Alpine Apartments
4 out of 5
Cardrona Valley Road, Cardrona, Queenstown-Lakes
Cardrona Alpine Apartments
Benbrae - Cardrona Valley Resort
Benbrae - Cardrona Valley Resort
4.5 out of 5
2326 Cardrona Valley Road, Cardrona
Benbrae - Cardrona Valley Resort
Cardrona Mountain House
Cardrona Mountain House
4 out of 5
2327 Cardrona Valley Road, Cardrona
Cardrona Mountain House
Cardrona Captain's Lodge
Cardrona Captain's Lodge
4 out of 5
2294 Cardrona Valley Road, Cardrona
Cardrona Captain's Lodge
Cardrona Cottage
Cardrona Cottage
3.5 out of 5
2317 Cardrona Valley Road, Cardrona
Cardrona Cottage
Cardrona Valley Lodge
Cardrona Valley Lodge
4 out of 5
2206 Cardrona Valley Road, Cardrona
Cardrona Valley Lodge
Waiorau Homestead
Waiorau Homestead
4.5 out of 5
2127B Cardrona Valley Rd, Wanaka, Cardrona, Central Otago
The price is RM625 per night from 29 Sep to 29 Sep
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Millbrook Resort
Millbrook Resort
5 out of 5
1124 Malaghans Road, Arrowtown
The price is RM840 per night from 25 Sep to 25 Sep
Millbrook Resort
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