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Cardrona Alpine Resort

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Address: | Wanaka, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 3 443-7341
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Activities: Skiing
Description: Located between Wanaka and Queenstown in the Southern Alps of New Zealand...
Located between Wanaka and Queenstown in the Southern Alps of New Zealand, Cardrona is a high ski resort renowned among skiers and snowboarders for its dry, powder snow and wide slopes. Features include NZ's leading snowboard park and pipes, excellent kids skiing facilities, ski and snowboard school, on snow restaurants and apartment accommodation. Cardrona's ski season is approx mid June to early October.
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Great Park Riding

Cardies is great, really great if you love riding park. There is better open mountain options in the area but if you want jumps, half pipes etc then this is truly the place to go... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Cardies is great, really great if you love riding park. There is better open mountain options in the area but if you want jumps, half pipes etc then this is truly the place to go. Great facilities not that too many people when I was there and a good time to be had.

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Incline Village, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This was my favorite resort out of my week-long snowboarding trip. A fun terrain park, cute little village area with brightly painted buildings, a snow tunnel you can ski through, and terrain for all abilities. I would definitely go back.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

An amazing alpine resort, able to cater to all skiers/snowboarders of all levels. Plenty of ski guides who will assist you in your confidence on the smaller slopes before you jump out onto the more exciting ones. The mountain and the sights here were so enchanting, one day was not enough, however two days may be if you feel like... More 

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Tarneit, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

One word to describe "Cardy"... Awesome! Great facilities, diverse skiing/boarding terrain. Was definitely worth the bus trip from Queenstown. Love this field!

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Pukeatua, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Our 8 year old loved his 1st time on skis that we hired from the ski field at reasonable rates. Will go up again next time we are down.

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Perth, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Excellent learner facilities available where my wife and youngest daughter were able to gain some confidence. My daughter then came up to some more advanced slopes that afternoon. While my older daughter and I were able to enjoy the rest of the ski areas and have a really great day. Plenty of snow fell that day making for a great... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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182 reviews 182 reviews
16 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Very extensive peaks and plenty of ski trails ranging from the very easy to the very challenging. I did find that cafes and places to eat were a little scarce compared to what I am accustomed to back in Victoria, Australia, and there seemed to be one main area at which you could gather to eat, but little else conveniently... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A bit of a trek getting to Cardrona and for those of us that get carsick, remember to take some sealegs before the trip. Once there it is an amazing ski resort. Loads of variety in terms of the runs. The cafes are a bit of a let down though, I would have expected something a little more upmarket. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Great skiing in Oct a bit slushy by lunchtime to be expected. Hired boots and skis good service although a bit understaffed so service a little slow perhaps as the end of the season. Everyone on the mountain friendly and helpful.

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Sydney, Australia
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10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Wasn't sure what to expect with Queenstown's first week of the official snow season, wasn't much snow in Queenstown but after a journey of about 90 minutes, got to Cardrona and it was packed with snow, blizzard at times and the kidds had a ball, they'll remember Cardrona as the place they learned to ski.

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