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Cardrona Alpine Resort

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Located between Wanaka & Queenstown in the Southern Alps of New Zealand, Cardrona is a high ski resort renowned among skiers & snowboarders for its dry powder snow & wide slopes. Features include the Southern Hemisphere's most extensive park...more
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| Wanaka, Cardrona 9382, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to drink a glass of champagne on the top of the world in between skiing down beautifully managed runs, then this is the place for you. This was our second year to ski at Cardona and it was fab once again. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Scoopie10
Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hiya Scoopie! Thanks so much for your epic review - it's awesome to hear you love Cardrona & we love you right back! Yep we are making major improvements to our Ticketing/welcome area for next year - can't wait for you to check it out!...More

Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

A big thanks to Cardrona alpine resort and staff who were supportive of two non skiing people who just wanted to experience snow and have a great day 😎

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stephen H
Reviewed October 20, 2018

It was our first time to a ski field. The location is really excellent, the resort set up is intimate and excellent. The staff have a terrific attitude and wonderful customer service. Rachel the manager was the best. Being our first time to the ski...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank louisa k
Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2018

Hi Louisa! Thanks so much for your awesome review - it's a shame you weren't able to connect with our Hosts team who are there specifically to help first timers, but stoked to hear Rach got you all sussed & you had a great day!...More

Reviewed October 20, 2018

Spring skiing at it's best - every other ski field turns to mush by 11am, but Cad's just keeps giving. A late spring dump of over 40cm two days prior to heading out made an average year into an absolute cracker! The runs are long...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DanTheTravellerGough
Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2018

Nawww Dan, we're blushing! Thanks so much for your awesome feedback - hope to see you back for a good ol' thigh burner again soon!!

Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

My girlfriend and I loved our day skiing at Cardrona. The day pass was $99/PP, and although the resort is small compared to what we are used to in Europe, we thoroughly enjoyed the runs and the resort. The Vista Bar at the top of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank olliemumby
Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2018

Cheers for your awesome review, Oliver! Catch you up here next time :)

Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

This was my first time on the snow and I loved every minute! We organised to stay on the mountain in the family apartment. Accomodation is very limited so be sure to book early! It was so worth it. Having the resort to yourself after...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2018

It's so epic to hear we exceeded your expectations, Danni! We're chuffed you had an incredible time up here & can't wait to see you back up here again soon!

Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

We had a great day up on the mountain with Angie being our instructor. Great facilities and easy process to get onto the slopes. We will be back!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Cheers AussieGidge! Looking forward to seeing you up here next time :)

Reviewed October 3, 2018

As a family of two adults and two kids (10 and 7) we hit the ski school in spring on a near perfect day as first timers. The beginners area is fantastic. Both kids picked up skiing quickly and felt empowered to get out there...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KateS3896
Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Hi Kate! Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a review, & your top tips for avoiding the lunch lines ;) Hope to see you & the kids back up here again soon!!

Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I have just finished a couple of great days at Cardrona First time skiers both. Big shout out to Charlotte, Teegs and Ali; all great instructors who each brought their own flavour to our learning. It finally clicked on the second day...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Thanks so much for your awesome review, AusFamilyGuy! Can't wait to see you & your daughter back up at Cardrona again soon :) Will pass on your shout out to our instructing team!!

Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

This was probably my favourite ski field we visited. The weather was fantastic for us and the staff were super friendly.

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Jen H, Communications at Cardrona Alpine Resort, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2018

Thanks so much for your review, Jessica! Hope to see you up here again soon :)

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Edgar A
July 19, 2018|
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Response from Jen H | Property representative |
Hi Edgar! We close for the winter season on October 14 & reopen for summer at the start of December - there won't be any skiing up here in November unfortunately :(
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naomipearl1
July 13, 2018|
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Response from Jen H | Property representative |
Hi Naomi! You can use multi-day lift passes, rental equipment & group lessons on non-consecutive days - you'll just need to return your rental gear if you're not using it the next day :)
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TinaSueWP
January 5, 2018|
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Response from Q6601LQandrewc | Reviewed this property |
My daughter was there in mid July 2017 and there was lots of good quality snow. We were there in late September 2017 and there was still some good snow around. The locals had said it had been a great season in 2017. While... More
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