Cardrona is a relaxed friendly mountain great for friends and families to enjoy a winter holiday in the midst of the Southern Alps. The ski school is excellent for the kids and the resort boasts challenging runs for more experienced skiers.

For more information regarding Cardrona ski holidays contact a friendly Flight Centre consultant and don't forget to ask about our great deals on hotels, tours, travel insurance, transfers and more.

Fast Facts

Ski Season:
Late June - Early October

Opening Times:
9am - 4pm

Terrain Grades:
9 beginner runs, 15 intermediate runs & 10 advanced runs.

1894m base elevation, 1670m top elevation

2 quad fixed chairlifts, 2 quad express chairlifts, 2 surface conveyor lifts & 1 platter tow lift

Ski School:
Child and adult ski school catering to all ski and snowboard abilities

Cost of a Day Pass:

Car parks:
There are 2 large parking areas.

Getting There

The nearest airports to Cardrona are at Wanaka, 10km away and Queenstown, 60km away. The drive from Queenstown takes about 50 minutes. Other airports on the South Island include Dunedin, 280km away and Christchurch, 420km away. There are privately-operated shuttles running from Wanaka and Queenstown to Cardrona. Find flights to New Zealand online


There is limited accommodation at Cardrona, with many more options at Wanaka and Queenstown catering to all budgets and styles. Book accommodation online

Car Hire

Hire a car at Wanaka or Queenstown. Chains are essential so be sure to hire them also. You can book your car online to guarantee availability.

Travel Insurance

Skiing and snowboarding are great activities. So you can enjoy the snow with peace of mind, consider travel insurance for your winter holiday.


As part of the New Zealand Winter Games, Cardrona hosts the Gravitycross, Big Air, Ski Halfpipe and the World Cup LG Halfpipe for snowboarding. Cardrona is also the host site for the SSNZ Junior Ski and Snowboard Nationals.

All Inclusive Packages

For an all inclusive ski holiday package including flights, tours, ski passes and more please contact a Flight Centre consultant on 133 133 or fill in the enquiry form below.

Trail Map

Download the below PDF for a detailed map of the different trails available at Cardrona. On this map, green lines represent beginner trails, blue are intermediate and black lines are advanced trails. The straight red lines mark the ski lifts.

Cardrona Trail Map [PDF]

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