Cardrona Ski Resort

Purpose built in the 1980’s Cardrona’s ski resort is located along the Crown Range Road 35km from Wanaka and 57km from Queenstown.

Although its vertical drop (390m) is unexceptional, Cardrona's base elevation of 1,670m is unusually high for New Zealand and normally receives good quality snow all the way down to the base area. Although it has a reputation for beginner/intermediate terrain, it has some challenges too, and attracts national ski teams from the northern hemisphere for pre-season training.

Cardrona Statistics

  • CountryNew Zealand
  • StateSouth Island
  • RegionOtago
  • Base1,670 m
  • Peak1,860 m
  • Vertical600 m
  • Ski Area8 ha
  • Ski lifts
  • Gondolas
  • Chair Lifts
  • Surface Lifts
  • Riders per hour7,800 

Cardrona Ski Resort Information

  • Ski Area

  • Ski Lifts & Passes

  • Ski Schools & Guiding

  • Beginners

  • Intermediate

  • Boarding & Freestyle

  • Mountain Restaurants

  • Village

  • Accommodation

  • Bars & Restaurants

  • Other Activites

  • Getting There