Resort Profile
Cardrona is 33km from Wanaka and offers everything from reasonable beginners skiing and riding to some serious powder chutes. The season runs from mid June to mid October. Nearest town Wanaka is an enchanting laid back settlement on the bonny and visually stunning banks of Lake Wanaka, a slice of heaven all vow to return to.

Resort Statistics


Resort Height Resort Height 1504m
Top Station Altitude Top Station 1880m
Bottom Station Altitude Bottom Station 1504m
Vertical Descent Vertical Descent 376m
Drag Lifts Drag Lifts 2
Chair Lifts Chair lifts 3
High Capacity Lifts High Capacity 0
Resort Opens Opens June – Oct
Expert Rating Expert Rating Currently Being Updated
Intermediate Rating Intermediate Rating 6
Beginner Rating Beginner Rating 6
Apres-Ski Rating Apres-Ski Rating 8
Snow Reliability Snow Reliability 8

Mountain Info

Numerous runs over decent variety of terrain suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced levels (check out the ‘Powder Keg’ chutes. A family atmosphere prevails and the area is noted for accessibility and attitude to disabled skiers. 33km from Wanaka season runs from mid June to mid October. Licensed Restaurant, 4 – Carved Half pipes, Self-Catering accommodation on hill, Near Waiorau Nordic Centre, Winter Gravity Cross Challenge, Heliskiing.

Accommodation & Apres Ski

There is self catering accommodation on the ski area at Cardrona but nearest settlement of significance is Wanaka> This is an enchanting laid back town on the tranquil, stunning shores of Lake Wanaka. Amongst its eclectic collection of restaurants is the strangely named Kyefuckapie. Shopping is of a similarly small scale but interesting nature. Home of the renowned Puzzle World and bi-annual host of The Wanaka Air Show (internationally famous), this time warp town (its hall converts at the weekends into the cinema), is the gateway to two of the best ski fields on New Zealand South Island Cardrona and Treble Cone.