The highest of NZ’s ski fields resulting in reliable powdery snow and breathtaking views, Cardie as the locals call it is situated on the Cardrona Valley road which links Wanaka and Queenstown. It is 35 minutes from Wanaka and only 1 hour from Queenstown. Cardrona Alpine Resort offers something for everyone whether you are a first timer or a seasoned expert. The ski field now boasts the country’s first express chondola, a combination of 6-seater chairs and 8-person gondola cabins. Cardrona has a terrific learner area with a variety of beginner lifts, long, wide gentle slopes and fantastic views towards Queenstown and Wanaka.

Cardrona is a base for many of New Zealand’s best freestyle skiers, snowboarders and increasingly ‘off season’ northern hemisphere athletes.

Home to a World Cup super pipe and three perfectly shaped terrain parks

Other Ski Fields

  • Coronet Peak
  • Mt Hutt
  • Roundhill
  • The Remarkables
  • Treble Cone
  • Turoa
  • Whakapapa