North of Queenstown and south of Wanaka, the Cardrona Alpine Resort ski area has 28 runs over 320 hectares served by four lifts accessing a maximum vertical drop of 390m.
If you are looking for some challenge, check out the steep chutes such as off Arcadia or the hidden chute off the Captains Chairlift. Or, you can try hiking the summit!
To reach the snowboarding at Cardrona Alpine Resort from Wanaka, head south on Cardrona Valley Road for 20km. The resort access road is on the right hand side about 1km north of Cardrona. Access from Queenstown can be sketchy in the winter.
Overall, Cardrona Ski Area is the 7th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 9 snowboarding resorts in New Zealand. Several of the better snowboarding resorts are nearby Cardrona Ski Area including Temple Cummins / Wanaka Backcountry, Coronet Peak Ski Area, Remarkables Ski Area and Treblecone Ski Area.
Local Contacts: Cardrona Ski Area 03-443-7341
Best Season: Jul - Aug
Average Difficulty: Moderate
Luxury Loding: Cardrona Hotel, Wanaka 3-443-8153
Reference Source: click here http://www.cardrona.com/
GPS: -44.86496, 169.017168
Date Published: 12/26/2015
Date Updated: 10/14/2019
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