Cardrona Queenstown

Very Good

4 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Trails

Beginner
25%
Intermediate
50%
Advanced / Expert
25%

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Overview

Cardrona is one of the top resorts in Queenstown. With 38 runs spanning 853 acres, it is well worth a visit if you find yourself in the area. To give you a snapshot of the resort, we've put together a comprehensive list of key statistics, including mountain profile, lift system, historical opening and closing dates, and ticket pricing. Make sure you read the reviews left by skiers and riders who've experienced it first hand, and check out how they rate the resort!

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Very Good

4 / 5

based on 6 reviews

How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders

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Advanced

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Overall value for money of the resort

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How uncrowded is the resort

Uncrowded

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JDJesse D.
advanced snowboarder
Good!

3.7 / 5

Dec 01, 2017
Cardrona is a fantastical destination! Views galore, family friendly, and home to some of the most delightful scenery in the world. Get some sun, snow and pizza at the captains basin, whilst suckling back that view crisp NZ breeze.... More
MWMike W.
intermediate snowboarder
Very Good!

4.1 / 5

Nov 30, 2017
love it don't get there very often but enjoy the expanse this year I plan on taking my two kids there to experience the friendly people down there and the great snow... More
MPMartin P.
expert skier
Fabulous!

4.3 / 5

Nov 12, 2017
A great resort situated between Queenstown & Wanaka New Zealand. After an epic drive up a twisting gravel road you reach the base resort with lodge accommodation and restaurants. Skifield is split between two areas the main part of the resort with beginners areas and long runs... More
LNLiam N.
expert skier
Good!

3.8 / 5

Nov 08, 2017
Cracking resort more easily accessible from Wanaka but also from Queenstown. Is well worth a visit, pistes can be skied in a day. The park is outrageous and will keep you coming back from more. One of the RADist resorts.... More
PLPatrick L.
expert skier
Good!

3.9 / 5

Nov 07, 2017
High standard and always a safe option during any season. Expensive and not particularly suited for more advanced skiers looking for unique experiences. Easy access and close to nearby Queenstown, limited food options on mountain.... More
GGGary G.
Very Good!

4 / 5

Oct 14, 2017
Cardrona is such a fun resort. Most people just think of park riding when they think of Cardrona but there is some great terrain to ride outside of the parks (which are amazing) as well. I rode there on a powder day a few years ago and while everyone else was in the park me and... More

Lifts

Gondola & Tram
1
High Speed Quads
2
Quad Chair
1
Surface Lifts
2

Elevation

Base
4,154 feet
Summit
6,102 feet
Vertical drop
1,948 feet

Terrain

Total runs
38
Terrain Parks
4
Longest Run
2 miles
Skiable Terrain
853 acres
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