Cardrona Alpine Resort

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Niall Regan


Ranking: 10/10

A great place to ski. Really family friendly and good beginner lessons and slopes to keep you entertained.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in October 2016

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Mark Ryan


Ranking: 10/10

Great location. Great day out.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Daniel Hill

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Wicked park! Views are supreme! Lots of snow and a longer season makes this the best ski field in New Zealand.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Florian Mueller


Ranking: 8/10

Went to the Cardrona in winter, fantastic boarding/skiing facilities suited to all levels of ability.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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United Kingdom

Ranking: 3/10

When it's not windy/rainy/cloudy it's ok. Long lift queues, especially during school holidays! Quite dirty facilities (toilets etc). Staff were quite friendly, the instructors didn't seem that knowledgeable unfortunately. Quite flat terrain, there's only really 3 runs and they're boring! Noodle bar is yum. Lots of kickers, rails etc for those baggy-panted people (which there are a lot of).
Overall boring, way preferred other ski fields to Cardrona.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in August 2010

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Richard Pearson

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

A good day out when the snow is good. Some okay mountain biking in the summer.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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Ranking: 8/10

First day we tried to go skiing at Cardrona we got to the entrance and the sign said we needed snow chains but there was nobody there to hire/fit them. We drove back to Wanaka and hired some chains and then went back to the Cardrona sales office, where we had been the day before when they had given us no info. Found out then that there is a guy halfway up the hill that hires and fits snow chains. Too windy so we decided to go back next day. Advice for first timers - hire your ski clothes in wanaka as it takes hours to get organised in their hire shop and get through the crowded rush. Hire skis etc at the mountain. I was exhausted by the time we got our family organised. Also see if you can buy lift passes etc in town to beat the crowds.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in September 2008

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Andrew Lonsdale

New Zealand

Ranking: 7/10

Good facilities, pricey. Acceptable access and praking.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in April 2009