Cardrona Reviews


Great Ski Resort, one of the few on mountation accomodation options in New Zealand


Pros: Can get very crowded in the school holidays

Cons: Well organised and run resort, lots of great intermiediate runs, staying on the Mountain

We stayed in the on Mountain Apartments so would have a very different experience to most, who would be doing day trips from Wanaka and surrounding area.  The accommodation, although expensive, was great and being on the Mountain meant skipping the crowded cafes and daily race up and down the mountain through the mud bath the access road can become.  The apartment was new and very well appointed, and there were activities most nights the kids could go along to and by all accounts enjoyed.  On mountain evening dining options are limited and most people staying self-cater, so stock up at a supermarket on your way to the resort.  If you want night life suggest staying off...
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Kiwiski Andrew

Family Zone


Pros: Excellent for families, great terrain park

Cons: Pretty easy terrain for advanced/experts

Cardrona is super family friendly. It has a fantastic ski school and easy terrain for beginners. It also has one of the best terrain parks in NZ. Advanced and Expert skiers might get a little bored though as the high end stuff is a little limited. For back country skiers there is some good access to powder skiing.