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Cardrona What's On: One Final Wintery Blast

October 7, 2022

Spring slush one weekend and winter blizzards the next. We're heading into our final week and it's looking awesome!

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Cardrona What's On: October School Holiday Skiing

September 30, 2022

With some spring snow, sun and slush, we're excited to welcome families up the maunga for a final couple of weeks of the season.

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Cardrona What's On: Soho Fundraiser

September 23, 2022

The Jossi Wells Invitational last weekend has left us wanting more...

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Cardrona What's On: The Big Show

September 16, 2022

We're in full swing of the Jossi Wells Invitational, and the big show is on tomorrow!

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Cardrona What's On: The 2022 Jossi Wells Invitational

September 9, 2022

Winter's still all to play for, and the 2022 Jossi Wells Invitational is on the way!

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Doing Our Bit For Conservation Week!

September 7, 2022

With Conservation Week in full swing, we've been doing our bit to help the environment and the beautiful place we call home.

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Cardrona What's On: Winter Games NZ has Landed!

September 2, 2022

Packed with all the things we love, this week's full of Conservation awareness, Winter Games NZ, and Winter Pride.

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Cardrona What's On: It's the Start of Winter Pride!

August 26, 2022

This weekend kicks off Winter Pride, and we're celebrating our rainbow community!

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Cardrona What's On: All About Events

August 19, 2022

We're riding high on excitement for the rest of August, with Gnarloms, Ski Masters, and Winter Prides.

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Cardrona What's On: The Jossi Wells Invitational Is Back!

August 12, 2022

We've announced the Jossi Wells Invitational is back, The Battle of the Bubble is ON, and the weather's been amazing

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Cardrona What's On: More Snow, Less Landfill

August 5, 2022

When we thought it might be getting warmer, the snow just kept on coming.

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Cardrona What's On: Bring on August

July 29, 2022

Winter is flying by, and we're rolling into August like it's nobody's business. Here's what you need to know about the week ahead.

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Cardrona What's On: What a Snowy School Holidays!

July 21, 2022

July's school holidays are almost at a close, and it's sure been a snowy one.

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Cardrona What's On: It's Well and Truly Winter

July 15, 2022

One week down of the NZ school holidays, and we're deep in snow! Here's all that's gone on this week, and what's coming up...

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Cardrona and Treble Cone's Carpooling Tips

July 12, 2022

Carpooling is the ultimate win-win situation these school holidays. We think it’s so great, we’ve put together five tips that will help you get on board.

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Cardrona What's On: NZ School Holidays

July 8, 2022

Aussies are back, and the July NZ school holidays are upon us! Here's all that's going on in the first week up at Cardrona and Treble Cone.

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How to Maximise your School Holiday Snow Time

July 4, 2022

Coming up the mountain for the first time with your family in tow can be a lengthy process, so let us help you to help yourselves by maximizing yours and your littleun’s precious time up here.

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Cardrona What's On: It's July Already!

July 1, 2022

How is it July already?! This week's What's On includes info about events over the next week or so, and how to navigate our peak time on the mountain.

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Cardrona What's On: Matariki Long Weekend

June 23, 2022

It's the first long weekend we've ever celebrated during the winter season - here's What's On this Matariki weekend.

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Cardrona What's On: What a Week!

June 17, 2022

Since we last posted this blog, a lot has happened...

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Cardrona What's On: Winter 2022 Opening Day!

June 10, 2022

With a decent dump of snow and more on the way, a film launch, and Opening Day tomorrow, it's been a fun week for our team!

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Welcome back, Aussies!

March 16, 2022

Today the New Zealand government announced that Aussies will be back on the Kiwi slopes this winter, so we thought we'd fill you in on what's been going on since you've been away.

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Our new system, and what it means for you

March 3, 2022

Introducing our new system - and what it means for your Cardrona and Treble Cone experience!

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Guide to Summer 21/22 at Cardrona

November 11, 2021

Mountain biking, mountain carting, hiking and more... here's all you need to know about the 2021/2022 summer season at Cardrona!

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Cardrona What's On: Is That You, Winter?

August 6, 2021

We woke up today to 10cm of fresh snow and (fingers crossed) there's more on the way next week!

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How to be a Better Dad Cam

July 30, 2021

Being the Official Dad Cam for your ski or snowboard crew is a high-pressure role... so we put together some tips to improve on your skills and be the best Dad Cam out!

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Heart of Gold Magazine

July 30, 2021

These are our stories: our heritage, our people, our mountain, our Heart of Gold.

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Cardrona What's On: Thanks for the holiday fun!

July 23, 2021

We've had an absolute blast these July school holidays - thanks for spending time with us!

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Cardrona What's On: Captain's is Coming

July 9, 2021

Both mountains had their first pow days for the season, and Captain's is almost ready to open!

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Guide to Winter 2021

July 7, 2021

Visiting Cardrona this season? Here's our guide to Winter 2021 with important information about the season ahead!

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Cardrona What's On: We're Open for 2021!

July 2, 2021

Welcome to our first "What's On" for Winter 2021!

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Cardrona What's On: Willow's is Open!

June 30, 2021

We couldn't be more excited to open Willow's this week

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2021 Sustainability Update - No Landfill Bins and Free Shuttles!

May 18, 2021

This winter we're implementing two new sustainability initiatives, and we need your help!

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Wānaka Local Parents' Tips for your Family Ski Holiday

May 14, 2021

We asked a couple of local experts, Jay Smith and Leigh Fountain, to help with some top tips for a day skiing or snowboarding in NZ with your kids.

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We took NZ's best skiers and snowboarders rafting in Queenstown!

December 9, 2020

We took 17 of NZ's best skiers and snowboarders on an adventure down the Kawarau River...

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The 2020 Cardrona Corner Gift Guide

December 3, 2020

It's that time of year again... here's our 2020 guide for some great last-minute gifts from the team at Cardrona Corner!

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Things to do in the School Holidays in Wanaka & Queenstown

September 9, 2020

Make your next family ski holiday a breeze - here are Cardrona's top picks for kid-friendly activities in the spring school holidays in Queenstown & Wanaka.

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Dragon Goggle Guide – Tricks and Tips!

September 8, 2020

Getting your goggle game right can be a tricky business, so we asked our friends from Dragon Alliance to help us out with a couple of tips!

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How to Decipher the Snow Report

August 19, 2020

Some common terms and their definitions to help skiers and snowboarders learn a thing or two about how we describe the current conditions in the daily snow report.

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Cardrona What's On: Events Season Kicks Off

July 31, 2020

This weekend we're holding our first event of the Winter 2020 season - Mountain Bikes on Snow!

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What's Happening in Winter 2020

July 7, 2020

Now we're in Level 1, we've been able to firm up a bit more detail around what Winter 2020 is going to look like...

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Cardrona What's On: Captain's is Ready!

July 3, 2020

We've got a snowy weekend ahead and we're ready to open Captain's – this week's Cardrona What's On is packed full of goodness!

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Recap: 2020 Opening Day

June 30, 2020

Opening day at Cardrona 2020 was one of the best opening days I’ve seen on a ski resort.

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Cardrona What's On: Opening Day 2020 - All the Details!

June 25, 2020

We're very excited to be opening for our 40th birthday season tomorrow - here's all you need to know!

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40 Years of Home

January 24, 2020

In the early '80s a young Aussie couple skipped a winter season and jumped the ditch for a holiday in New Zealand.

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Recap: Speights Peak to Pub Downhill

January 21, 2020

The first-ever Speights Peak to Pub DH went down (literally) on Saturday – here's how it all went!

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I Took a First Timer MTB Lesson

January 13, 2020

I took a First Timer MTB lesson with the Cardrona Bike School. You know, for science.

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Introducing 40 Years of Cardrona

January 1, 2020

A lot has changed up here since the 1980s; the rules, the outfits, the music... the way we get up the mountain, and the way we ski down it.

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Pringles - The Final Update

December 23, 2019

We've got some important news about Pringles we need to share with you, and we've made the call – we'll lead with the good news!

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Cardrona Alpine Resorts x Treble Cone - Here We Go!

December 20, 2019

Cardrona Alpine Resorts + Treble Cone: it's finally happening... officially!

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Recap: 2019 Ride Concepts DHSS Dirtstar DH

December 20, 2019

A sunny Saturday on the trails made for a nail-biting finish in this year's DHSS Dirtstar Downhill!

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No more single-use plastic bottles!

December 17, 2019

We're so proud to become the first major tourism operator in New Zealand to stop ordering single-use plastic bottles to sell in our food and beverage outlets – it's all over as of this month!

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7 reasons to stop in Cardrona this summer

December 10, 2019

There's so much to do in Cardrona this summer, so make a stop on your way over the Crown Range and try one of our favourite Valley activities!

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The Facts: Soho, Treble Cone and more!

October 7, 2019

As we approach our 40th anniversary in 2020, now is the perfect time to reflect on some of the people who made it all possible, and share with you some exciting news about where we're heading.

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The Facts: Soho, Treble Cone and more!

October 7, 2019

It's an incredibly exciting time at Cardrona. As we approach our 40th anniversary in 2020, now is the perfect time to reflect on some of the people who made it all possible, and share with you some exciting news about where we're heading.

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The little things that all add up...

September 26, 2019

It's so important to us to look after our maunga and the environment in general. We've only got one planet – there is no Planet B. Here's what we're doing up at Cardrona now, and our goals for the future.

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Cardrona What's On: Tubing is Back!

September 20, 2019

One of the best things about spring at Cardrona starts again this Saturday – tubing is returning to our Beginners' Area!

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Cardrona's Best Freeride Spots

September 9, 2019

Cardrona, although most famous for its world-class terrain parks and brilliant beginner facilities, is also home to some of NZ’s best off-piste “freeride” terrain.

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Noah Morrison's Jossi Wells Invitational

September 9, 2019

Are you ready for this week's Monster Energy Jossi Wells Invitational? Canada's Noah Morrison sure is – he comes for it every year and this is why...

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Cardrona What's On: The 2019 Jossi Wells Invitational

September 6, 2019

Spring is here, and so is the 2019 Monster Energy Jossi Wells Invitational!

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Cardrona What's On: Spring's Just Around the Corner!

August 30, 2019

Spring's almost here, and so is Father's Day – so here's our list of why your dads should be skiing and snowboarding to celebrate...

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Meet the Cardrona Bike School Instructors

August 29, 2019

Our Cardrona Bike School instructors are a motley crew with tips, skills & laughs to share!

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How to Hit Jumps on a Snowboard with Chris Corning

August 25, 2019

It's not every day you get tips from World Cup-winning snowboarders... here's Chris Corning, fresh off his Winter Games NZ victory in Big Air, to give you some pointers on hitting jumps!

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Things to do if you're not skiing!

August 22, 2019

Are you coming up to the mountain with your friends or family and not planning on skiing? Here are our top 5 non-ski activities to do on the mountain at Cardrona!

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A Cardrona Proposal

August 21, 2019

When we got an email from John back in March, we hatched a plan together... and his lovely girlfriend Kali had absolutely no idea...

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Recap: 2019 Ride Concepts DHSS Dirtstar DH

August 20, 2019

Looking for the ultimate guide to watching the Winter Games NZ at Cardrona? Find out all about the biggest event on our calendar here!

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Cardrona What's On: Winter Games NZ is coming!

August 16, 2019

Next week we're kicking off the Winter Games NZ at Cardrona – we can't wait to check out all the action on the mountain!

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How to Capture Your Family Ski Holiday with GoPro

August 14, 2019

Family ski holidays are what memories are made of... so to help you preserve those precious memories we asked the team at GoPro for their tips on how to capture some sweet GoPro photos and videos for the family album!

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Cardrona What's On: Valley View is Open!

August 9, 2019

Thanks to last week's snowfall, a whole lot of snowmaking, and some very cool technology, Valley View opened for 2019 on Wednesday!

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Cardrona's Trail Progression

August 8, 2019

Want to know what Cardrona ski trails to head down to take your skiing or snowboarding to the next level? Instructor Russ Kauff has got the ultimate low-down on where to go and when!!

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P.Digsss' Cardrona

July 18, 2019

Ever wondered how Shapeshifter frontman P.Digsss shreds his home mountain? We had a chat to the man himself to find out!

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How to Teach Your Mates to Ski or Snowboard

July 15, 2019

If you're thinking of taking on the actual teaching of said friend/relative/significant other, then we've got some handy steps for you to follow

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How to Layer for the Mountain - Cardrona x icebreaker

July 7, 2019

Whatever the conditions, the longer you can stay warm and dry, the more fun you’ll have in winter’s playground. We asked the experts at icebreaker for their top tips on what layers to wear for all-day comfort.

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5 top tips for skiing on a budget

June 26, 2019

Check out our top 5 tips to fuel your ski or snowboard addiction... without breaking the bank!

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Kids’ Gear: The Essentials

June 24, 2019

Here’s our guide for equipment and essentials guaranteed to keep them (and you) happy!

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Cardrona What's On: Whitestar's Opening this Weekend!

June 21, 2019

Queenstown Winter Festival has kicked off and we're opening Whitestar this weekend!!

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Young Adventuress' Guide to Cardrona

June 17, 2019

We asked travel blogger, influencer and huge Cardrona fan, Young Adventuress, for her top tips for skiing, snowboarding and more at Cardrona. This is what she had to say!

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Pringles Update - April 2019

April 23, 2019

We’ve got important news to share about the Pringles development for the upcoming winter.

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An Instructor's Top Tips: Getting Ready for Winter!

March 24, 2019

Wait, what? It’s almost winter? How did that happen? Even with the number of seasons I’ve spent working as a ski instructor at Cardrona in Wanaka, & in Vermont & Colorado in the USA, the next season always manages to sneak up on me a bit.

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Recap: 2019 Super D

February 19, 2019

Check out the video recap from the first ever Dakine Super D!

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Recap: 2019 Mega Avalanche

January 14, 2019

The 5th annual Mega Avalanche was a battle of Kiwi mountain biking legends.. & it did NOT disappoint!

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The Cardrona Summer Bucket List

December 19, 2018

There's so much to do at Cardrona in summer, so we've made you a list of "must-dos" for 2019!

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Bike Park Gear List

December 17, 2018

Coming mountain biking at Cardrona this summer? Here’s everything you’re gonna need for a day out in the Bike Park!

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Top 5 tips to get ready for bike season

November 22, 2018

Are you ready to get on your bike? Cardrona Bike Park opens on December 1, 2018!

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What's New for Winter 2019

October 26, 2018

Winter 2018 was a stellar year up at Cardrona – we broke the visitor number records we set in 2017, & had the third highest aggregate snowfall since records began 17 years ago!

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Behind the Scenes with GoldX Events

October 3, 2018

Events like the Audi quattro Winter Games NZ wouldn't happen without the dedicated Cardrona GoldX Events crew.

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Our Future - Told by Kids

September 25, 2018

We asked some local kids what they thought Cardrona would look like when they're grown-ups - this is what they had to say.

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Brothers in Arms - the Ski Brothers of Wanaka

September 13, 2018

For a small NZ town, Wanaka has produced an uncanny number of talented freeskiing brothers who are all achieving big things on the world stage. Meet the Wells, Porteous & Bilous brothers.

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How to Fit Chains

September 6, 2018

Learn how to fit 3 types of chains the easy way!

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Eyes On: Zoi Sadowski-Synnott

August 29, 2018

In February 2018, all eyes were on 16-year-old Zoi Sadowski-Synnott as she became New Zealand’s first Winter Olympic medallist in 26 years, claiming a bronze medal in women’s big air.

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Grassroots to Gold: Adaptive Snow Sports

August 23, 2018

Learn more about Adaptive snow sports with this piece from our Heart of Gold magazine by Snow Sports NZ's Alex Kerr!

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What to look for when buying a snowboard

August 21, 2018

With so many options, buying a snowboard can be overwhelming... so we asked the legends at Burton NZ for their top tips!

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How to carve on skis like a boss

August 20, 2018

Check out our Snow Sports School's top 5 tips for carving on skis like a boss!

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Pringles Quad - New Advanced Terrain for 2019!

August 16, 2018

Summer 2019 is set to be another busy one of developments up here at Cardrona – we've got a new lift to access advanced terrain at "Pringles"!

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5 Top Tips for Skiing With Your Kids

August 3, 2018

Make your family snow trip easy peasy – here are our 5 Top Tips for skiing with your kids on your Queenstown or Wanaka holiday!

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Cardrona After Dark

August 1, 2018

Even though the lifts stop at 4pm, that doesn’t mean that the mountain goes quiet.

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The Farm Road to the Sky

July 17, 2018

Driving one of the country’s notorious ski field roads to get to the snow.

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New Zealand's Biggest Ski Area

July 12, 2018

Yup, you heard right… we’re gonna be skiing & snowboarding in Soho Basin!

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New Zealand's Biggest Ski Area

July 12, 2018

Yup, you heard right… we’re gonna be skiing & snowboarding in Soho Basin!

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Christy Prior's Cardrona

July 8, 2018

Pro snowboarder Christy Prior is one of the smoothest riders out there... this is her Cardrona!

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