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Cardrona What's On: October School Holiday Skiing

September 30, 2022
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We can't believe there's just over two weeks left up the maunga, and there's still great spring slush to be ridden. Take a look at the full weather report below... a little wintery blast last night should leave us with some good skiing and riding for this weekend in time for the start of the October school holidays!

If you want to avoid ticketing queues during these school holidays, take advantage of our user-friendly ticketing kiosks. If you've purchased tickets and passes online, you can head directly to pick them up from our machines. You'll find them between the ticketing office and rentals.

Don't forget to get prepared for summer with the Hero Pass, in collaboration with our mates at Bike Glendhu. Riding two mountains all summer, with one pass. Learn more about it here.


Yesterday's snowfall has kept the mountain fresh for what's looking like a bluebird weekend. Pack your layers and sunscreen, for temps ranging between 3 - 5°C.

Load up the website Snow Report from 6.30 am daily to see what conditions are doing each day - from next week we won't be doing our usual morning Facebook reports but will be updating the website still!


It's TC's final weekend, with its closing day on Sunday! If you haven't spotted it on our socials, we're hosting a fancy affair to close things up with a bubbles and brunch event.

It's supposed to be one heck of a sunny weekend, with clear skies and temps between 4 and 8°C, so layer on your sunscreen, or you'll get a goggle tan to remember the mountain by.

We'll really miss these views...

Skier: Jessie Violet Photo: Tory Tanner


From Saturday 1 to Friday 7 October we'll be hosting the final event for snow sports athletes to claim the overall National titles... the Cardrona NZ Freestyle Nationals. What used to be the 'Junior Freestyle Nationals' we changed this year to broaden it to include all ages and an open division. Find out more about it here.


The Parks Crew are maintaining momentum, with a couple of fresh jibs set in Stag Lane through the week.

After a couple of closures from some challenging conditions, Big Bucks and Big Air remain closed today after some freezing temps. Please respect the closures, they're always for a reason!

Stag Lane, Antlers Alley and Lil' Bucks are all open, so you can keep on keeping on, like this:


This is your weekly reminder that our food and beverage outlets could look quite different this year, but the food will still be delicious, we promise! From one day to the next, there may be different offerings in each outlet (depending on staffing levels, isolation requirements etc.), so your patience and understanding is really appreciated by us and our team.


Have you seen All In yet? It's our short documentary about women in Snow Sports - you can watch it here:

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