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Pringles Quad - New Advanced Terrain for 2019!

August 16, 2018
Jen Houltham
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Meet Cardrona's new lift & terrain: Pringles Quad!

For an April update on the Pringles development, please visit this news article. The Pringles Quad will now be installed in time for Winter 2020.

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"!

Pringles offers 55ha of new advanced, technical terrain. The Pringles Quad chairlift will be installed in the basin directly below Captain's Express & above Pringles Creek, with the top station just above Captain's Pizzeria.
Check out where the lift will go:

Remember that chairlift we've had sitting up our sleeves since we installed the McDougall's Chondola? The team at Doppelmayr are currently upgrading it so we can repurpose it – the old McDougall's Quad will become the new, improved Pringles Quad for 2019!


  • A main intermediate trail
  • A series of expert & advanced chutes
  • A trail that extends all the way around the front of the mountain to the base of Valley View Quad
  • It also opens up Secret Chutes (so you don't have to do that annoying exit back to Captain's!)

Pringles will increase Cardrona's lift capacity from 5500 to 7000 skiers per hour (a 20% increase in uplift). That added capacity will take pressure off our existing lifts, especially Captain's & Whitestar Express.

The new trails will take our terrain percentage split to 25% beginner, 25% intermediate, 25% advanced & 25% expert - making the mountain a playground for all levels of skiers & snowboarders!

The Pringles install takes Cardrona's skiable terrain for Winter 2019 to 400ha. Once the Soho development goes in we'll more than double that terrain to 900ha total – NZ's largest single commercial ski area.

We're REALLY excited to get skiing & snowboarding down at Pringles next winter, & we'll keep you all in the loop as trail & lift work gets going early next year!

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Jen Houltham

Jen is Cardrona's resident word nerd. She's out & about on the mountain most days; a big fan of carving groomed runs, powder hunting & laps through Lil' Bucks!

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