Cardrona’s Adaptive programme provides support for people with physical, sensory & cognitive impairments. This programme ensures there is no limit to enjoying the freedom of skiing & boarding with your family & friends.
The term “adaptive” comes from how the programme adapts both the sport & the equipment to cater for every individual’s needs. You’ll see modified skis & snowboards, sit-skis, frames, outriggers & more out on the Cardrona slopes with our adaptive guests & instructors.
Adaptive ski/ snowboard programme with qualified instructors and volunteer support
Adaptive rental equipment
Wheelchair available at Captain’s Pizzeria for ski- in/ski-out adaptive guests
Accessible food and beverage including GF/vegetarian/ vegan options at:
Sightseeing available via McDougall’s Chondola (in gondola cabins)
Accessible toilets in Base Cafe
when you sign up as a SSNZ member
Become a Snow Sports New Zealand (Adaptive) member. Snow Sports New Zealand (Adaptive) members are entitled to 50% off day passes/rental equipment & 40% off lessons at Cardrona. Visit theSnow Sports NZ website to become a member!
for winter 2022
The Cardrona Adaptive Snow Sports programme couldn’t run without the help of an incredible team of volunteers, thanks to the support of Snow Sports New Zealand (Adaptive). The trained volunteers provide free on-snow support for anyone who requires assistance to access the mountain.
If you’re a confident skier/snowboarder, are patient & a great communicator & you’d like to become an adaptive volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.