Snow Sports School

Winter 2022

Learn to ski and snowboard at Cardrona with lessons, packages and programmes for all ages and abilities. From your very first time on the snow to perfecting a new skill, there’s a lesson at Cardrona for you!

World wide reputation as a place for learning

Perfect learning environment for ski and SB, beginners to advanced

Covered learners conveyor and beautiful chondola

Dedicated team of instructors


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Childcare Options
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Cardrona has a fully licensed early childhood education centre for kids aged 3mths. Leave your little munchkins with our highly experienced and qualified teachers for a half or full-day – Food included.

Add on a ski lesson package for kids 2+yrs and make it the best holiday ever!

Accelerate your learning with Private Lessons! Learn to snowboard or ski, master the basics or develop new skills in a 1-on-1 environment with Cardrona’s Snow Sports School.

Choose from a 1-hour express, 2-hour refresher, 3-hour half-day or 6-hour full-day private lesson!

Lessons are available on request and pre-bookings are highly recommended.

There are a variety of group lesson options to best suit your ability – choose from a single group lesson or a full day of instruction.

Our morning lesson runs between 10.20am – 12.20pm and the afternoon 2 – 4pm.

If you are booked in for a full-day lesson, this is 4 hours in total, in both the morning and afternoon.

Kids ski school options
Multi-day kids programme options

We offer half and full-day group ski lessons from 5yrs and group snowboard lessons from 7yrs. Kids are split in terms of age and ability to make sure they get the most out of their lesson.

For a more 1-on-1 environment, book a Private Lesson with one of our certified Snow Sport School instructors.

If you have an Under 5, check out our Under 5s lessons & our specialised Childcare Centre.

Our 4-day Multi Day Programmes could be a great fit! Skiwees (skiers from 5-12yrs) & Lowriders (snowboarders from 7-12yrs) are full-day group lessons that run every week of the winter season on Mondays to Thursdays.

Kids’ Group Lessons are great if you’re visiting for just a day or two, and your child has been on skies or a board before.

If your child benefits better with 1-on-1 attention, you can book them in for a Private Lesson – choose the lesson length that will work best for your family!

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Make this your office with the Instructor Training Centre! With two of New Zealand's best mountains to train on, world-class trainers and the gorgeous town of Wānaka to base yourself in, you'll have a winter to remember with ITC.

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