Cardrona is a family and snowboarder friendly resort in the Crown Ranges half way between Wanaka and Queenstown on the South Island of New Zealand.
A well designed ski resort with an exceptional program for kids with day care, kids club and ski school.
The runs are wide and groomed, true ego skiing but they are short so you will spend a lot of time going up and down. Good transition between the skier levels and the resort has dedicated a lot of terrain to rails, jumps and pipes for the freestyle skier and boarder.
On mountain catering is good with noodle bars, pizza restaurants, Japanese and more and the mountain has some accommodation though there's nothing to do once the resort closes for the day.
The Cardrona Hotel sits close to the access road and is an institution for mulled wine around the fire in the garden at the end of a good ski day.
Stay in nearby Wanaka or Queenstown.