Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Cardrona Alpine Resort

Planning a ski trip to Cardrona Alpine Resort? Browse our collection of visitor-generated reviews that rank the mountain and ski town on a scale of one to five stars in the following categories: Overall Rating, All-Mountain Terrain, Nightlife, Terrain Park and Family Friendly. See how Cardrona Alpine Resort stacks up to others in terms of skiing and après, and read up on pros, cons and comments from fellow skiers and snowboarders. Don't forget to submit your own Cardrona Alpine Resort review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your ski area experience. Positive reviews also give your favorite ski resort a chance to win a prestigious OnTheSnow Visitors' Choice Award.

Overall Rating: 3.9

Rating Details:

  • Family Friendly
  • 4.3
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 57
  • Terrain Park
  • 3.7
  • Nightlife
  • 2.5

Recommended For:

  • Singles
  • 33%
  • Beginner
  • 33%
  • Families
  • 33%
  • Intermediate
  • 33%
  • Empty Nesters
  • 33%
  • Advanced
  • 33%

Helpful Highlights:

a great mountain for everyone to enjoy. Cardrona got a lot of bad press during the NZ & Aussie school holidays. What added to the problem of extra long qu...

  • 5

    Cardrona Alpine Resort Review

    by anonymous_user - 30th September 2007

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    Cardrona is a great place to ski, a real family resort . My family and I spent 1 week. We all took lessons the kids had a great time my wife and myself too... Full review

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  • 5

    Cardrona Alpine Ski Field

    by D Pennell - 28th July 2014

    Pros: a fantastic field for everyone to enjoy

    Cons: If you go to any ski field during school holidays of course you are going to get long queues.

    a great mountain for everyone to enjoy. Cardrona got a lot of bad press during the NZ & Aussie school holidays. What added to the problem of extra long qu... Full review

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  • 5

    Cardrona Alpine Resort Review

    by anonymous_user - 3rd November 2007

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    I liked this mountain a lot and had the best diversity of freeride and freestyle. Definitely pick here if you can only go to one mountain in NZ. I went to... Full review

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  • 4

    Cardrona Ski Field

    by yorkie81 - 19th July 2009

    Pros: Wide open runs, Great snow conditions. Excellent snow parks.

    Cons: Large lift queues

    We decided to have a skiing / snowboarding holiday in New Zealand and decided on Queenstown as our destination. We flu to Christchurch and drove the 7 long... Full review

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  • 4

    Cardrona Alpine Resort Review

    by - 9th June 2007

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    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 ... Full review

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  • 2

    Cardrona Alpine Resort Review

    by anonymous_user - 4th February 2008

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    Good family friendly feild with a great terrain park but for more experienced riders I would recomend coronet peak or treblecone ... Full review

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