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About Wanaka

Located in the stunning alps of the South Island in New Zealand, visitors from around the world are drawn to the Wanaka region by its outstanding natural beauty. Wanaka’s lakes and mountains and proximity to Mt Aspiring National Park, makes it the ultimate base for outdoor activities, particularly skiing and snowboarding in winter.
But it’s not just the outdoor enthusiasts who have plenty to do, stroll the streets and be inspired by galleries, stylish shops and be spoilt for choice with a great selection of cool cafes and restaurants.
A short, 30 minute drive will have you at Cardrona Alpine Resort or Treble Cone Ski Area, the two nearest ski areas to Wanaka. Each resort is unique and offers a very different experience. Conveniently, both are available on the same lift ticket, the Wanaka FlexiPass, meaning you can experience both resorts in one holiday and choose your resort each morning! Book your Wanaka Ski Package with Ski Travel Company and ski Cardrona and Treble Cone with one convenient lift ticket.

Why Ski Cardrona?

  • The Chondola! A 'combined' express lift of 8-person gondola cabins & 6-seater chairs. Suitable for beginner through advanced riders as well as sightseers..
  • Learners paradise –don't spend your first day stuck at the bottom of the slopes! No need to stress about hopping on and off the chair, take a ride in the new Chondola cabins to the top and experience an easy green run right back to base.
  • Parks- The southern hemisphere's most extensive terrain park facilities with 2 halfpipes, an 800m Gravity X course, 4 distinct terrain parks and the 85+ ft Big Air

Why Ski Treble Cone?

  • It's Big The South Island's largest ski area at 550ha and the longer vertical of 700m.
  • Legendary Off-Piste Terrain –Challenge yourself in some of the most revered snowboard and ski terrain in New Zealand. Loaded with chutes, bowls and gullies, whatever your off-piste taste, you will find your snow fix at Treble Cone.
  • Uncrowded Groomed Runs- Wide open space for you to master your turns

    Resort Stats

    • 25% Beginner Terrain
    • 40% Intermediate Terrain
    • 35% Advanced Terrain
    • 8 Number of Lifts
    • 345 hectares skiable acres
    • Top Elevation 1860m
    • Vertical Drop 600m
    • Longest Run 4km
    • Nearest Airport & Distance Queenstown - 60km
    Statistics shown for Cardrona

    What's New in 2017 at Cardrona

    McDougall’s Express Chondola is our new ‘combined’ express lift of 8-person gondola cabins & 6-seater chairs. The new McDougall’s Express Chondola is the ultimate mountain access lift for all Cardrona’s visitors, with a 150% increase to the McDougall’s uplift capacity that will decrease wait times on all other lifts. The lift will also mean that first time skiers & snowboarders, & sightseeing guests will be able to visit the top of the mountain without having to get on & off a chair.

    Terrain Parks at Cardrona

    The Southern Hemisphere’s most extensive terrain park facilities have something for every kind & ability of freestyle rider, from first time shredders through to X Games athletes! Features include a 22ft Olympic Superpipe, 18ft Halfpipe, 800m Gravity X course, 85+ ft Big Air and 4 terrain parks of different levels, from a beginner park through to a full FIS Slopestyle course.

    Cardrona Trail Map (Download PDF - 15MB)

    Cardrona offers terrain for all abilities with beginner skiing all over the mountain. It is also renowned for its world class terrain parks and pipes! 

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