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  • Cardrona Alpine resort, a friendly and relaxed winter resort, is located between Wanaka and Queenstown on the Southern Island of New Zealand. Families and pros alike find the perfect terrain for their turns, tricks and jumps as Cardrona offers not only fine groomed slopes but also a fun park including big air and triple jumps as well as several jumps.

    In addition, a monster pipe of the Olympic size attracts the most of the pros to train down under when in the Northern hemisphere everyone tries to relax on the beach working for the perfect summer taint, especially as a brand new lift was introduced mid of August 2011.

    No wonder, that the Cardrona Alpine resort is once again the host of the Snowboard FIS World Cup season's kick off. It's the seventh time, that Cardrona opens the new winter season.

    This time with a double event! Besides the traditional halfpipe competition, also a the first ever FIS Snowboard Slopestyle World Cup in the Southern hemisphere will take place at Cardrona.


    Cardrona Mountain Statistics

    - Base Area Elevation: 1,670m

    - Highest Lifted Point: 1,860m

    - Vertical Rise: 600m

    - Terrain: 345 hectares

    Skiing & Snowboarding Terrain

    - 20% Beginner

    - 55% Intermediate

    - 25% Advanced

    Operating hours: 9am – 4pm daily

    Season: 22nd June to 7th October 2012

    Average Annual Snowfall: 2.7 metres. Snowmaking to supplement natural snow in the Main and Captain's Basins.


    - 2 quad fixed chairlift

    -  2 quad express chairlifts

    - 2 surface conveyor lifts

    - 1 platter tow lift

    - Lift capacity 11,000 people per hour


    Cardrona Alpine Resort

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