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
Audi quattro Winter Games NZ today welcomed the announcement of Government support for the event until 2017, securing the world class winter sports competition for New Zealand and international athletes in the lead up to the 2018 Winter Olympics.
The Audi Quattro Winter Games has been crowned New Zealand’s leading event, taking out the prestigious award for Event Excellence at the annual Sport NZ Awards night this week.
The Audi quattro Winter Games NZ, host of the FIS World Cup opener, has been selected as a finalist in two categories of the 2014 New Zealand Sport & Recreation Awards, one of the country’s highest honours for recognising and celebrating contributions to the sector.
Alex Pullin has summed up his last weeks of training in a quick edit. Check it out!
The World Cup opener in Cardrona wrote another chapter in the history books of snowboarding when 14 year's old shred sensation Ayumu Hirano underlined that he is the rising star from the land of the rising sun!
US riders move on from white surface to green one.