Cardrona Alpine Resort was founded in 1980 and is New Zealand’s most popular ski area. From beginners and families, to Olympic and X Games athletes. Cardrona’s three vast basins are home to NZ’s first cabin-style lift – the McDougall’s Express Chondola and the Southern Hemisphere’s most extensive terrain parks and pipes. Wide, open trails offer some of NZ’s best snow conditions, thanks to high altitude and an innovative snow management system.
New this season: Snowmaking investment. Due to Covid-19, many of Cardrona’s passionate skiers and snowboarders still haven’t had the chance to check out Willows (opened 2021) - New Zealand’s newest inbound terrain opening up 65 hectares of additional terrain.
Opening: 11 June – 17 October 2022.
Treble Cone is an intermediate and advanced skier’s dream, with the most challenging in-bounds terrain in New Zealand. Overlooking Lake Wānaka, Treble Cone has the country’s most spectacular ski area view, and skiers come from far and wide to experience it. Since the purchase of Treble Cone by Cardrona Alpine Resort, consistent investment has been put into the ski area to improve season length reliability, including snowmaking and power upgrades.
New this season: Snowmaking investment.
Opening: 25 June – 25 September 2022.
Coronet Peak was the country’s first commercial ski area (established in 1947 and celebrating its 75th anniversary this year). The mountain is Queenstown’s urban playground, only 20 minutes from downtown along a sealed road. Guests are treated to freshly groomed trails during First Tracks from 8am daily, right through to Night Skiing on select nights until 9pm. Coronet Peak has 280ha of skiable terrain, 1649m elevation with 462m vertical drop.
New this season: Heidi’s Hut facelift and upgraded deck, six new snow guns, functional improvements that include rental, F&B and more.
Opening: 17 June – 25 September 2022.
The Remarkables is a welcoming, adventurous ski area boasting three sun-drenched, north-facing bowls, up to seven terrain parks, and world-class facilities. Known for being one of the best mountains for progression, the ski area offers a range of terrain to suit everyone. From off-piste black runs and daring chutes to wide-open learner slopes and everything in between. The mountain is the Home of Freeride in New Zealand and annually hosts the country’s only World Freeride Qualifier events. This year, The Remarkables is also set to become home of the Southern Hemisphere’s first ever Freeride World Tour Academy.
New this season: Ten new snow making guns, a new range of rental gear, upgraded Barista Bar, extended hours for the information booth, and a carpark extension.
Opening: 18 June – 16 October 2022.