One of New Zealand’s biggest ski resorts, Cardrona Alpine Resort, has added another chairlift to its network, giving skiers and snowboarders access to a major area of new skiable terrain. The Willow’s Quad chairlift, repurposed from the old McDougall’s Quad, opened on Thursday morning to the enjoyment of over 1000 people. The new chairlift allows access to the neighboring Soho Basin, […]
The 2021 ski season in New Zealand was supposed to be a comeback after last winter’s challenges, but the industry is not having much luck so far. Firstly, fears amidst the corona pandemic led to extended shutdowns of international travel. These restrictions forced last-minute cancellations from Australian–school holidaymakers. This year’s June vacation time would be a major boost in morale […]
Ski resorts in New Zealand have been caught out these last couple of weeks by unexpectedly high skier numbers, so much so that the General Manager of Cardrona and Treble Cone, Bridget Legnavsky, was forced to pen an open letter of apology. Related: Against All Odds, New Zealand Ski Resorts See Record Number of Visitors Due to closed borders as […]
Cardrona Alpine Resort in New Zealand has been granted approval from the Commerce Commission to complete the acquisition of Treble Cone skifield near Wanaka. On Friday, chairwoman Anna Rawlings said in coming to its decision the commission had focused on whether the price of single-day, multi-day and season ski passes would increase with the acquisition. It also considered the extent to which […]
Cardrona Alpine Resort. Credit: Cardrona In breaking news, Snowsbest is reporting that after persistent unconfirmed rumors, an official deal has now been agreed for Cardrona Alpine Resort in New Zealand to purchase fellow Kiwi resort Treble Cone Ski Area. Related: BREAKING NEWS: 3 New Zealand Ski Resorts Added To The 2018/19 Ikon Pass “We are absolutely stoked to look at […]
Two months since the end of the ski season, snow-lovers in Australia have been treated to some unseasonal snowfall. So much so, that Cardrona Alpine Resort will be opening on Saturday, December 1, with a slightly different offering to their planned operations of mountain biking, mountain carting and more. The recent significant snowfall means the resort will instead be initially […]
The 2018 winter season at Cardrona Alpine Resort, New Zealand has been another highly successful year for the Southern Lakes ski area, with skier visits breaking the record previously held by the 2017 season. 2018 was also an incredible snow year for the resort – the third greatest aggregate snowfall since records began 17 years ago. Over the 18-week season, […]
In mid-August 2018, a family from California descended upon a lovely ski field on the South Island of New Zealand. Cardrona, in a nutshell, is a ski resort with impeccable views, cruising piste runs, mammoth terrain parks, steeps, open bowls and so, quite literally, terrain for the entire family.