Wanaka Skiing

The luxury New Zealand Travel Destination, Wanaka, Skiing

 

Base yourself in Wanaka for a unique combination of magnificent lake and mountain scenery, coupled with a friendly alpine village atmosphere. There’s an array of lively bars, restaurants and cafes, plus numerous apres ski activities. From Wanaka, ski the resorts of Treble Cone or Cardrona. Treble Cone is the highest ski area in the Southern Lakes region of New Zealand, with regular falls of dry powder snow. Cardrona is situated between Wanaka and Queenstown, offering reliable, powder snow and three basins of mixed terrain.

 

luxury travel destination, Cardrona, Wanaka, New Zealand

Cardrona

Special highlights:

  • New High Speed Quad Chairlift at Captains Basin
  • Runs open late June – October 
  • New Expansion of the Captains Pizzeria

  • Four Kids Centres including multi day programs
  • Up to 4 Half Pipes, and 3 Terrain Parks

 

Skiing in Cardona, Wanaka, New Zealand

Facilities:

  • Café, Noodle Bar, Pizzeria
  • Rental Services

  • Retail Outlet
  • Repair Centre

 

Ski School:

  • Daily Ski School Programmes – for all levels

 

Especially for Children:

  • Children under 6 years ski FREE – all season
  • Kids Korral – childcare for 3 months to 3 years

  • Ski Korral – program for 3-5 years
  • Kids Club – 5-12 years

 

How to get to Cardrona:

  • 34 kms from Wanaka
  • 58 kms from Queenstown

 

Mountain Facts:

  • Beginner – 25%
  • Intermediate – 50%
  • Advanced – 20%
  • Lifts – 7%
  • Halfpipes – 4

  • Elevation – 1,894 m
  • Vertical Rise – 390 m 
  • Ski Terrain – 865 acres
  • Longest Run – 3.6 km
  • Terrain Park – 1,000 m

 

Treble Cone, Luxury Travel Destination, Wanaka

Treble Cone

Special highlights:

  • Runs open late June – mid October
  • Easy Rider and Main Street wide beginner and intermediate trails
  • Enlarged free riding terrain with Saddle Quad chairlift
  • Man made terrain park and natural quarter pipes 

 

Skiing in Treble Cone, Wanaka, New Zeleand

Facilities:

  • Café and Bar
  • Rental Services

  • Retail Outlet
  • Repair Centre

 

Snow Sport School:

  • Daily improvement clinics and programs for all ages

 

Especially for children:

  • Children 12 years and under receive FREE day lift tickets all season – when booked with Skimax
  • Childcare from 3 years
  • Full Day programmes for children with lunch (up to 16 years)

 

How to get to Treble Cone:

  • 29 kms from Wanaka – 30 minutes drive

 

Mountain Facts:

  • Beginner -10%
  • Intermediate – 45%
  • Vertical Rise – 700 m
  • Longest Run – 4km
  • Lifts – 4
  • Elevation – 2,100 m
  • Ski Terrain – 1,359 acres

 

Driving Times:

  • Christchurch to Wanaka 6 hours
  • Queenstown to Wanaka 1.5 hours

 

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