9 April 2021 | Written by Bachcare Holiday Homes

Best Cardrona Ski Accommodations

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Our favorite Holiday Homes near the Cardrona Ski Field

The nip in the air may be a sign that summer will soon be a memory, but it also means that fun and adventure “winter-style” is just around the corner! Whether you’re on a family ski holiday in Queenstown, trippin’ with your snowboard and mates in Wanaka, or a local ski buff who can’t get enough mountain powder, Cardrona Ski Resort is a favorite destination for everyone! First-time skiers & experienced board riders are all welcome!

What makes Cardrona so popular? It offers something for everyone! Cardrona’s terrain parks offer beginner slopes, wide-open intermediate groomers, and even some short but challenging runs for serious adventure seekers. Cardrona Ski Resort is so well-liked that it is the most visited ski resort in New Zealand!

Cardrona Ski Resort offerings:

  • Family-friendly with licensed child care facilities
  • Ski school programs designed for all ages.
  • Excellent beginner terrain with good lift service
  • Fantastic terrain parks and half pipes!
  • A chondola and two high speed quad chair lifts!
  • Stunning views over snow-covered mountain peaks to the South Lake Valley
  • Accommodations to fit every lifestyle and budget

Let’s dive into the details:

Ski School Programs and Child Care Facilities:
Cardrona offers ski and snowboard lessons for all ability levels. Classes sort kids from 3 months to 14 years and the on-mountain Kids’ Club features group lessons that are a super-fun way for little tykes to learn to ski or snowboard! Cardrona’s amazing instructors will help children gain slope skills and fall in love with winter mountain sports.

If your kids are too young to pound powder, Cardrona Ski Resort has got them covered with Pengi’s Nursery, which can accommodate even the tiniest tots. They’ll be well cared for in a toasty-warm, on-mountain nursery, and they’ll even be treated to morning and afternoon tea!

Terrain Parks for Beginners and Pros — and Pipes!
Whether looking to take your first laps through a beginner park, or you’re a pro out for some challenging terrain, Cardrona boasts the most extensive park & pipe facilities in the Southern Hemisphere! There’s something at Cardrona for freestyle riders of every type and ability — from first-timers to Olympic & X Games athletes!

Cardrona also hosts an array of competitive events throughout the winter to showcase emerging local talent. Come ride alongside the world’s best skiers & snowboarders!

Accommodations to Suit Your Style:
As you can see, Cardrona is a world-class ski destination right in southern New Zealand! If you’re ready to grab your board and hit the slopes, you may be wondering where to stay while you’re having fun. No worries! Cardrona Ski Resort has got you covered with lots of great accommodation options.


Top 3 Cardrona Ski Resort Accommodations:

Mountain Peak Studio – Cardrona Holiday Apartment

Sleeps 3 Guests

Mountain Peak Studio offers some of Cardrona Ski Resort’s closest accommodations while still feeling secluded and perfect for relaxing.

Designed with a modern flare, Mountain Peak Studio is a Cardrona Ski Accommodation that will make you feel at home as soon as you step over the threshold. The studio boasts an open floor plan with all the essentials you need for your winter getaway. Electric heat throughout will keep you toasty and comfortable after a chilly day on the slopes, and a TV and DVD player will help you relax while you enjoy your favorite movies.

And did we mention romance? This attractive 1-bedroom unit is the perfect little hideaway for couples looking to put a little romance back in their lives. Take advantage of the swimming pool and spa pool which are just steps away!

For more winter fun check out Treble Cone Ski Area, only 45 minutes away by car or enjoy the cross-country trails at Snow Farm. This holiday apartment will keep you close to both award-winning eateries and shops — and the slopes!

Mountain Peak Studio Amenities:

  • Dishwasher
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Electric Heat
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Mobile Cell Phone Reception
  • Toaster
  • TV/DVD Player
  • Swimming/Spa Pool (shared)
  • BBQ (shared)
  • Parking

Rockwood – Wanaka Holiday Home

Sleeps 6 Guests

Welcome to Rockwood! This Cardrona Ski Accommodation is centrally located in Cardrona and is bursting with the luxuries you desire for your getaway!

Designed for comfort, relaxation, and rejuvenation; this 3-bedroom resort features clean white interiors complimented with large windows and doors to let the beauty of the natural surroundings shine!

At Rockwood, you’ll find yourself slipping into the resort lifestyle with ease. Spend your days on the slopes at Cardrona and your evenings relaxing in front of the fire with a glass of wine or hitting the nearby restaurants and shops. Just a two-minute drive away is the Rabbit Hole — the perfect spot for a quick bite!

Rockwood supplies everything you need to enjoy your stay — from a French Press for that perfect cup of coffee to a Smart TV so you can view your favorite entertainment; you find everything you need to relax and unwind!

Rockwood Amenities:

  • Stunning Views
  • Fireplace
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Electric Heat
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Mobile Cell Phone Reception
  • Toaster
  • Smart TV
  • WIFI
  • Swimming/Spa Pool (shared)
  • BBQ
  • Parking

The Sombre Duck at Benbrae – Cardrona Holiday Apartment

Sleeps 4 Guests

The Sombre Duck is more than a colorful name! This Cardrona Valley apartment is located in a rugged natural setting at the base of Mount Cardrona and is equipped with all the holiday essentials.

Stylish and cozy, this Cardrona Ski Accommodation welcomes guests with an open living, dining, and kitchen area that looks out onto a shared green space. Enjoy a hot cup of tea on the sheltered sundeck and soak up the majestic winter mountain scenery!

The Sombre Duck includes a fully-equipped kitchen and a washer/dryer ensemble, but this apartment’s true value is its location — only 5 minutes from the Cardrona Ski Resort! Perfect for action-packed days on the slopes!

The Sombre Duck Amenities:

  • Family Friendly
  • Freeview
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Oven
  • Electric Heat
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Mobile Cell Phone Reception
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Swimming/Spa Pool (shared)
  • Parking

As you can see, any of these top three Cardrona resorts would be perfect for your winter ski holiday, but there are lots more to choose from. Check out Bachcare.co.nz to find one that’s just right for your vacation! If you’re not into the skiing/snowboarding scene, Cardrona still offers plenty of winter adventure and diversion! Ride the gondola to the top of the mountain and enjoy incredible views, sip chilled champagne at the Vista Bar, or test your snow tubing prowess! When you’re done with your day of fun in the great outdoors, experience Cardrona’s nightlife! Grab a mouth-watering slice of famous Italian-style pizza from Captain’s Pizza, or enjoy a delicious meal at The Mezz — Cardrona’s premier dining option. Follow either dining experience up with an amazing guided stargazing tour and you’ve got the perfect evening!

When you consider everything that Cardrona offers — from the eateries to the child care services to the ski school programs, and of course the slopes, it’s easy to see why this southern New Zealand ski resort is an easy choice for your next winter holiday!

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