Top 5 Reasons to ski and ride Cardrona Alpine Resort every winter ski season

Cardrona is internationally renonwed among winter snow sport enthusiasts, pro-athletes, and Olympians as the best ski field in New Zealand. I personally think its among the best on earth! Yes, I know that’s a big call, so let me back it up with 5 legit reasons to go to Cardrona Alpine Resort every ski season:

1. TAKE SOME LESSONS FROM THE BEST SKI AND SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTORS IN NEW ZEALAND AND INSTANTLY BOOK THEM VIA YOUR MOBILE PHONE, ONDEMAND, ANYTIME, ANYWHERE, USING GOSNOW.

Take a lesson from Cardrona's best ski instuctors

Yes the rumors are true. Its an innovative world-first here at Cardrona in partnership with GoSnow. We’ve made it super easy for you to review each instructor’s coaching profile, choose the perfect instructor based on your skill level and their experience, and then book the best ski or snowboard instructor with a few clicks from your mobile device. No more wasting time standing in line waiting to book a lesson. GoSnow has solved that problem for you. We also just added some cool new app features, so make sure you’ve updated to the latest version of GoSnow.

2. PARKS, PIPES, AND BEGINNER TERRAIN.

Hands down The Southern Hemisphere’s best terrain park facilities. Cardrona Parks have something for every kind & ability of freestyler from first time park riders to pros preparing for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Cardrona Parks are among the best in the world, and their instructors are awesome at teaching Park for all levels. Park skiing and riding is safe and fun for all levels with the right instruction. Challenge yourself. Try a new feature when you feel ready. If you don’t think its fun after trying then get after the extensive beginner and intermediate terrain all accessible from the new Chondola at MacDougalls.

3. DELICIOUS HEALTHY FOOD

I really appreciate a resort that looks after its guests with healthy nutritous food. Real food that fuels you and helps you enjoy an epic day on the slopes! It’s hard to choose a favorite from the extensive range of superb eateries at Cardrona, but I ate in Noodle Bar twice a day while I was there. Noodle Bar has freshly-made sushi and tasty Asian-inspired dishes cooked right before your eyes. This is among the healthiest I’ve seen at ski resorts. Also check out Juice and Java for a fresh breakfast smoothie. The Lounge is the newest bar at Cardrona. It is perfect for apres-ski drinks and touts a robust menu that has a full wine list, craft beers. Added bonus: a ski-in ski-out deck. Apres-Ski? Yes, please!

Cardrona Noodle Bar Smoothie

4. BONUS SECRET PRO TIP…KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN. CELEBRITIES, PROS AND OLYMPIANS CAN BE FOUND ON THE SLOPES AT CARDRONA THIS WINTER.

This year is the ‘summer’ before the Winter Olympics in South Korea. As such the Pipe and Park scene at Cardrona will be off the chain, more off the chain then it usually is every year. So if you want a really special experience and the opportunity to share chairs (or Chondi’s) with the biggest celebrities and pro athletes in freestyle skiing and riding then book a trip this winter to Cardrona.

5. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION AND THE PANORAMIC PICTURE PERFECT VIEWS FOR DAYS.

Cardrona Alpine Resort is right in the middle of Wanaka and Queenstown, the South Island’s prettiest and most iconic ski towns. Its location makes it an unreal and amazing destination holiday providing opportunties to participate in other adrenaline pumping activities like skydiving, jet boating, parasailing, bungee jumping, and hiking.

If you are looking for a fun, reliable, safe, and inexpensive rental car then I recommend Queenstown Discount Car Rentals. Speak to Kerry or Jen.

The GoSnow Team will all be at Cardrona Alpine Resort in September, find us on GoSnow, and then look out for us on the mountain. We will see you on the Slopes!

-Sean Bellerby

PS - Eat some vegtables - your body. You can find them at Noodle Bar.