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Cardrona’s three vast basins are home to New Zealand’s first cabin-style lift – the McDougall’s Express Chondola and the Southern Hemisphere’s most extensive terrain parks and pipes. Thanks to its high altitude, innovative snow management systems and wide open trails, Cardrona offers some of New Zealand’s best snow conditions.

New to snow? Cardrona’s First Timer packages offer a great introduction to the sport & are the most cost-effective way to learn how to ski or snowboard. Their great First Timer packages include Transport, Beginners’ Area lift passes, rental equipment & lessons. These First Timer packages are created for people who have NEVER been on snow before.

If you're already familiar with skiing or snowboarding and looking to sharpen your skills, then check out Cardrona's awesome Booster packs. 

Absolute First Timer Packages

Transport & First Timer Pack
Includes return bus transport, learners conveyor pass, 2 x group lessons & rental hardware from Cardrona Alpine Resort.
Adult $205 / Child $155
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Transport & First Timer Pack - all inclusive
Includes return bus transport, learners conveyor pass, 2 x group lessons and rental hardware, jacket, pants, helmet, goggles & gloves from Cardrona Alpine Resort.
Adult $285 / Child $239
Contact our reservations team to book

Progression Packages

Cardrona Booster Pack
Includes return bus transport, full mountain lift pass, 1 x group lesson & rental hardware from Cardrona Alpine Resort.
Adult $255 / Child $189
Book below

Cardrona Booster Pack – all inclusive
Includes return bus transport, full mountain lift pass, 1 x group lesson and rental hardware, jacket, pants, helmet, goggles & gloves from Cardrona Alpine Resort.
Adult $335 / Child $245
Contact our reservations team to book


Additional information:

  • Visit the "Transport Info" tab above for bus transport pick up info
  • For extensive packages including all ski and snowboard equipment rentals and lessons, please call 0800 65 65 01 (freephone within NZ).

Book Your Cardrona Packages

Transport & First Timer Ski Pack

Duration: 1 Day
Departs: Queenstown
Season: 16 Jun - 14 Oct 2018

From NZD: $205

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Booking Information

  • Child age is 5-17 years.
  • For all children 5 and under, please contact us directly to make your booking.
  • Children 5 and under qualify for a free pass at Cardrona. Children 2 years and under can travel free on Real Journeys bus transport, if sitting on a parents lap, otherwise must pay the child price to have a seat. Pre-booking is essential to ensure we have sufficient space.
  • Transport to Cardrona - all passengers must be ready at their chosen departure point at least 10 minutes prior to their scheduled pick-up time. The bus will not wait for late-comers and therefore all package components will be treated as non-refundable cancellation.
  • Return transport departs from Cardrona at 4.20pm and returns to Queenstown at approximately 6pm.
  • Packages are non-changeable and non-refundable 24 hours prior to departure, unless access to Cardrona or the road to Cardrona are compromised due to weather on the day, in which case date changes, refunds or partial refunds will be offered.
  • Bookings must be reconfirmed by 5:00pm the day before travel to confirm pickup details and activate the Cardrona lift tickets. Tickets are to be collected from our Queenstown Visitor Centre or will be provided by the coach driver on pickup.
  • Rental for First Timer packs is from Cardrona Alpine Resort.

Transport & First Timer Snowboard Pack

Duration: 1 Day
Departs: Queenstown
Season: 16 Jun - 14 Oct 2018

From NZD: $205

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Your Date of Travel

Booking Information

  • Child age is 7-17 years.
  • For all children 6 and under, please contact us directly to make your booking.
  • Children 5 and under qualify for a free pass at Cardrona. Children 2 years and under can travel free on Real Journeys bus transport, if sitting on a parents lap, otherwise must pay the child price to have a seat. Pre-booking is essential to ensure we have sufficient space.
  • Transport to Cardrona - all passengers must be ready at their chosen departure point at least 10 minutes prior to their scheduled pick-up time. The bus will not wait for late-comers and therefore all package components will be treated as non-refundable cancellation.
  • Return transport departs from Cardrona at 4.20pm and returns to Queenstown at approximately 6pm.
  • Packages are non-changeable and non-refundable 24 hours prior to departure, unless access to Cardrona or the road to Cardrona are compromised due to weather on the day, in which case date changes, refunds or partial refunds will be offered.
  • Bookings must be reconfirmed by 5:00pm the day before travel to confirm pickup details and activate the Cardrona lift tickets. Tickets are to be collected from our Queenstown Visitor Centre or will be provided by the coach driver on pickup.
  • Rental for First Timer packs is from Cardrona Alpine Resort.

Cardrona Ski Booster Pack

Duration: 1 Day
Departs: Queenstown
Season: 16 Jun - 14 Oct 2018

From NZD: $255

Choose Date Cancel

Your Date of Travel

Booking Information

  • Child age is 5-17 years.
  • For all children 5 and under, please contact us directly to make your booking.
  • Children 5 and under qualify for a free pass at Cardrona. Children 2 years and under can travel free on Real Journeys bus transport, if sitting on a parents lap, otherwise must pay the child price to have a seat. Pre-booking is essential to ensure we have sufficient space.
  • Transport to Cardrona - all passengers must be ready at their chosen departure point at least 10 minutes prior to their scheduled pick-up time. The bus will not wait for late-comers and therefore all package components will be treated as non-refundable cancellation.
  • Return transport departs from Cardrona at 4.20pm and returns to Queenstown at approximately 6pm.
  • Packages are non-changeable and non-refundable 24 hours prior to departure, unless access to Cardrona or the road to Cardrona are compromised due to weather on the day, in which case date changes, refunds or partial refunds will be offered.
  • Bookings must be reconfirmed by 5:00pm the day before travel to confirm pickup details and activate the Cardrona lift tickets. Tickets are to be collected from our Queenstown Visitor Centre or will be provided by the coach driver on pickup.
  • Rental for First Timer packs is from Cardrona Alpine Resort.

Cardrona Snowboard Booster Pack

Duration: 1 Day
Departs: Queenstown
Season: 16 Jun - 14 Oct 2018

From NZD: $255

Choose Date Cancel

Your Date of Travel

Booking Information

  • Child age is 7-17 years.
  • For all children 6 and under, please contact us directly to make your booking.
  • Children 5 and under qualify for a free pass at Cardrona. Children 2 years and under can travel free on Real Journeys bus transport, if sitting on a parents lap, otherwise must pay the child price to have a seat. Pre-booking is essential to ensure we have sufficient space.
  • Transport to Cardrona - all passengers must be ready at their chosen departure point at least 10 minutes prior to their scheduled pick-up time. The bus will not wait for late-comers and therefore all package components will be treated as non-refundable cancellation.
  • Return transport departs from Cardrona at 4.20pm and returns to Queenstown at approximately 6pm.
  • Packages are non-changeable and non-refundable 24 hours prior to departure, unless access to Cardrona or the road to Cardrona are compromised due to weather on the day, in which case date changes, refunds or partial refunds will be offered.
  • Bookings must be reconfirmed by 5:00pm the day before travel to confirm pickup details and activate the Cardrona lift tickets. Tickets are to be collected from our Queenstown Visitor Centre or will be provided by the coach driver on pickup.
  • Rental for First Timer packs is from Cardrona Alpine Resort.

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