Cardrona: First Timer Ski or Snowboard Package

Activity provider: Cardrona Alpine Resort

Cardrona: First Timer Ski or Snowboard Package

Activity provider: Cardrona Alpine Resort

From US$ 98.65 per person

Make your first day of skiing or snowboarding as easy as possible at Cardrona with a first-timer package for kids and adults. Feel the thrill of winter sports with a trained instructor, and become a pro by day's end.

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Duration 1 day
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Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Pick up all the skills you need to feel confidence on the slopes
  • Enjoy 4.5 hours of lessons
  • Take on a beginner run from the top of the mountain down to the base
Full description
Make your first day as easy as possible at Cardrona with a first-timer package for kids and adults. With facilities like the learner conveyor tunnel, a beginners’ area close to the base, gentle learner runs, a dedicated kids’ conveyor, and of course the amazing snow sports school, there’s no better place to learn to ski or snowboard. The first timer package is a great introduction to the sport, and is the most cost-effective way to learn how to ski or snowboard. The package includes beginners’ area lift passes, rental equipment, and 4.5 hours of lessons. On top of that, you can choose to upgrade yourself to an all-inclusive package to add on a clothing and accessories bundle. Your first-time package includes a full-day learners pass and a single uplift on the McDougall's Chondola in the afternoon. This will allow you to get to the top of the mountain on your very first day. Once there you can snap that pic for your friends, before taking the green beginner run back to base or jumping back onto the gondola to cruise back in comfort.
  • Skis, boots, and poles, or snowboard, boots, and wrist guards
  • Full-day learner lift pass and 1 lift up on McDougall's Chondola
  • 4.5 hours of lessons
  • Transport to and from the resort
  • Lunch
  • Clothing, helmet, gloves, or goggles
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Exchange your voucher at one of the following storefronts to receive your official ski lift pass: Queenstown (37 Camp St), Wanaka (50 Cardrona Valley Road) or Cardrona mountain ticket office.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Smoking

Know before you go

  •  This activity is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible
  •  The tour operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Cardrona is an alpine ski resort just outside Queenstown and is reached by a 14-kilometer mountain road
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 3 reviews

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We had a really amazing time. Our instructor's name was Millie, she taught us as a group but made time for us all individually, making sure we were confident before we started out. If you're trying to decide whether or not to try this - this is your sign to go for it!

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Product ID: 242567