Wanaka New Zealand - Everything you need to know for your next Ski holiday


Trail Maps


From Wanaka you can access two resorts, Cardrona and Treble Cone. Both resorts offer varying terrain, epic snow conditions and stunning views. Find out more with our resort guides and trail maps.

  • Cardrona
  • Treble Cone


A popular resort for everyone, due to its extensive beginner and intermediate terrain, snow quality and world class parks. Spread across 3 bowls with over 400ha of skiable terrain accessed by 3 chairs, a chondola, a T-bar and a magic carpet.

The beginner terrain is second to none, with immaculately groomed wide open runs and great lift infrastructure. The recently opened Chondola allows beginners to ride the lifts without the fear of getting on and off chairlifts. For a cruisy run take Skyline or Footrot Flats back to the base and do it all over again. Cardrona’s fully licensed child care centre is available for babies as young as three months and for the older kids the Adventure Programmes are great.

With a lot of terrain on offer for the more advanced skiers and boarders, with Captain’s Express perfect for all levels of intermediate and Valley View Quad for the more advanced. Try Arcadia Chutes to find powder stashes and natural kickers.

Cardrona is known for its extensive park terrain with four parks and two half pipes, there is something suitable for anyone willing to give it a go.

Treble Cone

Treble Cone is the South Island’s largest ski resort with 550ha of skiable terrain. It comprises only 10% beginner trails with the rest evenly spread between intermediate and advanced. While the skiable terrain is large, it is accessed by only 2 chairs, a T-bar and a magic carpet making it a very unique resort.

At the base of the resort you will find the beginners area with the ‘Nice n Easy’ T-bar which gives you access to a wide, gentle, groomed trail. When you’re ready the ‘Home Basin Express’ will take you to the top of the resort for magnificent views and 4kms of easy winding terrain back to the bottom.

Intermediate skiers and snowboarders will enjoy 700m of vertical, across a selection of immaculately groomed trails and off piste terrain. The Saddle Basin offers intermediate riders a wide open area to cruise as well as ungroomed powder trails like Wide Glide and Cloud Nine.

For those looking for something more challenging, Treble Cone has plenty of options, with open faces, gullies, long steep chutes and natural features. It’s safe to say Treble Cone offers some of the most challenging inbound terrain in New Zealand. When the conditions are on, the backcountry skiing is incredible, with lift access and short hikes to access some amazing terrain.

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