An 11,400 cubic metre reservoir will serve 23 guns to provide snow from top to bottom covering the Boulevard area, the learners’ slope and the platter area.
Bite to eat
A $1 million extension to the Captain’s cafe means you won’t miss out on your pizza fix.
On the up
The Cardrona crew have spent $5.9 million on a new Captain’s express chairlift. The lift takes only three-and-a-half minutes from bottom to top – a vast improvement on the nine minutes the old lift used to take.
Eleven new snow guns have been added.
The heavy metal trail has three new jumps – 11m, 14m and 17m long – with little ‘step down’, so they’re safer.
Season: June 27 – Oct 12, 2008
Located: Cardrona Valley road linking Queenstown
Travel time: 50min drive (50km) from Queenstown
Highest lift point: 1894m
Lifts: 1 quad fixed chair, 2 quad express chairs, 3 magic learner lifts and a platter beginner lift
Terrain: Beginner 25 per cent Intermediate 55 per cent Advanced 20 per cent
Average snowfall: 2.7m, supplemented with snowmaking
Lift passes: Adult $81, Student $66, Child $40