Park and pipe skiing in... CARDRONA, NEW ZEALAND
Thanks to its prime position in the heart of the Southern Alps on NZ’s South Island, the Cardrona alpine village (cardrona.com) has one of the most reliable snow seasons in New Zealand and three epic basins to conquer. Test your ski legs on the dedicated beginner slopes or challenge yourself on the terrain parks and halfpipes. With some of the most extensive snowsports facilities in the Southern Hemisphere, Cardrona caters to all levels of riders. Get there: Cardrona is an hour’s drive from Queenstown or 30 minutes from Wanaka. If you’re flying to Queenstown, book a direct transfer with Go Orange (goorange.co.nz). Base yourself: Stay at the rustic and charming Cardrona Hotel ( cardronahotel.co.nz) or get closer to the lifts with a bit of luxury at Cardrona On-Mountain Accommodation ( cardrona.com).