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Encyclopedia > Cardrona Alpine Resort

Cardrona Alpine Resort is a ski resort in New Zealand's South Island. The skifield ranges from 1670m to 1894m with good facilities for children. The distribution of slopes is 25% beginner, 55% intermediate and 20% advanced. There are 2 quad chairlifts, 1 quad detachable chairlift, 3 "magic" learner lifts and 1 platter lift for beginers. Some snowmaking equipment is present. Snowboarding is well catered for with four half pipes and a terrain park. There is also a "High performance centre" which trains more advanced skiers and snowboarders. St. ... The South Island The South Island is one of the two major islands of New Zealand, the other being the North Island. ... A chairlift in Bad Hofgastein, Austria A chairlift, also known as a fixed-grip chairlift, is a type of aerial lift, which consists of a constantly moving loop of steel cable strung between two end terminals and generally over intermediate towers. ... Detachable quad chairlift grip. ... A platter lift, or just platter, is a mechanised system for pulling skiers uphill. ... Snowboarder in a half-pipe Snowboarder trail entry Snowboarding is a boardsport that involves descending a snow-covered slope on a snowboard that is attached to ones feet. ... Halfpipe A halfpipe is a structure used in gravity extreme sports such as snowboarding, skateboarding, freestyle BMX, or inline skating. ... A terrain park is an outdoor area that contains jumps and half-pipes that allow snowboarders and skiers to do tricks. ...

The resort is located near Wanaka, 5 hour's drive from Christchurch, and 1 hour's drive from Queenstown. On-mountain accommodation is provided in the form of 15 self-contained apartments. Wanaka is a town in the Central Otago region of the South Island of New Zealand. ... Christchurch is the regional capital of Canterbury, New Zealand. ... Queenstown is a resort town in Otago in the south-west of New Zealands South Island. ...

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