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Cardrona First Timer Package

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    What to Expect
    With facilities like our Learner Conveyor tunnel, a Beginners’ Area close to our Base, gentle learner runs, a dedicated Kids’ Conveyor, & of course our amazing Snow Sports School, there’s no better place to learn to ski or snowboard!

    Cardrona’s First Timer packages are a great introduction to the sport & are the most cost-effective way to learn how to ski or snowboard. Our First Timer lesson packages include Beginners’ Area lift passes, rental equipment & 4.5 hours of lessons. Get yourself an All Inclusive pack to add in our clothing & accessories bundle (jacket, pants, helmet, goggles & gloves). First Timer packages are for people who have NEVER EVER been on snow before.

    Your First Timer package includes a single uplift on McDougall's Chondola in the afternoon - get to the top of the mountain on your very first day! Snap that pic for your friends to give them all FOMO & take on our green beginner run back to Base or jump back in a gondola cabin and cruise back in comfort!
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Cardrona Alpine Resort
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    • 2 lessons (2hr & 2.5hr)
    • Beginner lift pass
    • Ski/Snowboard rental
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Transportation to/from resort
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • We recommend arriving at 9am to allow time for fitting rentals prior to Snow School check-in at 10am (or get fitted the night before at our Wanaka or Queenstown rental shops!)
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 999 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Booked the first timers snowboarding package with my boyfriend earlier this month, which offered a full day of lessons. Our instructor was Alistair who made our day. I really struggled with getting the hang of snowboarding and was almost at the point of giving up as I watched
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    We had a fantastic day, all the staff were very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Our ski instructor, Caleb particularly derseves special mention. I would return based on the experience he provided. The only drawback I feel is that I feel that the food at the cafe was
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    We had two days in Cardrona ski field, if you’re first timer/beginner I’d highly recommend the lesson packages. We did the 2 days package, my husband snowboard and I ski. Sophie was my instructor for both days (just got lucky!) and she was super. Very patient and look after you.
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    After the first day of all of us doing the beginners package with lessons (excellent value) we were hooked. My 14 year old is on the blue trails after 2 days on his board loving it, my 8 and 6 year old are skiing faster than me! I have to hurry to keep up! We are already
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    Great place for first time ski learner. The lesson is around 10 person in a group. The trainer was really good she make sure everyone know how to ski and teach us patiently. Will go back again. Highly recommended!!!
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    Response from Jen H, Communications at Cardrona First Timer Package
    Responded 18 Aug 2019
    Thanks so much, Kelvin!! We're stoked you had a great time learning to ski here. Hope to see you again soon :)
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