Cardrona Alpine Resort is located between Queenstown and Wanaka in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. As one of New Zealand’s premium ski areas, consistent snow cover is essential when Mother Nature does not provide.
Cardrona has expanded their snowmaking capacity significantly during the past few seasons, recently adding 22 Puma fan guns to the existing fleet of 32 Super PoleCats. SMI has worked provided a fully automated snowmaking system covering 21 hectares (53 acres) of trails and 60 new vault locations.
"SMI equipment has the horsepower to produce bulk amounts of snow during marginal conditions and can be throttled back for a high quality finish on top." – Gary Husband, Ski Area Manager