Reply To: Advice Pls! NZ Snow/Ski Holiday with CFS tween. Low energy, often in wheelchair

  • schroth-sensei

    August 24, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Hello Jenny,

    It is a bit difficult to find a place with all the necessary accommodations you mentioned, nevertheless I believe I have found something that may work.

    Cardrona Alpine Resort near Queenstown, New Zealand. Official Website:

    • It is approximately a 1-hour drive from Queenstown Airport
    • They have various lodging options, and state that they are a 1-min walk to the ski lifts (more info here:
    • Various equipment is available for rent (more info here:
    • Lodgings do have kitchens, and there are a few dining options in the adjacent main base building, so you don’t have to travel far to eat
    • Most of the resort facilities are connected and seem to have covered and/or indoor access that should be wheelchair accessible (see base area map here:
    • The location is away from town, however you may want to avoid booking the busy season
    • Accommodations may have multiple levels (it may be best to inquiry directly about lodging)
    • It says Wifi is available at the facilities, however I do not know if this includes lodging or public areas (it may be best to inquiry directly)
    • TV/video & SKY TV is available, I believe this is Satellite and may be limited
    • Private bathroom will depend on lodging selection


    Your non-essentials:


    I believe that covers everything. However, I highly recommend getting in contact with Cardrona directly (their e-mail is: [email protected]) to inquire about the finer details, especially busy season, facility, rooms, & ski accessibility. Also, I’d suggest booking as far out as possible, especially if you wish to book any Adaptive equipment.

    Anyway, I hope that helps,

    -Justin Schroth


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