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Treble Cone Ski Area

Quick Facts Where 35 min from Wanaka, 90 min from Queenstown Board Natural terrain park Ski Legendary powder days Season Late June – early October Access Road 7 km unsealed; no toll; carry chains; Price Range: Adult day pass $106 Ratings Beginner 10%, Intermediate 45%, Advanced 45%

With 550 ha of inbound terrain, Treble Cone is the largest ski area in the South Island, boasting plenty of fun terrain for all levels of skiers and snowboarders. The field has become famous for its long, uncrowded groomed slopes, legendary off-piste terrain, and the unrivalled views it offers over Lake Wanaka and the Southern Alps that can be appreciated from any point on the mountain. First time skiers and snowboarders can try the free dedicated beginner surface lifts and terrain located conveniently next to the Base Lodge. Treble Cone offers a Snow Sports School and complete beginner skier packages, and its gentle and uncrowded beginner facilities are designed to ensure learner skiers can progress to more challenging terrain. For the more adventurous, the Saddle Basin provides a winter playground not to be missed, as well as access to some of New Zealand’s most magical backcountry skiing. Also on offer is the Jazz Intermediate Fun Park, which features table top jumps and fun boxes. The closest ski area to Wanaka, Treble Cone is also only a 90-minute scenic drive or shuttle from Queenstown. Wanaka offers a wide range of accommodation just 29 km from the field, with the slopes within a pleasant 35-minute drive along the shores of scenic Lake Wanaka. A café and bar, retail shop, childcare centre and medical facilities are all on offer on-mountain.

Essentials Highest Point 1960 m Vertical 700 m Skiable Area 550 ha Lift Pass Prices Adult $108, Student $81, Child $54, Senior $70 Lifts 1 6-seater express chairlift, 1 quad chairlift, 1 platter, 1 magic carpet On-field ski/board hire Recreational and performance ski and board hire Tuition Adult and Kids Snow Sports School Package Deals First-timer package, lift and rental combo packages, full-day TC Cat kids programme, ski and snowboard improvement camps On-mountain accommodation No