Piste Skiing on Treble Cone.
Long scenic cruising runs like Outer Limits and un-groomed descents like Sundance make skiing Treble Cone special. With New Zealand’s first six-seater chair, Treble Cone’s big attraction is Saddle Basin, with its bowl of chutes including Bullet, Shooter and Super Pipe.
Boundary Ridge chutes and Powder Bowl chutes complete the menu, there are also two half pipes one natural and one man made.
Piste Information for Treble Cone.
- Ski Resort Altitude: 1,260m.
- Bottom Ski Area: 1,260m.
- Highest Ski Lift: 1,960m.
- Skiable Terrain: 550 hectares.
- Average Seasonal Snowfall: just under 2m.
- Kms of piste: 22km, covered by 32 snow cannon.
- Marked Pistes: 10% green/blue, 45% red, 45% black/ski routes.
- No of Ski Lifts: 4, 2 chair-lifts, 2 drag-lifts/conveyors.
- Mountain Restaurants: 5.
- Snow Parks: 1, plus a natural half-pipe, no night skiing.
- Longest Ski Run: 4km long/ 500m elevation.
- Ski Season: end June to end September.
- Main Advantages: Fast six-man chair servicing the area, great off-piste within the ski area boundary.
- Drawbacks: Access via 4WD; not for beginners; limited resort facilities.
Ski Pass Options for Treble Cone.
Ski passes are available from half a day up to five days for adults, children, students and seniors. These passes are also valid in Cardrona. There is also a single ride and a learner pass available.
A Treble Cone season pass also includes access to Cardrona. Season Passes are priced differently for adult, child, student, senior and are free for those under 6 or over 75.
Other options include combining a ski pass with equipment hire and/or ski lessons.
Ski Resorts near Treble Cone.
As mentioned Cardona is included in the ski pass for Treble Cone. If you are based in Wanaka, Cardrona is 35km/40min to the south
The other ski resort in New Zeland that lays claim to be among the best in the world on the South Island is Aoraki Mount Cook, around 210km/2.5 hours from Wanaka.