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Skiing Treble Cone, Queenstown

Treble Cone is the largest ski area in the South Island and offers sweeping views across Lake Wanaka and Mt Aspiring from its location in the heart of the Southern Alps.

Discover long, well-groomed beginner and intermediate trails as well as natural half-pipes, steep runs, tight chutes, big drop offs, ungroomed powder.

Treble Cone also features New Zealand’s fastest quad chair lift, the highest lift-accessed terrain, the longest groomed intermediate runs and highest vertical drop in the South Island.

Renowned for dry powder, Treble Cone receives an average annual snowfall of 550cm and has an average maximum snow depth of 325cm.

Its proximity to the Southern Alps guarantees reliable snow conditions and offers exhilarating skiing and snowboarding terrain.

Numerous trails are spread over three large basins to suit all ages and abilities. From long, well-groomed beginner and intermediate trails, to natural half-pipes, chutes, ungroomed powder and challenging black runs on the upper mountain, there’s more intermediate and advanced terrain here than any other South Island ski area.

The nearby town of Wanaka offers a lively après-ski haven with a variety of bars, restaurants, pubs and cafés. Lake Wanaka also offers an amazing variety of activities, including fishing, bike riding, scenic flights, hiking, climbing and bungy jumping.

Skiing Treble Cone, New Zealand

Mountain range Southern Alps

Average temperature -1˚C

Total area 550ha

Summit elevation 2088m

Highest lift point 1960m;  Base 1250m  

Vertical drop 705m

Terrain 10% beginner, 45% intermediate, 45% advanced

Number of runs 7

Number of lifts 4

Longest run 4.3km

Season Late June to late September

Annual snowfall 550cm

Equipment rentals Recreational set: skis/boots/poles hire 1 day from NZ$46; high performance full set from NZ$63, skis only from NZ$30

Lift Passes Full day lift pass from NZ$95; afternoon half-day lift pass from NZ$71; learner free.

Lift/Equipment combo package One day lift rental pass plus ski/snowboard rental set from NZ$134.

Tip OnePassNZ provides unlimited freedom to ski and ride at eight of the South Island's favourite mountain ski areas.

Ski/snowboarding lessons A wide range of group and private ski and snowboard lessons is available for children and adults.

For snowboarders A terrain parks offer a variety of options for learners and freestyle experts including rails, boxes and jumps.

Children's options Fully supervised ski programs and indoor childcare facility for kids 3 years and older.

Heliskiing New Zealand’s remote snow-dusted heights in the Southern Alps are tailor-made for heliskiing. Costs range from NZ$550 for a half-day trip of three runs to NZ$750–1000 for a full day of four to seven runs.

Other activities Cross-country skiing, heliskiing, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, sky diving, bungy jumping and sightseeing.

Getting there Just 35 minutes drive (30km) from Wanaka; 90 minutes drive (100km) via the historic Crown Range from Queenstown; daily shuttle bus to/from Wanaka & Queenstown; 9pm to 4pm.

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Latest update: Skiing Treble Cone, New Zealand: 26 February, 2020

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