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Related Regions: New Zealand, Otago, Oceania, Southern Hemisphere

Overview

Treble Cone Ski Area is the largest ski field on New Zealand’s South Island and is home to the longest vertical rise in Queenstown’s Southern Lakes District. Treble Cone is renowned for its dry snow, long runs, great off-piste terrain, and spectacular views. Treble Cone Ski Area is located only 35 minutes from the beautiful lakeside town of Wanaka and 90 minutes from Queenstown.

Treble Cone is located atop a 7km unpaved access road that is suitable for cars, coaches and motor homes. Be sure to check the weather report and carry chains in adverse conditions. 

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Elevation

  • 6430ft
    Summit
  • 2297ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 4134ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • 0
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 2
  • 4
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    10%

  • Intermediate Runs

    45%

  • Advanced Runs

    45%

  • Expert Runs

    %

  • Runs

    20

  • Terrain Parks

    2

  • Longest Run

    2.7 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    1359 ac

  • Snow Making

    124 ac

More Info

Treble Cone is home to the most intermediate and advanced terrain on the South Island. The ski field encompasses over 550 hectares and has a vertical rise of 700m. The Home Basin and Saddle Basin chairlifts are great for those looking to access a wide variety of trails from wide-open groomers to steep powder bowls.  

Intermediate skiers or riders looking for long un-interrupted trails should head over to High Street, a run that is over 4km long. For the expert; the Motatapu Chutes is an off-piste playground full of steeps, cliff drops, and bowls.

Treble Cone is also a great access point for backcountry skiing and snowboarding. Check out Treble Cone’s backcountry ski lift pass that offers limited access to the chairlifts but grants access to some of the best backcountry skiing on the South Island. Make sure to bring your avalanche gear and some friends before venturing outside of the resort’s boundaries. 

Treble Cone has multiple updated facilities. The ski area provides ski and snowboard hire, equipment maintenance, clothing hire, gear storage, childcare, cafe, bar, retail shop, chain hire, guided tours, medical center.

Treble Cone also offers access to free beginner lifts located alongside the base area.


Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing06/22/201909/22/2019
  • Days Open Last Year
    93
  • Projected Days Open
    102
  • Years Open
    50

Best Treble Cone Hotels

Kitchen and Dining
9 Lakeside Road Wanaka,
Hotel
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
72 Helwick Street Wanaka, 9305
Hotel
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
Whare Kea Lodge & Chalet during Autumn
494 Mt. Aspiring Road Wanaka, 9343
Hotel
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.

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Treble Cone Reviews

David Wilson
29th January 20125
The back bowl is awesome and there is some epic shoots that you can navigate your way through. Some easy going runs...Full review
anonymous_user
1st August 20084
Based in Queenstown to be accessible to the several commercial resorts made for a good comparison of the regions ski area. Even...Full review
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