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Treble Cone Ski Area Wanaka

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Treble Cone is the South Island’s largest ski and snowboard resort (550ha), featuring the longest vertical in the Southern Lakes region.

The Treble Cone ski season opens from 24 June 2023 – 24 September 2023. Browse our range of ski packages including a Treble Cone ski pass.

Treble Cone Ski Field Stats

  • Lifts
    • 1 x 6-seater chairlift
    • 1 x 4-seater chairlift
    • 2 x learner conveyor lifts
    • 1 x T-Bar lift
  • Located only 90 km (90 minutes) from Queenstown, and 24 km (35 minutes) from Wanaka
  • Longest ski run is a leg-burning 4km, with a vertical drop of 700m! 
  • Free lift access on beginners ‘Nice-n-easy’ Surface lift
  • South Island’s largest ski and snowboard resort
  • 3 Dining areas
  • Child friendly
  • Lessons available

We offer a range of ski packages featuring Treble Cone, where the drive to the mountain is half of the adventure. As you wind through the breathtaking Crown Range from Queenstown and then drive alongside Lake Wanaka in all of its winter majesty, you will find yourself at the base of Treble Cone in no time.  With so much terrain to enjoy, there is never a dull moment at Treble Cone.

The legendary off-piste contours provide even the best skiers in the world with exciting challenges. Powder, gullies, bowls, chutes, and drops engulf this stunning field.  Test yourself in some of the most revered mountain terrain in New Zealand. If you’re ready for it, the advanced terrain in the Saddle Basin and summit slopes provides a pure snow playground for intermediate and expert skiers.


Not forgetting the beginners, offering a range of learn to ski packages, Treble cone provides FREE lift access all season to the ‘Nice n’ Easy’ surface lift, which is located alongside the comforts of the base area.  The learners’ area is perfect for beginners, with a magic carpet to transport you up the gradual slope. The learners’ platter offers the next step in your skiing advancement. The adult and child ski lessons on offer will quickly build your confidence, with small group sizes allowing for personal instruction. 

Conquering the slopes or sipping coffee on the deck while those legs enjoy a bit of a rest, you’ll have no shortage of spectacular views over Lake Wanaka and the snow-covered Southern Alps. It truly is breathtaking, with entertainment for the whole family

Treble cone provides rental equipment, clothing, and accessories of high calibre. All children are offered FREE helmet rental when renting skis or a snowboard.

Dining at Treble Cone Ski Resort

The mountain offers three dining areas. Triple Treat is a grab-and-go cafe at the base of the field, with coffee, wraps, pies, fries, quiches, and soup. The Cheeky Kea burger bar and cafe offers a dine-in table service and some of the best burgers in town. They also offer a large variety of wine, cider, and beer for you to enjoy after a great time on the slopes.

The Altitude espresso and pizza cafe is located at the top of the Home Basin Express. This container cafe, bathed in sun, offers pizza, soup, and a kiwi classic — bacon and egg butties. Loose yourself in the breathtaking view while sipping  your coffee here.

You may also wish to head up to Treble Cone for a scenic chairlift ride. Explore the unique alpine environment and grab a coffee at the Altitude Cafe before heading back down the chairlift in your shoes! This is the perfect way to experience the field and views without having to ski.

You are certain to have a wonderful, jaw-dropping day up at Treble Cone, whether you are a beginner or an expert.  

Before you head off on your New Zealand ski trip check out our handy resource. What to Pack for Travel in 2023: The Ultimate Checklist

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