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Treble Cone

The South Island’s largest ski area with jaw dropping views over Lake Wanaka & the Southern Alps

With 550ha of inbound terrain, Treble Cone is the largest ski area in NZ’s South Island with the longest vertical in the Queenstown Southern Lakes. Treble Cone Ski Resort is famous for the long un-crowded groomed slopes accessed from the Saddle Basin and Home Basin chairlift, legendary off-piste terrain from Motatapu Chutes and the Saddle Basin and unrivalled views appreciated from every aspect. Treble Cone is a must experience ski area for all Queenstown and Wanaka visitors



  • Legendary powder days and freeriding terrain
  • Long, groomed beginner & intermediate trails
  • Challenging chutes, pipes and bowls for the more advanced skiers and boarders
  • Awesome views acros Lake Wanaka and the Southern Alps
  • Largest Ski Area in the South Island
  • Lift serviced vertical drop is 700m the longest in the Queenstown Southern Lakes District
  • Free access given to the Nice and Easy Platter plus the Magic Carpet

BONUS Free beginners lifts and learners slope. Free mountain access for kids aged 5 years and under.


Beginner Terrain


Intermediate Terrain


Advanced Terrain


Skiable Area

550 hectares





Longest Run


Average Snowfall

550cm per annum (excluding snowmaking)


50 hectares

Terrain Parks

Jazz Park + Jazz Kid’s Fun Trail

Season Guideline

25 June – 28 September


6 seater express chair


Saddle Quad


Nice and Easy Platter (free access)


Magic Carpet (free access)


Lift Operating Hours

9am to 4pm

Drive Time

from Wanaka

30 minutes

from Queenstown

1hr 30mins

Queenstown airport to Wanaka

60 minutes

Wanaka to Christchurch

5hrs 30mins

Queenstown to Wanaka

60 minutes

More about Treble Cone

OnePassNZ provides unlimited freedom to ski and ride at eight of the South Island’s favourite mountain resorts including Cardrona.

Do you need clothing or equipment hire? Visit our online shop for full details.

Treble Cone is a ski destination for the entire family. It has awesome family friendly facilities so everyone can enjoy their time on the hill.

Facilities include:

  • New Childcare Centre
  • Extended Jazz Kids Terrain Trail
  • Kids Snowsports School
  • TC Cat Club Lessons cater for children aged 3 – 15 yrs (ski) 6-15 yrs (snowboard)
  • FREE dedicated beginners ski lift and ski area
  • Plus scenic chairlift rides (additional cost) for everyone including non skiers

Note: For parents or grandparents choosing not to ski or board. The Base Lodge Cafe has a terrific vantage point to watch over the children whilst you sit back and enjoy a barista made coffee by an outdoor fire. Bliss!!

Top 10 Reasons to choose Wanaka

  1. NZ’s largest skiable terrain with 5 world class ski areas catering for all abilities and the Southern Hemisphere’s largest heli-skiing area
  2. Breathtaking lake and mountain scenery
  3. Family friendly
  4. Relaxed, tranquil, “unpressured” and easy to get around
  5. A vibrant après-ski atmosphere where you can sit in the sun on the lakefront with a beer or local pinot noir
  6. Genuine hospitality and warmth of welcome. Wanaka is where Kiwis come to ski
  7. Great selection of off-mountain attractions and activities
  8. Rated by Lonely Planet as one of its top 10 destinations for 2012
  9. Mt Aspiring National Park this World Heritage Listed area is right at your doorstep
  10. It’s not Queenstown… At Ski Express we love Queenstown but there is something extra special about Wanaka ask us for more info!

Find out more…

Treble Cone Map

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