Treble Cone opens: what a difference a year makes

Written by on July 8, 2016 in New Zealand, SNOW NEWS - Comments Off on Treble Cone opens: what a difference a year makes

Treble Cone was all time last year, as we reported in the Southern Winter issue – when Dan Power snapped our All Time @Treble Cone feature.

This season has been a struggle, but happy news they are open at least with beginner areas today.

Austrian freeskier Christoph SchÖfegger wnjoying TC last season © Dan Power

Austrian freeskier Christoph SchÖfegger wnjoying TC last season © Dan Power

Recent snowmaking has allowed the Nice ‘n’ Easy Platter and Carpet area to be opened, this beginners’ space is an uncrowded and sheltered area, ideal to learn the basics. The highly qualified instructors of our Snow Sports School will be providing First Time and Beginners Packages plus Group and Private Lessons. These will run between 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 3pm.

In addition to Snow Sport Lessons, The Cheeky Kea will also be open at the Base Building with fresh homemade baking, a delicious lunch menu and the full flavour of a barista made Allpress coffee from 10am till 3:30pm. The Shop at Treble Cone will also be opening for guests to get their snow sport accessories and souvenirs. The Town Office will continue to operate between 8:30am – 5pm.

An extra area created for Snow Play has been provided, free for families visiting Treble Cone. This will be next to the plaza seating area and will have snow features for the children and TC Cat will be entertaining our guests.

“Providing this Beginner Experience and opening up the lower mountain is a really positive step,” commented Jackie van der Voort, Treble Cone CEO. “By providing these packages we hope to increase the positive vibe in the ski industry and with our customers in the region.”

Something is better than nothing - TC today 8 July

Something is better than nothing – TC today 8 July


The Treble Cone team of snow makers and groomers are working hard to get the mountain ready, with the snow guns pumping overnight and during colder parts of the day, including at base level.

Coronet Peak is also re-opening on Saturday, after lack of snow and poor snowmaking conditions forced a closure. Low temps have allowed them to restore top-to-bottom trails and saturday will also launch night ski sessions for the season there.

Cardrona and The Remarkables are offering the best local conditions for Queenstown and Wanaka. Cardrona has most main runs and lifts open.

Cardrona Friday 8 July

Cardrona Friday 8 July

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