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Schools snow Programme

Creating the Absolute Best Environment for School Children to Learn & Explore
Schools Programme - Fact Box
Age 5 - 17 y/o (snowboard 6 - 17 y/o)
Level Beginner to Advanced Skiers & Boarders (see level chart)
Morning Programme (lesson time) 8:45am - 10:15am
Weekend Programme (lesson time) Saturday: 1pm - 2:30pm
Sunday: 8:45am - 10:15am

Treble Cone, Wanaka NZ - School Groups

For school children, skiing and snowboarding are more than just leisure activities. They provide opportunities for health, education and personal growth. They improve balance, co-ordination and stamina and help develop self-esteem and a sense of accomplishment. It gives children a chance to socialise in a new environment which can help to encourage friendships and build confidence. 

At Treble Cone we pride ourselves on offering school groups the absolute best experience possible with the highest level of  instruction, within a fun, safe and progressive environment.  Our school rates offer huge savings with up to 60% off RRP and include everything you need to get the students started – all day rental of ski or snowboard equipment, a 1 ½ hour or half day lesson and an all-day full mountain lift pass. 

Treble Cone offers the School Groups Snow Programme every day of the season, including School Holidays. 

Per DayStudentAdultStudent
Intro Rates*
Lift Pass $ 25 $ 50 $ 20
Lesson (1.5hr) $ 25 n/a $ 20
Rental (ski or snowboard) $ 25 $ 40 $ 20
1 x FREE Adult Lift & Rental Package for every 15 paying students
All programmes are priced on a per day basis using the indicated rates
*For Schools new to Treble Cone only. Valid for up to 2 sessions throughout the season
  • Morning Programme

Make the most of the day by arriving on mountain nice and early, ready to collect your lift passes, rentals and meet your instructor for an 8:45am lesson. After the lesson, continue to progress, utilising Treble Cone's FREE dedicated beginner area or head up the Home Basin Express to explore the South Island's largest ski area including a vast number of green and blue groomer runs.

ProgrammeDurationLesson Time
Morning Programme 1.5 hours of instruction 8:45am - 10:15am


  • Weekend Programme

To accommodate schools travelling from outside the Wanaka region, we are very pleased to offer an afternoon start for school groups visiting on a weekend

Starting on the Saturday (day 1), schools can begin their lessons at 1.00pm. This allows plenty of time for schools to travel to Treble Cone. On the Sunday (day 2), maximise snow time by starting with an early 8:45am lesson, leaving plenty of time to practise newly developed skills and start the journey back home at a reasonable hour.

Weekend ProgrammeDurationLesson Time
Saturday (Day 1) 1.5 hours of instruction 1pm - 2:30pm
Sunday (Day 2) 1.5 hours of instruction 8:45am - 10:15am


Why Visit Treble Cone?

  • Fun and professional Snow Sport Instructors
  • Dedicated beginner terrain and lifts
  • Un-crowded, progressive slopes
  • Small Snow Sports group size
  • Full base facilities including cafeteria and medical centre
  • 1 x FREE adult lift pass and ski or snowboard rental with every 15 paying students 

Treble Cone, Wanaka NZ - Kids in Group Lesson


FREE staff orientation visit to treble Cone

We know you’ll be thrilled with Treble Cone once your school arrives. To encourage you to try our exemplary service for the very first time, we would like to invite up to two staff members on a FREE orientation visit*. Included are lift passes, rentals and a 2 hour lesson for both members of staff.

Come check out our Schools Facilities & enjoy a FREE day’s lift pass, 2hr lesson & rentals*

 *Orientation needs to be booked 7 days in advance ( and are available only once for each school.


New to Treble cone in 2017

- New snowmaking system covering the Home Basin
- New Children's Snow Play Area
- Extended on mountain parking
- New onsite ski storage

 Treble Cone caps school group sizes. Spaces are limited. Book early to ensure your optimum school trip dates.

What Other Schools Say

"...there is plenty of scope to suit all abilities, from ideal learner slopes for beginners through to more challenging terrain for the most adventurous.....
"Dunstan High School

"I have always found the staff to be extremely helpful and the lessons to be outstanding. All of my students have passed the NCEA assessments so I highly recommend taking your school trips to Treble Cone.'
Roxburgh Area School 


Ski LevelsSnowboard Levels
1. First time skier who has never skied before 1. First time snowboarder who has never boarded before
2. Skiing green runs and linking turns to both sides using a wedge or stem turn (not yet parallel) 2. Falling leaf, toe and heel side, starting to turn , riding beginner lifts
3. Skiing blue runs, skis in parallel throughout the turn, starting to ski off-piste 3. Turning on blue runs comfortably on both sides, starting to explore more of the terrain
4. Skiing black runs comfortably, exploring all the mountain has to offer 4. Comfortable all over the mountain, learning jumps and tricks

 School & Groups Specific Terms and Conditions

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