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Beginner Ski & Snowboard facilities

FREE Beginner Lifts, Dedicated First Time Ski Slope and view that will take your breath away. Truly no better place for your first snow experiences!

Beginner snowboard lesson on FREE surface liftTo encourage beginner skiers or snowboarders to our wonderful world of winter, Treble Cone provides FREE lift access to the ‘Nice n’ Easy’ surface lifts located alongside the comforts of the Base lodge and café and the convenience of a fully kitted ski and snowboard rental shop .

The ‘Nice n’ Easy’ Platter accesses wide, mellow groomed terrain to create the perfect playground to build your confidence when learning to ski or snowboard. For those looking to speed up the progression, our experienced Ski and Snowboard School offers special ‘Learn to Ski’ First Timer packages that caps the number of students per class and ensures you get the personalised attention you require.

 Treble Cone has FREE beginner lift access to a gentle and un-crowded learners slope.

Kids on the magic carpet and enjoying a hot drink with mumOnce you’re ready, the Home Basin Express chairlift (paid ticket required) is only meters away and is ready to safely carry you up the mountain. Up the top, progress your learning on our friendly Green and Blue groomed trails whilst soaking in Treble Cone’s famous views over Lake Wanaka and the Southern Alps.

If you choose not to ski or snowboard the longer slopes of the Home Basin, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the action. Why not leave your gear at the lodge and simply walk onto a Scenic Chairlift Ride up the Home Basin chairlift and enjoy a hot drink to warm the soul in the cafe when you get back down. The Scenic Chairlift Ride is included in all First Timer Packages, and can also be purchased separately for $15 per person or $40 for a family. 

 For families, the Free ‘Nice n’ Easy’ surface  lifts provide a safe environment for everyone to grow their love of snow sports and learn to ski together. Or, for parents who choose not to ski, the Café is a great vantage point to watch over the kids whilst enjoying an espresso coffee by the outdoor fire on the plaza.

Once you're ready to move on from the free beginner lift and the Nice'n'Easy Platter, it's time to try Easy Rider. The 3km long Easy Rider beginner trail is accessed by the Home Basin Express chairlift, and if you're in a beginner Snow Sports School lesson access to Easy Rider and access to this lift is free as well during the lesson. 


One of the best beginner snow deals going. In one neat package, get everything you need to learn to ski or snowboard in a safe fun and prgressive environment.


First Timer: 2hr Lesson, Learners Lift Pass, Ski/Board Rental & Scenic Chair Ride  $ 99  
Beginner Plus: 2hr Lesson, Home Basin Lift access during your lesson, Ski/Board Rental $ 110 $ 87

Discounted Beginner Ski Packages plus FREE Nice ‘n’ Easy lift access after your lesson