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Beginner Facilities
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Beginner Ski & Snowboard facilities


To 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 .

Treble Cone, Wanaka NZ - FREE beginner area

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, ensuring you get the personalised attention you require.

The FREE 300m long beginner lift creates a gentle and un-crowded area to progress safely. Learning made easy(ier)!

Once 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.

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.


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 progressive environment.

First Timer Package
First Timer Package
2hr Lesson, Learners Lift Pass, Ski/Board Rental, Scenic Chair Ride & Hot Beverage $ 99 $ 99
Beginner Plus*
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2hr Lesson, Home Basin Express lift access during your lesson, Ski/Board Rental $ 99 $ 80
Add on lesson Add an additional afternoon 2hr Group Lesson (must be on the same day) $ 50 $ 50
*Beginner Plus package includes Home Basin lift access (green runs only) during the Group Lesson
First Timer and Beginner Plus lessons capped at 5 kids or 8 adults per instructor

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Ride the Home Basin chairlift FREE in a Beginner Plus Group Lesson to gain some series mileage.

Kids on the magic carpet and enjoying a hot drink with mum


Treble Cone has minimised the size of our First Timer and Beginner Plus group lessons so you can maximise your progression. Kid's beginner lessons are capped at only 5 wee guys per instructor, with adult lessons capped at just 8 per instructor. That means loads of one-on-one time, less falls and a more enjoyable first experience on snow.


Treble Cone is spreading the winter love with FREE access to the Home Basin chairlift during a Group Lesson and the Magic Carpet and 'Nice 'n' Easy' Platter all day long. That includes all the best terrain to take you from a never ever skier or snowboarder to green terrain shredder.


Head up the Home Basin Express chairlift for a Scenic Chairlift Ride in the comforts of your own shoes. On your way up the lift, check out the learner skiers and snowboarders on the beginner trail. Step off at the top and walk to the Matukituki view point or grab a coffee (included) or lunch at the NEW cafe taking in the breath-taking views of jagged peaks and majestic Lake Wanaka.

Scenic ChairliftScenic Chair Ride (Including Hot Café Beverage) $ 18 $ 50