Treble Cone Fresh Lines - 25 August
Well if its snow you want, snow is what you are going to get at Treble Cone.
Last night saw 15cm of that stunning white delight fall in the Saddle Basin as well as 12cm coming down in the Home Basin. The snow that hit the mountain received a whopping 7 out of 10 on the dryness scale from our knowledgeable Swiss groomer, so early morning turns received some dry pow and as the sun came out to play it softening the snow it provided some very fun conditions, hinting that spring time is just around the corner.
While we were forecasted to receive snow – it is always nice when the snow report follows through with the goods. This newest addition of snow is a taste, as we are also expecting to receive more into the weekend, so what better way to spend your last week of August than shredding and exploring the TC Terrain.
IT’S ALL ABOUT HIGH PERFORMANCE
Words of wisdom by our main rentals man Dean, about why getting high performance gear will not only increase the stoke factor but also make your skiing/riding more enjoyable!
The high performance rentals we have are ideally suited for your intermediate and above skiers and riders, if you are coming up to TC you want to be able to enjoy everything it has to offer, and definitely do not want to be weighed down by beginner-style equipment.
If you are an intermediate skier/rider spending that bit extra on high performance gear can just make things that bit easier for you, our high performance rentals are the most up to date gear that Rossignol, Volkl and Burton have, and so different designs will enhance your own style of shredding.
We had a customer in today, Kat, hired out the Burton Custom Flying V Board, came in later in the day thrilled about how this board had completely changed her riding, making her turns better, easier on her muscles and just having a bunch of fun. So even if you are an expert skier/rider and just want to try something new to play around on – we have plenty of options that suit different snow conditions. Changing it up could give you a shredding epiphany – Come in and have a chat to the rentals team!
Keeping the Treble Cone rolling – the guys that go behind the scenes to make sure everything is working from lift maintenance to clearing the snow in the plaza.
Name: Geoff Dickey
Treble Conehead: Head Mechanic
Nationality: Kiwi Wanakaite
How long you’ve been at TC for? Been here since 2011
Favourite run at TC? Best run- car park 3 ramp
Ski or Board? Ski badly
Best place you have skied in the world? Antarctica
Best thing to eat at Cheeky Kea, Triple Treat or Altitude? Apples
Best tip you have ever received? Don’t worry be happy
Name: Lloyd Thayer
Treble Conehead: Base Area Supervisor
How long you’ve been at TC for? 7 Seasons
Favourite run at TC? Super Pipe
Ski or Board? Ski and Board
Best place you have ridden in the world? Revelstoke and TC
Best thing to eat at Cheeky Kea, Triple Treat or Altitude? Kiwi Burger B&E Pie Peperoni pizza and Lots of long Blacks
Best tip you have ever received? Be nice to your mother
ICE CREAM CONES FOR TREBLE CONERS
Surprise!! Icebreaker shouted TC skiers and riders ice-creams this afternoon! They stopped by Mr Whippy at the bottom of our hill and see the lovely Icebreaker team gave them not only free ice cream but another chance to win more Icebreaker cool kit!
The Icebreaker Photo Competition runs for the rest of the season. All you have to do is post your pics from the mountain on Instagram or Facebook and add #LiveWild and @IceBreakerNZ to the pic to be in with a chance!
Message from your friendly TC Patrollers
TC Patrol would like to highlight the importance of observing mountain closures. These closures are in place for the safety of our guests. We have had multiple skiers and boarders breaking the Hollywood Bowl and Motatapu Chutes fence closure today.
The snow may look inviting however we were closed because of a considerable avalanche hazard. We are not actively patrolling areas when they are closed so if anyone was caught in an avalanche or injured we may not know until the evening carpark sweep. It is our policy to remove the passes of closure breakers for a two week period. So please do not enter closed areas or you will lose what you use.
Thanks for your understanding and compliance.
CHECK IT OUT
The Mons Royale International Freeride Athletes are training at TC at the moment. Getting us good air on the perfect freeride terrain. They also provided a nice edit as well – be sure to check it out.
Our own Lawrence Chasteauneuf, snow board instructor extraordinaire, has been shot into TC Facebook stardom with his video on intermediate snowboarding and sharing his favourite trails – Take a look here
Congratulations to Anneliese Sayers – the weekly winner of SnoWayBro.
Sharing with us a nice video ! Check it out here.
Have a look at our Facebook and Instagram - SnoWayBro pages and for your chance to win simply;
Tag @trebleconenz, and
Use the hashtags #treblecone and #snowaybro