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Queenstown to treble cone

New Zealand’s most popular winter destination with four major Queenstown Ski Fields 

There are four major Queenstown ski fields within easy driving distance including Treble Cone, who offers Queenstown skiing at its best, with Queenstown's largest skiing and snowboard terrain (550ha) and longest vertical rise (700m). Treble Cone is located a breath-taking 90 minute drive over the historic Crown Range.

Surrounded by majestic snow capped mountains and nestled on the shores of the crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is the most well-known of the numerous New Zealand ski and holiday destinations.

Treble Cone, NZ - Village life when Queenstown skiing(Photo courtesy of Destination Queenstown)

Skiing Queenstown in winter is an Aspen like experience, with the hustle and bustle of a busy ski town; cafés, restaurants, lively bar scene and an endless list of on and off snow activities. Famous for its adrenaline seeking audience who play as hard at nights as they do during the day, Queenstown is particularly popular for young Australian and Kiwi holiday makers, coming for more than just the numerous Queenstown ski fields. And with accommodation options ranging from budget backpackers to self catering apartments sitting atop Lake Wakatipu, this audience has been well catered for.

For family holidays, Queenstown in winter offers as much to do on snow as off snow. A majority of the long, long list of activities operating from Queenstown are open in winter and often at a discounted rates with a Flexi Pass (Treble Cone and Cardrona joint lift pass). Family accommodation options are plenty, making planning your ski holiday a breeze on almost any price. All four ski resorts offer fantastic family friendly terrain to explore, including Treble Cone's FREE beginner surface lift and terrain and discounted Learn to Ski packages.

Ski or Snowboard Treble Cone and Cardrona on the same Flexi Pass Ski Lift Pass. 

Queenstown’s winter ski season runs between mid/late June to the end of September / early October, with peak season spanning from the July school holidays to the end of August. The four major Queenstown ski fields are Coronet Peak, Treble Cone, Cardrona and The Remarkables. Cardrona and Treble Cone Ski Area can be accessed using the same lift pass, Flexi Pass, making these two resorts a flexible alternative when skiing Queenstown. Multi-day discounts apply, providing reduced price options for those planning in advance. 

Flexi Pass can also be used at many of the local attractions, activities and services (including Wanaka) by presenting the card in exchange for a discount. Grab a Flexi Pass brochure from either Treble Cone or Cardrona for a list of participating businesses.

Treble Cone, NZ - Ski Queenstown Lake WakatipuTreble Cone, NZ - Ski Queenstown from Lake Wakatipu(Photos courtesy of Destination Queenstown)

Getting to Queenstown in Winter 

Drive to Ski Queenstown in Winter

As New Zealand’s most popular winter ski destination, extensive and well maintained road networks access Queenstown from every direction. 

  • Wanaka to Queenstown – 60 minute drive 
  • Dunedin (airport) to Queenstown – 3h 15m drive 
  • Christchurch (airport) to Queenstown – 5h 30m drive 

Jucy Rentals are located in all of New Zealand major airports and are a great way to hire a car or camper and drive and ski Queenstown and Wanaka. 

For more information about driving to Queenstown see - www.queenstownnz.co.nz


 

Fly to Ski Queenstown in Winter

Regular flights between major Australian and New Zealand Airports run direct to Queenstown Airport throughout the winter season. Direct flights are serviced by Air New Zealand, Jet Star, Virgin and Qantas. 

  • Melbourne/Sydney/Brisbane to Queenstown – 3h 30m flight 
  • Christchurch to Queenstown – 1 hour flight 
  • Auckland to Queenstown  – 1h 50m flight 
  • Wellington to Queenstown – 1h 45m flight 

For more information about flying to Queenstown see - www.queenstownnz.co.nz


 Bus to Queenstown in Winter

Regular coaches run winter long between Queenstown and Christchurch, Invercargill, Dunedin, Wanaka, and surrounding local areas to Queenstown provide alternative transport options.

For more information about buses to Queenstown see - www.queenstownnz.co.nz

SKIING TREBLE CONE FROM QUEENSTOWN

As the largest Wanaka and Queenstown ski field, no Queenstown skiing holiday is complete without making the spectacular 90 - 120 minute drive to Treble Cone. The drive from Queenstown to Treble Cone Ski Area will take you over the scenic Crown Ranges offering a birds eye views of Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu, through the historic town of Cardrona and along the tranquil shores of Lake Wanaka. The drive is truly half the fun. 

Queenstown Skiing to Treble Cone Road Map

At Treble Cone Ski Area, you will be greeted with a warm Kiwi welcoming and some of New Zealand's most celebrated skiing and snowboarding terrain. With lift access rising to a peak of 1950m (the highest in the Queenstown / Wanaka Lake District), Treble Cone's reputation for consistent snow depths and quality creates a confident building platform for young families through to advanced skiers and snowboarders to enjoy a great holiday on snow.

SHUTTLEs TO TREBLE CONE - this service has now ceased for the 2017 season

Express sHUTTLE FROM QUEENSTOWN direct TO TREBLE CONE 

New for 2017, in partnership with Go Bus and IceBreaker, we will be operating a daily Queenstown Express Shuttle bus.
Running daily, the difference with our new service is that we will pick up in one spot in Queenstown and then once more on route in Frankton. This shuttle service then heads straight over to the snowy peaks of TC. Taking a total time of around 90 to 120 minutes (depending on road conditions and traffic), this is a convenient, fast way to get to and from Treble Cone. The QT Express Shuttle leaves the mountain at 4pm to return to Queenstown.

Dates: This service runs until 3 September.
Departure time: 7.15am from out side the Queenstown isite, calling into the Frankton Bus Shelter on the way.

Please be at the Queenstown isite by 7am to allow for the time it takes to load the bus.

BOOKING and paying PROCESS

Transport on the Treble Cone Express Shuttle service between Queenstown and the mountain can be bought via the BUYNOW button below or phone Treble Cone Wanaka Township Office: +64 3 443 1406 (Open 7am - 6pm daily) to make a manual credit card booking over the phone.

Or go in person to the Treble Cone desk at the Queenstown iSite, corner Camp and Shotover Street.

If you have purchased your ticket online please ring the Treble Cone Wanaka Township Office: +64 3 443 1406 (Open 7am – 6pm daily) or phone Treble Cone Base on the mountain +64 3 443 7443 to book your seat on the day you would like to travel.

Queenstown to Treble Cone Shuttle ServiceAdultChild
Transport - Queenstown to Treble Cone (return) $ $
Transport (return) + Lift Pass $ $
Transport (return) + Lift Pass + Rental $ $
Transport (return) + First Timer Package **SPECIAL PRICE $ $
Transport (return) + Scenic Chairlift Ride + Lunch $ $


 

Queenstown Bus

 

 Transport Specific Terms and Conditions

  • Treble Cone reserves the absolute right to cancel any scheduled departures as a result of road or weather conditions.
  • Treble Cone reserves the absolute right to decline to accept or retain any person as a member of a shuttle service.
  • Clients will be advised as soon as possible of any cancellation or part cancellation (in these instances, clients will be entitled to a full refund or part refund for the section of the trip that was incomplete).
  • Where Treble Cone is still ‘on hold’ at 7.45am the trip is deemed to be cancelled.
  • Bookings cancelled more than 48 hours before the trip will incur no cancellation fee.
  • Bookings cancelled more than 24 hours but less than 48 hours before the trip will incur 50% cancellation fee.
  • Bookings cancelled within 24 hours of departure will be subject to a 100% cancellation fee.
  • Customers who do not turn up for a departure will not be entitled to any refund.
  • Refunds will only be issued through the original booking office.
  • No responsibility is accepted for loss or damage to client’s personal property whilst on any Shuttle service to Treble Cone.

 

Other options for shuttles from Queenstown to tc

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DepartsTime
Queenstown Accommodation * From 7am
Central Queenstown (Kiwi Discovery Shop) 7:30am
Treble Cone Departure 4:15pm
*See www.kiwidiscovery.com for accommodation pickup times
Queenstown to Treble Cone Shuttle ServiceAdultChild
Transport - Queenstown to Treble Cone (return) $ 52 $ 40
Transport (return) + Lift Pass $ 127 $ 80
Transport (return) + Lift Pass & Rental $ 172 $ 108
Transport (return) + Kiwi Discover Starter Package $ 201 $ 178
Rental is for ski or snowboard hire. Lift Pass is a 1 Day Lift Pass

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DepartsTime
Queenstown Accommodation* From 6.50am
Central Queenstown 7:10am
Treble Cone Departure 4:15pm
*Pickup and drop of at your Queenstown accommodation

 PRICES CURRENT FOR 2017 SEASON.

PRICES CURRENT FOR 2017 SEASON.
Queenstown to Treble Cone Shuttle ServiceAdultChild
Transport - Queenstown to Treble Cone (return) $ 50 $ 38
Transport (return) + Lift Pass $ 127 $ 80
Transport (return) + Lift Pass & Rental $ 157 $ 110
Transport (return) + Info & Snow Beginner Package $ 201 $ 165
Transport (return) + Lift Pass, Lesson & Rental $ 265 $ 185
Rental is for ski or snowboard hire. Lift Pass is a 1 Day Lift Pass

 

 

Treble Cone is a spectacular 90 minute drive from Queenstown offering some amazing views of the breath taking scenery!

Come and experience Queenstown Skiing at it's BEst

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