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Beginner Facilities
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Beginner Ski & Snowboard

To encourage beginner skiers or snowboarders to our wonderful world of winter, Treble Cone provides FREE lift access to the Magic Carpet and a cheap $40 pass for adults and $30 pass for children to the Platter Lift located alongside the comforts of the Base Lodge and Café and the convenience of a fully kitted ski and snowboard rental shop . There's no place more beautiful for your first snow experience!

Treble Cone Beginner Ski Lesson

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

Beginner Terrain - Ready For You

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. 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.

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. Access to the Home Basin Express is FREE in all beginner lessons, helping you build your confidence before committing to a full day lift pass. 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 ‘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.

Beginner Trails at Treble Cone

1. Magic Carpet Nightly A FREE short surface lift with enough slope for your very first sliding experience. The Magic Carpet ends in a slight up hill which will calm the nerves as you learn to control your speed and stop.
2. Nice 'N' Easy Nightly A surface lift accessing a wide, purpose built slope that offers enough length (300m) to start clocking up some important mileage, helping to quickly build your confidence on snow. Access is only $40 (adults) and $30 (children).
3. Easy Street Nightly Winding its way under the Home Basin Express, the chairlift ride up will help to calm the nerves as you scout every bit of Easy Rider. The run is 3km long, and access is FREE with all beginner lessons.


Beginner Facilities - Ready for you


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 Chairlift Ride

Scenic Chair Ride $ 25


Located at the top of the sun bathed Home Basin Express, the new container cafe Altitude Espresso & Pizza powered by Allpress serves barista made coffee and chef cooked pizzas, plus soup and bacon and egg butties. Sitting at 1760m, the cafe offers some of New Zealand’s most breath-taking views, not to be missed on our favourite bluebird days.



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. Child 4 years old - 17 years old.

Learner Package

2hr Lesson, Learners Lift Pass, Ski/Board Rental & Scenic Chair Ride $ 119 (save $80) $ 101 (save $60)
Add on lesson Add an additional afternoon 2hr Group Lesson (must be on the same day) $ 79 $ 67
*Learner Package lessons capped at 5 kids or 5 adults per instructor

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Beginner Lesson


Treble Cone has minimised the size of all our group lessons so you can maximise your progression. All lessons are 5 people 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 all day long. That includes all the best terrain to take you from a never ever skier or snowboarder to green terrain shredder.