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Ski resort facilities

FacilityOpening Hours
Lifts 9am - 4pm
Triple Treat Ready-to-Eat 8am - 4:30pm
The Cheeky Kea Burger Bar & Cafe 8am (Breakfast) - 4:30pm
Allpress Altitude Pizzeria 10am - 3.30pm (hot food ends 3pm)*
Snow Sports School 9am - 4pm
Snow Gear Rentals 8am - 4pm
Retail Shop 8:30am - 4pm
Scenic Chairlift Rides 9am - 4pm
Mountain Tour 10.45am - 12:30pm (Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday)
Medical Centre 9am - 4pm

* Altitude Espresso & Pizza hours subject to change without notice in extreme cold/wind.

TC Cafe Barista made coffee

Triple Treat Ready-to-Eat

Open: 8am - 4:30pm (daily)

Treble Cone’s GRAB-AND-GO favourites are here to keep you charged throughout the day, starting with a barista made Allpress espresso coffee, plus wraps, pies and fries, soup, homemade quiches and goodies and more. Our meals are cooked, baked or prepared on mountain daily and are  sure to fill your empty belly.

Cheeky Kea Burger BarCheeky Kea Burger Bar & Cafe

Open: 8am (Breakfast) - 4:30pm (daily)

Sit back, relax and let the staff in the Cheeky Kea take care of you with dine-in table service and some of the best burgers in town. The Cheeky Kea also serve up Allpress espresso coffee, delicious hot chocolates, baked on site cakes and slices and a variety of beer, wine and cider to help finish off the day.

 Altitude Espresso & PizzaALLPRESS ALTITUDE PIZZeria

Open: 10am - 3pm (hot food) / 3.30pm (drinks)

Located at the top of the sun bathed Home Basin Express, the new container cafe Allpress Altitude Pizzeria and Cafe  serves barista made coffee and chef cooked pizzas by the slice or full pizza, 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.

TC Snow Sports School Instructor


Kids Lessons: 5 -15 y/o
Adult Lessons: 15 y/o +

Take a Ski or Snowboard Lesson from Treble Cone’s internationally recognised Ski and Snowboard School. Our instructors will personalise a range of products including adult and kids group lessons, private lessons and seasonal programmes, to maximise your progression, safety and smiles.

TC Rentals - Fitting ski gearSNOW GEAR RENTAL

Open: 8am - 4:30pm (daily).

Rent your ski or snowboard equipment on mountain and enjoy the convenience and security of on-going support throughout the day. Our Snow Rentals Shop stocks a wide range of skis and snowboards, demo carve and powder skis, snow jackets and pants, boots and poles. Plus all kids are offered FREE helmet rental when renting skis or snowboard from our hire shop.



Open: 9am - 4pm (daily).

Forgot your beanie or sunscreen, time for some new goggles or gloves, or want to buy a Treble Cone souvenir to remember your visit to the mountain? The retail shop is conveniently located within the Treble Cone Base Lodge upstairs next to the Café and Bar.

Scenic Chairlift Ride ViewScenic Chairlift Ride

Open: 9am - 4pm (daily)

Head up Treble Cone's Home Basin Express chairlift for a scenic chairlift ride in the comfort and security of your own shoes. Way up at 1750m, step off the chairlift as it slows into the off-load station to explore the unique alpine environment. Make sure you grab a coffee (included) or lunch at the NEW cafe before you head back down.

Janey JohnstonFREE Mountain Tour

Meet: 10.45am to depart 11am. Return 12:30pm (Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday)

Meet our local legend Janey at the outdoor fire place on Tuesday, Thursdays and Sundays for our free mountain tour! We will give you the Insiders Guide,  highlights the most appropriate terrain, the best of the snow conditions, hidden gems and local insights. Suitable for intermediate to advanced skiers and snowboarders comfortable riding groomed blue terrain.

Medical Centre

Open: 9am - 4pm (daily).

Our on mountain Medical Centre (located in the Base Lodge, downstairs near the main Ticket Office) is staffed by one doctor and a nurse. Ski Patrol operates throughout the resort and works in closely with the Medical Centre.



To encourage beginner skiers or snowboarders to our wonderful world of winter, Treble Cone provides a discounted pass for 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 . 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(ier)!


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 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.

Beginner Trails at Treble Cone

1. Magic Carpet Nightly A 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.
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.



Warm up on the 3km Easy Rider before heading into the blue zones to make the most of the uncrowded slopes. Treble Cone offers long blue groomed trails from one side of the ski area to the other, giving intermediate + skiers and snowboarders the opportunity to explore the mountain and its iconic views to the fullest.

Pete Oswald skiing High Street(Pete Oswald skiing High Street above the various entrances to the Saddle Basin groomed slopes)

Ready to explore the mountain? Discover what the locals know in a FREE Mountain Tour running every Tuesday & Thursday.


Extending the number, quality and accessability of Treble Cone's intermediate trails has been a focus over the last few seasons, including significant earthworks to improve the lay of the land. Modifications since 2012 have included; the NEW High Street extension offering an easier route back to the Home Basin, the NEW Side Saddle offering an additional intermediate groomed trail in the Saddle Basin and the re-alignment of Raffills Run, Saddle Back and Roller Roaster making accessing and utilising key trails easier for the progressing intermediate rider.

Intermediate Trails at Treble Cone

1. Roller Coaster Regularly A short intro to blue run which starts and finishes on the safety of the now familiar Easy Rider. Roller Coaster is a moderate pitch and a great way to find out if you're ready for more blue terrain.
2. Main Street Nightly A long and wide blue trail running the full length of the Home Basin. Main Street has a mix of pitches and options on many of the legs to head back towards green terrain.
3. Pete's Treat Nightly Accessed via the Saddle Track or Raffills Run, Pete's Treat is a gentle blue run. For an easy option to explore Pete's Treat, try the Saddle Track / High Street return that will loop you around the Saddle Basin without having to negotiate the steeper runs.
4. High Street Nightly Used as an access trail to the Saddle Basin or return trail to the Home Basin, High street starts off wide before narrowing into a cat track style path starting at the first entrance to Saddle Back. 
5. Raffills Run Nightly An iconic run with an incredible view. Raffills Run has a moderate and consistent pitch from start to finish. As an introduction into the Saddle Basin, this is as good as it gets.
6. Side Saddle Regularly A new addition in 2015, Side Saddle holds some of the driest snow on the mountain, offering chalky turns days after the last snowfall. The pitch of Side Saddle is moderate, with the fall line tilting skiers right. 
7. South Ridge Regularly Side Saddle is one of the widest and gentlest run at Treble Cone, ending a short steeper section visible from the bottom of the Saddle Chairlift (look far left from the lift load). If the last pitch looks achievable, you will love the rest of this run.
8. Saddle Back Regularly Saddle Back is quickly becoming the most utilised groomed trail because of its super wide face running straight down the middle of the Saddle Basin. Perfect to let your now competent skills go a little as you cruise the freshly laid corduroy.


Treble Cone has become a 'bucket list' mountain for the advanced to expert skier and snowboarder with a reputation as New Zealand's best freeride mountain. Treble Cone is the largest ski area on New Zealand's South Island and is stacked with long groomed runs, wide open powder bowls, technical gullies and chutes and natural jumps and drops.

Matukituki Basin by Thomas Lloyd(Ollie Hunt skiing the Matukituki Basin - Photo: Thomas Lloyd)

Put Treble Cone on your 'bucket list' this winter and explore New Zealand's freeride mecca.


As the  South Island of New Zealand's largest ski area, Treble Cone has a vertical rise of 700m spread across four large basins. Known for its long and uncrowded groomed runs, playful off-piste terrain and consistent snow depth in the Saddle Basin, Treble Cone has cemented its reputation as New Zealand's freeride capital. 

Advanced Trails at Treble Cone

1. Camel Regularly Short and sharp. Camel is one of the steeper consistently groomed runs, offering on-piste terrain to challenge your skills.
2. Big Skite Regularly Often closed to public for race training, Big Skite is the steepest regularly groomed terrain at Treble Cone, offering two long step faces joint together by a natural roll in the middle of the run. 
3. Bullet Regularly A groomed natural half pipe with a moderate pitch from start to finish. If you score Bullet with dry and chalky snow, it is a guaranteed favorite.
4. Gun Barrel Off-Piste A gentle pitch with step walls on either side making for a playful natural half pipe. A great off-piste option in the Home Basin weather challenges riding in the Saddle Basin.
5. Shooter/Super Pipe Off-Piste A similar set up to Gun Barrel with a slightly steeper pitch. Both pipes have endless amounts of jumps and drops creating a natural terrain park.
6. Cloud Nine Sometimes A local favorite with two open faces connected by a few natural features including some rolling terrain and rocky areas. Cloud Nine is the go to for big turns on a powder day.
7. Powder Bowl Off-Piste A wide and varied bowl offering everything from open faces to natural gullies. Powder Bowl is the off-piste of choice in the Home Basin.
8. Matukituki Basin Off-Piste Saddle Back is quickly becoming the most utilised groomed trail because of its super wide face running straight down the middle of the Saddle Basin. Perfect to let your now competent skills go a little as you cruise the freshly laid corduroy.
9. Summit Slopes Off-Piste An iconic right of passage for all advanced skiers. The Summit Slopes is a short (10 - 15 minute) hike above the Saddle Basin that will reward your efforts with the best views and often best snow on a mountain known for its views and snow quality.
10. Mine Shaft/Payback Off-Piste Located directly under the Saddle Basin chairlift, Mine Shaft, Drop Off and Payback offers steep and often narrow terrain with some medium to big drop options if you are wanting to show off a little.
11. Upper Gun Barrel  Off-Piste Often the last to get tracked on a powder day, Upper Gun Barrel provides an off-piste return to the Home Basin or a less travelled way to lap the Saddle Basin. Upper Gun Barrel is steep gully with open walls on either side.
12. Motatapu Basin Off-Piste The home of big mountain terrain within a patrolled, inbound environment. The Motatapu Chutes is expert only terrain with a combination of step and narrow chutes and step and a little less narrow chutes. Whilst it is possible to traverse out of the Motatapu Chutes, a 5 - 20 minute hike is more likely.

Wanting to explore the Chutes? Grab a mountain guide from Snow Sports to help navigate the most appropriate path for your skill level