For all Treble Cone users

Terms & Conditions

In these Terms and Conditions, the below terms have the following meanings:

"we", “us” and "our" refers to Treble Cone Investments Limited. "you" refers to any person entering the Treble Cone ski area (which includes any access road) and includes any person or member of a family issued with a pass. "pass" means any pass that allow access to the Treble Cone ski area (including any Season Pass, Lift Pass and Multi Day Pass).

If you enter the Treble Cone ski area (which includes any access road) or purchase:

A pass, you will be deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions. A season pass, you will be deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions and the Additional Terms for Season Passes (below). Any Treble Cone Snow Sports Product, you will be deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions and the Additional Terms for Treble Cone Snow Sports Products (below). 

  1. All users of Treble Cone ski area must at all times have a valid pass when accessing the lift facilities.
  2. Photo identification will be required when picking up your passes, being issued a replacement pass or updating your photo. Children (up to 17 years) must have their photos updated annually.
  3. Passes are deemed to be personal to the original purchaser/user as named on that card. Your photo will be recorded against that pass and will be used to confirm your validity to use our lift facilities.
  4. All passes are non-transferable, non-resalable and are for your personal use only.
  5. If you attempt to use our lift facilities without a valid pass, or someone else is found using your pass without its loss or theft being recorded in our system, then you may be subject to one or more of the following sanctions (without prejudice to any other remedies we may have):
    - report to the Police for prosecution;
    - charged for a lift pass or passes to cover the fraudulent use;
    - issued with a Trespass notice preventing further access to Treble Cone ski area and/or all 
      Southern Lakes Ski areas;
    - we may cancel any passes you have been issued and decline to issue you other passes in the 
      future.
  6. You acknowledge and accept that you are liable for any misuse that occurs while your pass is not in your possession unless you have already reported your pass lost/stolen prior to the misuse occurring. In accordance with clause 5, you acknowledge and accept that we may cancel your pass if another person is caught using your pass prior to you reporting your pass as lost or stolen.
  7. We accept no responsibility for passes that are lost, stolen, damaged, forgotten or destroyed. All lost, forgotten or stolen passes must be reported to the ticket office immediately, please call 03 443 7443. An administration fee of $10 per replacement card will apply to replace any pass that is lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed. Your original pass card will be cancelled and is no longer valid. You must continue to use the replacement pass card for the duration of the season. All information including vertical metres will be transferred to your new card.
  8. All refunds or cancellations of any product are at our discretion (subject to any rights you have under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993). Passes will not be refunded due to weather, full or partial ski area closure or other operating contingencies affecting any lift, run, area or facility.
  9. The ski season length is subject to snow, weather and market conditions.  We operate in a mountain environment where conditions are subject to rapid change.  We give no warranty as to the length of the ski season, operating hours, number of lifts operating at any time or to the operation or otherwise of a lift, run, area or facility on any given day.  We reserve the right to close any lift, run, area or facility at any time for any reason.
  10. You agree to abide by all rules, regulations and directions set by us and the Snow Responsibility Code displayed within the Treble Cone ski area (together referred to as "Rules"). Any breach of the Rules or misconduct will result in the withdrawal, cancellation or suspension of the pass with no refund given. Misconduct includes, but is not limited to, disregard and breach of closed areas, excessive speeding in slow zones, reckless or dangerous skiing or riding, unsociable or aggressive behaviour or skiing or riding under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  11. All pass holders must abide by all signs and instructions when driving on ski area access roads. Failure to abide by signs and instructions or reckless and dangerous driving will result in cancellation or suspension of the pass with no refund.
  12. Snow equipment such as Snow Bikes, Snow Scooters and similar equipment are only permitted if they are not self-supporting (i.e.  must tip over if the person falls off them), must have and use safety strap, and not take up an extra seat on the chair lift.
  13. Tubing is not permitted anywhere at Treble Cone.  Smaller plastic play toboggans are only permitted on the snowplay and magic carpet leaner’s slope depending on snow conditions.
  14. Paragliders-can take off along the Matukituki ridgeline, but must not fly over, nor land within the ski area boundary.   If taking off outside the saddle area, they must be far enough along Towers Ridge to be past the Motatapu Chutes area.
  15. Due to NZ Civil Aviation laws and DOC regulations Treble Cone does not permit the use of drones anywhere within the ski area boundary. Commercial film production must apply for special consent, please see our media page for more information on the application process and legal requirements.
  16. Snow sports, including skiing and snowboarding, and utilising road access to alpine areas to undertake such activities are all potentially hazardous. In recognition of the inherent risks associated you agree that you use and access the Treble Cone ski area with the knowledge and appreciation of those risks. Whilst we have taken all practicable steps to, where possible, identify and mitigate hazards and obstacles within the Treble Cone ski area (marked and unmarked, natural and manmade) and road access to it you accept that the risk of personal injury and property loss or damage may result from your use of this facility.
  17. Passes cannot be used for commercial purposes without our permission.
  18. You must not use our facilities for instructing, guiding or demonstrating skiing, snowboarding, other snow-sports or equipment without our permission or take still or video footage for demonstration, instruction or coaching purposes within the licensed area of Treble Cone ski area (regardless of whether there is a fee paid or not).
    Exceptions are made if you are teaching direct family members and you are not a qualified instructor (e.g. father and son).
  19. A pass does not entitle you to receive any ski or snowboard instruction.
  20. Any breach of these terms, or other terms that apply to you, may result in the withdrawal and cancellation of your pass and all associated privileges (without prejudice to any other remedies we may have) and removal from the Treble Cone ski area.
  21. All prices that we quote for our passes and products are in New Zealand dollars, valid at time of printing but subject to change without notice. Rates include GST. 

Definitions for Lift, Multi Day, Rental and Snow Sports Products are below

(Season Pass definitions may vary.  Please check our Additional Terms for Season Pass Purchases)

  1. Adult is defined as aged 18-64 years.
  2. Senior is defined as aged 65-74 years.
  3. Child is defined as aged 6-17 years or still attending secondary school.
  4. Seniors aged 75 years or over are entitled to free skiing at Treble Cone. A card fee will apply.
  5. Children aged 5 or under are entitled to free skiing at Treble Cone. A card fee will apply.
  6. Family comprises 2 parents & 2 children (aged 6-17yrs) immediate family only; children must still be attending school. (We use a different definition for family season’s passes).
  7. Student means a campus based student "studying full time" with an Australasian tertiary institution. We define "studying full time" as a minimum of 25 hours per week for the duration of the course (minimum of 32 weeks in a calendar year). Current photo ID in English with a valid expiry date issued from the Australasian tertiary institution and an original letter from that institution confirming full time study status must be shown. ISIC cards are not accepted.

We reserve the right to request proof of age or eligibility at any time.

ADDITIONAL TERMS FOR SEASON PASS PURCHASES

In these Terms and Conditions, the below terms have the following meanings:

"we" or “us” refers to Treble Cone Investments Ltd. "you" refers to the person or member of a family issued with a pass. "season pass" means any pass that allows unlimited multi day access to the Treble Cone ski area in the season of issue. 

  1. All ages for season pass purchases are taken as at 1 June 2018
  2. Treble Cone ski area lift access and any benefits associated with a season pass are not valid until full payment is made for that season pass.
  3. When you apply for a season pass you will have a photo taken upon collection of your RFID card. Children (up to 17 years) must have their photos updated annually.
  4. A Family Season Pass is available to families comprised of:

    (a) two adults who live together and are either married to each other or in a relationship in the nature of marriage ("two adults");
           and
    (b) their children aged 17 or under or still attending secondary school. All of the children must reside with the two adults and one or both of the adults must be the legal guardian of each of the children.

    When you apply for a Family Season Pass you must provide proof (acceptable to us) of the required relationships. Such proof may include birth or marriage certificates, guardianship or adoption orders, utilities bills, etc.

    If it is discovered that your Family Season Pass was obtained as the result of false information in your application the Family Season Pass will be revoked and no refund given.
  5. Subject to any rights you may have under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 there will be no refunds on season passes except in the following cases:

    (a) We will provide you with a full refund of the cost of your season pass if the ski area does not open for the season that your pass is valid for. There is no refund in the event of a delay to our planned opening date, which is weather and snow dependent. 

    (b) We may provide you with a partial refund of the cost of your unlimited season pass if you 
    suffer an injury or other medical condition that severely limits your ability to use the pass. To apply for a refund you must submit a written application to us with supporting medical certificate.

    (c) Refund applications will not be accepted more than 4 weeks after the pass holder's first day on snow. Any refund will be calculated based on the number of days used (if any) from the pass holder's first day on snow until the date the refund application is made as follows:

    Number of days used - Maximum refund
    6 days or less - 50% refund
    7 to 9 days - 40% refund
    10 to 12 days - 30% refund
    More than 13 days - no refund
         
    (d)  We may provide you with a partial refund of the cost of your Family Season Pass if a person named on that pass suffers an injury or other medical condition that severely limits their ability to use their entitlement to the Family Season Pass. To apply for a refund you must 
    submit a written application to us with supporting medical certificate. Refund applications 
    will not be accepted more than 4 weeks after the pass holder's first day on snow. Any 
    refund will be calculated based on the number of days used (if any) from that person first 
    day on snow until the date the refund application is made as follows:

    Number of days used - Maximum refund
    6 days or less - 12.5% refund
    7 to 9 days - 10% refund
    10 to 12 days - 7.5% refund
    More than 13 days - no refund

    Any refund under a Family Season Pass will be made to the ‘Head of Household’, being the 
    adult who made the purchase on behalf of the family.

    The "number of used days" is determined by the scan history of the pass.
  6. Notwithstanding anything contained in paragraph 10:
    (a) there will be no refunds after 15 September annually irrespective of pass use.
    (b) all refunds under clause 10(b), (c) and (d) are at our sole discretion and our interpretation of paragraph 10 is final.

ADDITIONAL TERMS FOR SNOW SPORTS PRODUCT PURCHASES

In these Terms and Conditions, the below terms have the following meanings:

"Group Lesson" means a standard Treble Cone Snow Sports School group lesson (including any group lesson included as part of a lift pass and equipment "First Timer" package or similar). "Private Lesson" means a standard Treble Cone Snow Sports School private lesson. "Specialised Programme" means any Treble Cone Snow Sports School product that is not a Group Lesson or Private Lesson. Specialised programmes include, but are not limited to, race and freeride programmes and camps offered by Treble Cone Snow Sports School. Specialised programmes do not include any product that is not provided by Treble Cone Snow Sports School (e.g. The Rookie Academy, Certificate in Ski Patrol, etc). "Snow Sports School Products" means any Group Lesson, Private Lesson and Specialised Programme.

  1. For Group Lessons there are a minimum number of 2 people required per lesson. All Group Lessons (except adult First Timer and children Group Lessons) will be shortened to 1hr if minimum numbers are not met.
  2. There are a maximum number of:
    (a) 5 children in a children First Timer or beginner Group Lesson; and
    (b) 8 adults in any adult Group Lesson.
  3. To gain any multi-lesson discount, Group or Private Lessons must be purchased in a single transaction.
  4. All Snow Sports School Products:
    (a) must be fully paid in advance.
    (b) are non-transferable or resalable and must be used by the same named guest throughout 
    the season (including any multi packs of Group or Private Lessons).
    (c) can only be used in the season they were purchased. There are no refunds for any Snow 
    Sports School Products, vouchers and multi lesson vouchers that are not used in the season 
    they were purchased.
    (d) may be held in all weather conditions when any part of the ski area is open.
  5. All sundry vouchers that are issued along with your TC pass (i.e. Snow Sports School Products tickets) can only be issued once and cannot be reprinted or reissued if lost or stolen.
  6. Subject to any rights you have under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 and except as provided in clause 10(a), all refunds or cancellations of any Snow Sports School Products are at our sole discretion. Snow Sports School Products will not be refunded due to weather, "no show", full or partial ski area closure or other operating contingencies affecting any lift, run, area or facility.
  7. Private Lessons:
    (a) must be booked in advance. We recommend you book well in advance of your preferred Private Lesson date to ensure availability.
    (b) are not confirmed until they have been paid in full. Such payment is non-refundable.
    (c) must be fully paid within 1 hour of the scheduled start time of the lesson otherwise the 
    booking will be removed.
  8. Private Lesson bookings can only be rescheduled with a minimum of 24 hours’ notice to us. We do not give any warranty that a booking will be available at your preferred rescheduled time. Private Lessons cannot be rescheduled in the event of a "no show" (including due to weather). Private Lessons can only be rescheduled to another date within the same season. Noting clause 6, any refund of a Private Lesson booking due to you being unable to attend such lesson or any rescheduled time is at our sole discretion.
  9. In the event that a Private Lesson is paid by way of a prepaid voucher, multi lesson product or similar ("Prepaid Voucher"), then such Prepaid Voucher is deemed to have been fully redeemed as at the date the booking is made for that Private Lesson (and not at the date of the Private Lesson). This is regardless of a "no show" (including due to weather), cancellation of the Private Lesson or failure to reschedule the Private Lesson in accordance with clause 8.
  10. Refunds on Specialised Programmes will be considered in the following cases:
    (a) We will provide you with a full refund of the cost of your Specialised Programme if Treble 
          Cone is unable to commence the programme in the season it was purchased.
    (b) We may provide you with a full refund of the cost of your Specialised Programme if Treble 
    Cone reschedules the programme and you are unable to attend. Proof of the inability to 
    attend will need to be supplied to allow us to consider the same (i.e. non changeable travel bookings).
    (c) We may provide you with a partial refund of the cost of your Specialised Programme if you 
    suffer an injury or other medical condition that severely limits your ability to attend the 
    programme, prior to the programme commencing. To apply for a refund you must submit a 
    written application to us with supporting medical certificate prior to the scheduled commencement date of the programme. Any refund will be calculated based on the 
    number of days from the date the refund application is made to the scheduled start date of the programme as follows:

    Number of days to the scheduled start date of the programme - Maximum refund
    5 days or less - No refund
    6 to 9 days - 25% refund
    10 to 14 days - 50% refund
    More than 15 days - 100% refund

    All booking changes and cancellations must be made by phoning +64 3 443 7443 or emailing [email protected]
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