Treble Cone

Treble Cone is the largest ski area in the South Island with the longest vertical rise in the Southern Lakes (705 metres), longest groomed intermediate runs (4 kilometres) and spectacular views over Lake Wanaka and Mount Aspiring. Treble Cone is renowned for its awesome powder days and for being a great playground for experts.

When it comes to ski terrain, bigger is better and Treble Cone’s sure got that covered. Treble Cone is the largest ski area in the South Island with 45 percent of the ski terrain rated as advanced or expert. Treble Cone Ski Resort also has the highest proportion of black runs in New Zealand (equal with Craigieburn club field). Intermediate riders also love Treble Cone Ski Resort for its steep leg-burning groomers. Only 10 percent of the resort is dedicated to beginners, so it's probably not the resort to head to if you’re just starting out – perhaps if it’s your first trip, ski Treble Cone on your last day. To reach Treble Cone, fly into Queenstown or Christchurch then overland to Wanaka.

Snow Report

There are 7 different terrains to choose from when you hit the snow in Treble Cone, 2 of which are especially set up for kids and beginners. Treble Cone is a great place to find your snow feet from June to October each year, with 4 huge lifts, plenty of chain-free road access to get there, and awesome conditions throughout the season. You can check out the latest conditions on the snow cam right here.


Like most NZ resorts, Treble Cone ski resort doesn’t offer on-mountain accommodation. Wanaka is the closest place to stay – around a 30-minute drive. More than just convenience though, Wanaka is also beautiful, with a stunning location on the shores of Lake Wanaka, and affordable thanks to a range of budget-friendly accommodation as well as more luxurious options. While it’s not as close (about a 90-minute drive away), Queenstown is still a favourite thanks to its wicked nightlife and access to sweet adventure activities like bungy jumping. Accommodation options are also plentiful here too with everything from hostels to hotels, motels, apartments, B&Bs and lodges - let Student Flights help you find the best deal with a ski holiday package today.

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