Exploring Central Otago
Central Otago – affectionately known as ‘Central’ – is home to welcoming rural outposts where you can enjoy the famous southern hospitality in ...
With 550ha of terrain, Treble Cone is the largest ski area in the South Island, boasting plenty of fun for all levels of skiers and snowboarders.
The field has become famous for its long, uncrowded groomed slopes (the longest is a whopping 4kms), legendary off-piste terrain, and the unrivalled views over Lake Wanaka and the Southern Alps that can be appreciated from any point on the mountain.
First-time skiers and snowboarders can try the free dedicated beginner surface lifts and terrain located conveniently next to the Base Lodge. Treble Cone offers a Snow Sports School and complete beginner skier packages, and its gentle and uncrowded beginner facilities are designed to ensure learner skiers can progress to more challenging terrain. For the more adventurous, the Saddle Basin provides a winter playground not to be missed, as well as access to some of New Zealand’s most magical backcountry skiing.
The closest ski area to Wanaka, Treble Cone is also only a 90-minute scenic drive or shuttle from Queenstown. Wanaka offers a wide range of accommodation just 29km from the field, with the slopes within a pleasant 35-minute drive along the shores of scenic Lake Wanaka. A café and bar, retail shop, childcare centre and medical facilities are all on offer on-mountain.