Treble Cone Mountain checks in from New Zealand, preparing for an awesome winter

Posted By: The Ski Channel on March 25, 2010 5:39 am

If you’re having the blues thinking about the end of ski season in sight, flip your perspective upside down…literally! Remember that when our winter ends, the opposite end of the world’s begins. If you can’t handle life without snow in our summer months, just head somewhere like New Zealand. To whet your appetite, here’s Rosco Davies with an update from Treble Cone Mountain in NZ!


“As I write this it’s been a lot cooler up the mountain. A cold blast yesterday and another overnight and Wanaka is getting excited! No one’s walked past my office on their way to the Saddle but it can only be a matter of time.

More good news is coming through as we prepare for this winter. A site in the Main Basin has been identified for a permanent big air kicker, built to FIS (Federation International de Ski) specifications. The purpose built feature will compliment the natural freeride terrain Treble Cone is renowned for and provide a spectacular venue for international standard Big Air competition overlooking the famous Treble Cone view. Being located just under the day lodge within sight of the main six-seater express chairlift will allow all mountain-goers to enjoy the spectacle.

The goal is to have a consistent Big Air feature in the main basin. Should yield some great times and excellent photos immortalising that TC view all over again. It will also be used for competitions throughout this winter.

I have to note that with all this snow you should be thinking season passes if you haven’t already. Not only the Unlimited but also the 5 day and 10 day season passes. They only stay this price until Wednesday (31st March) so NOW is the time to get online at and get your passes organised.

A late but very popular call this year with the on line server was the introduction of a term payment option for Unlimited Adult and Family passes. It spreads payments over 3 months but can only be done on line and only with the early birds. T’s & C’s apply to this so check it out.

I’d better get on to finishing off the outdoor works and you get your passes sorted,
Rosco Davies”