Treble Cone ranked as top New Zealand/Australian ski area

Posted By: The Ski Channel on May 26, 2011 6:09 pm

LAKE WANAKA, New Zealand – Treble Cone, near Lake Wanaka, has ranked first in a survey out today by Australian magazine, Your Money, to find the best value ski area throughout Australia and New Zealand.

“Treble Cone stood out as a top performer for quality of skiing, annual snow fall and the diversity and nature of the terrain,” said Lisa Narroway of Your Money Magazine.

After comparing 11 major resorts including packages and prices for peak season dates in July and August in New Zealand and Australia, each resort was given a score based on key attributes for what consumers look for when planning a trip. Included were the cost of travel and accommodation, equipment hire, lift passes and quality of snow and terrain.

“With the Australian dollar so strong, New Zealand is a very affordable choice for Australians this winter,” said Nigel Kerr, Treble Cone marketing manager. “All New Zealand ski areas did well in the Your Money Magazine survey but the fact Treble Cone came out top shows how important space, personal service and big vertical are when people evaluate a skiing experience. Combine this with New Zealand’s most diverse freeride terrain and that unforgettable view, and you can see the appeal!”

Treble Cone is scheduled to open on 23 June for the 2011 season. For further information, please visit