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Encyclopedia > Treble Cone
Treble Cone
Post season view of Treble Cone from Wanaka
Location:
Nearest city: Wanaka
Top elevation: 2088m
Base elevation: 1250m
Terrain parks: 1
Snowfall: 2.7m
Snowmaking: yes
Night skiing: no
Web site: [1]

Treble Cone is a commercial skifield near Wanaka, New Zealand Image File history File linksMetadata NewZealand071206_009. ... Wanaka is a town in the Central Otago region of the South Island of New Zealand. ... Wanaka is a town in the Central Otago region of the South Island of New Zealand. ... A terrain park is an outdoor area that contains jumps and half-pipes that allow snowboarders and skiers to do tricks. ... This page is about the form of precipitation. ... Snow cannon at Mölltaler Gletscher, Austria A snow cannon is a device used to produce snow artificially. ... A trail lighted at night for night skiing Night skiing is the sport of skiing or snowboarding after sundown, offered at many ski resorts and mountains. ... A ski area is a place where one goes to participate in the sports of skiing and snowboarding. ... Wanaka is a town in the Central Otago region of the South Island of New Zealand. ...


Treble Cone boasts the longest vertical rise in the Southern Lakes and spectacular views over Lake Wanaka and Mount Aspiring. Treble Cone has a strong loyal Kiwi, and now Australian following, with visitors coming back year after year for the stunning views and huge terrain. View of the southern end of Lake Wanaka, looking southeast. ... Mount Aspiring is in the South Island of New Zealand. ...


Fans of the field tend to be attracted there for the fairly steep and challenging terrain which they claim is some of the best in the country however recent initiatives ensure that intermediate and beginner skiers and boarders are fully catered to. Adding to the 2006 changes, the 2007 winter season finishes off three super wide groomed runs, providing more expansive beginner and intermediate groomed trails for skiers and boarders. The terrain park will also be back this year ensuring permanent terrain park features are available from early season.


Further web developments involve three new functions; an interactive trail map, an MVP player and an online travel planner.


New guided tours are to be offered for advanced skiers/riders out to the Motatapu Chutes and for intermediate skiers/riders to see the new smoothed out terrain. This adds to the Snow Sport guarantees from 2006 that offers a money back guarantee when learning to ski or ride.


Elevations

  • Base Buildings: 1250m
  • Top of Volkswagen 6 Seater Express: 1760m
  • Top of Saddle Quad Chairlift: 1960m
  • Summit: 2088m

Lifts

  • High Speed Detachable Six Seater Chairlift
  • Quad Chairlift
  • Platter Lift
  • Magic Carpet

Contents

Treble Cone Race Academy

MECNZ day lodge on the field

The Treble Cone Race Academy is renowned for being one of the top ski racing training grounds in the Southern Hemishphere. Coordinated by an internationally qualified coaching team, programs are designed to improve young athletes racing skills. With participation in many of New Zealand racers of all levels, this gives a great advantage to athletes from the Northern Hemisphere who come to Treble Cone to train. Treble Cone holds many races up to Continental Cup level, giving a home advantage to athletes training with the Treble Cone Race Academy. For more info. visit www.wanakaski.co.nz Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 499 pixelsFull resolution (1441 × 898 pixel, file size: 309 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Taken by Sam Heathfield (me), on 060510 at Treble Cone ski area, New Zealand File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 499 pixelsFull resolution (1441 × 898 pixel, file size: 309 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Taken by Sam Heathfield (me), on 060510 at Treble Cone ski area, New Zealand File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as... The Mountain Education Centre of New Zealand (MECNZ) is a division of Tai Poutini Polytechnic, located in Wanaka, New Zealand. ...


Summer Activities

In summer Treble Cone opens the six seater high speed chairlift for hiking and mountain biking. In 2007 this included hosting the first downhill event of the NZ Community Trust National Series in the weekend. 195 riders raced against the clock on the 2.5km downhill trail


Proposed Gondola

View from Treble Cone of Matukituki Valley floor
View from Treble Cone of Matukituki Valley floor

On Friday 14th July 2006, The Press ran a story[1] on Treble Cone Investments lodging resource consent applications regarding a proposed gondola from Cattle Flat (at the base of the skifield access road) to the skifield itself. The proposed gondola would travel 3.3km in under 11 minutes, and be capable of carrying 2000 people an hour. It would rise 945m. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2032x1354, 540 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Treble Cone Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2032x1354, 540 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Treble Cone Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... The Press is a daily newspaper in Christchurch, New Zealand, which circulates widely in the northern half of the South Island. ...


Talk of a gondola has been around for some time, but has been re-ignited recently due to the deaths of three young Australian skiers when they drove off the access road in 2004.[2] The access road is under regurlar criticism from patrons because of it's corrugations, steep inclince with tight switchbacks and lack of safety barriers. It also coincides with other objectives for the skifield, said Treble Cone director, Richard Hanson. A increase in ticket prices in 2006 seems to be to help the funding of the building project. On good days the field is always short of carparking, and cars may be parked up to a kilometre down the access road. Because of these reasons the gondola is a very popular proposal with locals except for the likelihood of more overcrowding at the resort.


It is expected the building process should take 10-months, with an opening at the start of the 2008 season at the earliest.


Season Pass Prices

Treble Cone has controversially raised its season pass prices for the 2007 season. A season pass is now NZ$2200 after 31st May, with “early bird” pre-season passes being NZ$1500. The early bird pass is a free upgrade from a 50 day season pass to a premium pass due to public and local community consultation. Many locals believe the Treble Cone season pass is the most expensive in the world. There have been many letters to newspapers[3] and a general upset towards Treble Cone. Treble Cone management has released media statements though time will tell if the damage has been done.


References

  1. ^ "Treble Cone eyes $20m gondola", The Press, 14th July, 2006. 
  2. ^ "Australians robbed of bright future in NZ crash", Fairfax, 19th July 2004. 
  3. ^ "TC refutes claims of over-pricing", The Wanaka Sun, 22nd February, 2006. 

External links

  • Official Treble Cone website
  • Lake Wanaka, NZ Homepage

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