Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Snowfalls Reset Treble Cone Snow Season


11 August 2014

The South Island’s largest ski area Treble Cone (Wanaka, New Zealand) has received 1.5m of new snow over the last 10 days which has reset what had started as a lean snow season into fantastic winter powder conditions for skiers and snowboarders at Treble Cone.

Following regular snowfalls over the last 10 days, which have seen 1.5m of new snow fall at the top of the Home Basin which is measured at 1760m, and even more new snow fall at the top of the Saddle Basin at 1960m, Treble Cone’s winter has well and truly kicked in.

Guests who’ve travelled both domestically and internationally, including an increasing number of Australian visitors, Wanaka locals, and Treble Cone staff are all ecstatic to see the mountain’s snow offering return to full winter conditions, and visitation surge.

The snow depth at the top of the Saddle Basin, where the majority of Treble Cone’s intermediate and advanced terrain is located is now 270cm deep.

‘Treble Cone has a reputation for some of the South Island’s most reliable natural snow, and best powder, and it’s fantastic to see the mountain once again delivering on that reputation and offering fantastic skiing and snowboarding’ Jackie van der Voort, General Manager.

Following an overnight snowfall of 20cm at the top of the Home Basin, and 25cm of new snow at the top of the Saddle Basin, the mountain is looking great for the coming weeks.

Additionally cold temperatures have created for great snowmaking conditions across the lower Home Basin trails over the last week, ensuring the skiing is top-to-bottom.

There’s more snow in the forecast for Treble Cone over the next three days.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines



Wellington.Scoop: Serco – First The Prisons, And Now It Wants To Run The Trains

As the government continues its inquiry into Serco’s discredited administration of Mt Eden prison in Auckland, here in Wellington there’s further scrutiny of the British outsourcing company – because it’s competing to take over the running of our commuter trains. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The TPP Countdown, And Mary Margaret O’Hara

To date, the Key government has been unwilling to share any information about this TPP deal until it is too late for outraged public opinion to affect the outcome... the disclosure process is likely to consist of a similarly skewed and careful exercise in spin. More>>


Australia Deportations: English Relaxed On Immigration Centre Conditions

Labour's Annette King: “There have been numerous reports from inside these detention centres on just how bad conditions are... If they were being held in any other foreign jail, I imagine Mr English would be somewhat concerned. More>>


Schools: Achievement-Based Funding Would Be A Disaster

The Education Minister’s speech to the PPTA Conference raising the spectre of achievement data driving a new funding system would be disastrous, says NZEI Te Riu Roa. More>>

  • Video Out-Link - PPTA Annual Conference 2015 on Livestream (Q+A dicussion suggests funding would be directed to less successful schools.)

  • ALSO:

    ECE Report:

    Key In NY: Prime Minister Addresses United Nations

    Prime Minister John Key has addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York, focusing on a call for action in Syria and on other conflicts, reform of the veto process and on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. More>>.


    Gordon Campbell: On The Lack Of Accountability Over Philip Smith

    In New Zealand, accountability is an exotic creature rarely glimpsed at ministerial level, or among senior management. The flight to Rio by the paedophile /murderer Philip John Smith/Traynor is no exception. More>>


    More On Corrections

    Get More From Scoop



    Search Scoop  
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news