Wanaka claims best snow conditions in Australasia


A Wanaka skifield is claiming the best skiing conditions in Australasia with just over a week of its season remaining.

Treble Cone, which closes next Sunday, boasts a snow depth of more than three metres in some sections.

Marketing manager Nick Noble says: “The Saddle Basin at Treble Cone has the best snow cover in the Southern Lakes region.

“It’s quite possibly the best skiing and boarding currently in New Zealand and Australia with its snow depth as measured at Tim’s Table (1960m) currently over three metres deep.

“There’s wall-to-wall skiing and boarding both on and off-piste.”

The Home Basin trails including Main Street and Roller Coaster (intermediate), Easy Rider and the Platter (beginner), Camel and Big Skite (advanced) are all skiing well and groomed nightly.

The snow cover includes a mix of dry snow in the gullies, great spring groomed snow which is firm early and softens throughout the day on trails, and off-piste the snow has been releasing into cream mid to late morning.

The Jazz Intermediate Park is open including a couple of kickers followed by a number of fun-boxes.