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Still deciding when to take your ski holiday to Treble Cone, Wanaka? Here is your insider’s guide to the best days to shred – weather, snow conditions, events and hype.
June/July is an exciting month, much anticipated in the local community. Getting on the first chairlift of the season is recognised as a badge of honour, carried around for the season. And with some fantastic early snowfall in recent years, first chairlift can also mean first tracks over at the Saddle Basin.
The school holidays create a hive of activity in the Snow Sport School. Throughout, there’s plenty of games to play, the Jazz Kids Terrain Trail to explore, an ice carving competition to judge, TC Cat’s birthday to celebrate and lots of on snow progression to be had. Treble Cone also hosts some race and freeride camps running for 5 days each over the two weeks of the New Zealand school holidays.
With August comes colder temperatures and some of the best skiing winter has to offer. Although you can never predict what Mother Nature will dish out, one thing is for sure, you can always count on a few killer storms with the odd powder day thrown in for good measure. If you enjoy spectating there is also some international and local kids ski racing, the Export 33 Banked Slalom, the World Heli-Challenge and the University Snow Games to keep you entertained.
September is the month for fun in the sun, so if you’re more of a fair weather skier or just love the spring snow, then September is the month for you. It is the time to enjoy a day of riding with the slopes to yourself and finish with an après beer on Treble Cone’s Sun Deck overlooking Lake Wanaka and the Southern Alps.
A majority of the local events happen in September and are always colourful to watch and even better to enter. For the big kids, Triple Comp is a multi-skilled event and brings out the best local skiers and snowboarders. For the wee kids, the Mini Mountain follows a similar format with a more impressive mountain to rider size ratio. If you want to enjoy one of the best retro dress up parties of all time, then don't miss Closing Day. It's like going back to the 80's and one of the great traditions Treble Cone has to offer.
For more info check out www.treblecone.com. We look forward to seeing you on the mountain this winter.
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