Treble Cone, 20km from Wanaka, has more advanced slopes than any other NZ ski area, plus the advantage of a better lift system. There's a six-pack from the base and a quad serving the outer sector. In area, the ski field comes second only to the North Island fields. There are backcountry ski tours, the only ones out of a resort in NZ, offering powder runs in Treble's back bowls. Treble Cone is reached by a long and winding dirt track that adds to the excitement. The ski field offers stunning views across Lake Wanaka, with snowcapped Alpine-style peaks in the distance.
- Tourist office: +64 (0) 3443 1233