Treble Cone Facilities & Services

Treble Cone Facilities & Services

Most of the resort services and facilities at Treble Cone are situated within one large building at the base area of Home Basin. The upstairs area includes a café and small retail shop. The downstairs component includes lift ticket purchases, rental equipment, ski school and a medical centre. The only toilet facilities are at the base, so if you’re skiing at the Saddle Basin it’s a bit of a trek back.

Treble Cone Ski Hire and Snowboard Rental

The costs of Treble Cone ski hire and snowboard hire are pretty consistent with other large commercial NZ ski resorts. And as with other resorts, the costs per day are less the more days you rent.

Treble Cone equipment rentals are more expensive than Wanaka ski hire, but has the advantage of not having to transport your equipment up the hill, and the ability to change your equipment as required or desired. In case you want to use the equipment at another mountain, you can return it to a depot in Wanaka rather than taking it back to Treble Cone.

Eating On Mountain

The Treble Cone caféteria sells a range of meals including the usual pies and chips, soups, hot mains, sandwiches, wraps, sushi and sweeties including yummy slices. For a resort cafeteria, the food is pretty good and the prices are very reasonable. The only limitation is that the day lodge space is inadequate on busy days and the resort doesn’t discourage brown baggers from spreading their chilly bins and bags across half the area (whilst they’re out skiing)!

There is a lovely sundeck outside that overlooks the action on the slopes and there’s a big outdoor fire to warm your butt. Keas sometimes make the deck their home, so keep an eye on your food and your gloves!

Treble Cone has a bar within the cafeteria that sells coffee and alcoholic bevies.

There is now a new “cafeteria” near the top of the 6-pack chair lift. It’s fashioned out of a couple of shipping containers, and there are various tables and deck chairs where you can lounge and take in the magnificent views. The High Altitude Café serves coffee, other beverages and pizzas, although you might have to wait a while for the latter.

Facilities for Children

TC does not offer child care for the full day and there is no child care for babies and infants. The Kitty Kat Club offers supervised indoor play for children aged 3-5 but this is for a maximum of 2 hours (or 3 hours if a private ski lesson is included). Spaces can be limited and child care is offered on a first come first served basis.

Treble Cone Ski School

Kids ski school (ages 3-15) starts from the age of 3 for skiing, and from the age of 6 for snowboarding. Treble Cone runs a full day program (if you call 5 hours a full day). The program includes supervision over the one hour lunch break, and they also provide early morning supervision before the class starts. These programs are pretty good value.

First timer packages that include equipment rental, lift pass and a lesson are reasonably priced.

Standard adult 2 hour group lessons are provided for skiing or snowboarding, as are private lessons. Treblecone also has a range of specialised programs.
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