We arrived at Treble Cone nice and early to a beautiful blue sky and low winds. The latest snow fell 2 days before we got there, but cold temps kept the snow nice and wintery all over the mountain. The summit was still holding some heavy pow (blower pow for Tahoe standards) and Saddle Basin was covered in soft, chalky snow. There were also many pockets of smooth, wind blown snow in the many gullies all over Treble Cone.
The best runs of the day were off of the summit and down the chutes in Motatapu Basin. Temps started warming up in the afternoon and there was some soft, springy snow down in Home Basin. The mountain as a whole has a lot of fun gullies to air into and out of and has no shortage of fun, off-piste terrain.
Out of the four ski areas in Queenstown/Wanaka, Treble Cone definitely has the largest and most challenging terrain. There’s a tiny learner’s area at the base; beginners might be better suited elsewhere. One thing that everyone can enjoy here are the views. From the parking lot to the summit, you can get amazing views of Lake Wanaka on a clear day. Overall, this is a great mountain for hard chargers and people who like to ski big lines.