The snow at Treble Cone has been off the charts lately. It’s snowed about 10cm every day for the last week but visibility remained poor until Saturday when the clouds parted and it was a glorious bluebird.
The snow has been incredibly light and fluffy – genuine powder which is unusual for New Zealand. All terrain is open at Treble Cone including many areas that didn’t open at all last season. The best skiing on the mountain is undoubtedly the Motutapu Chutes. The snow in there is bottomless and remains largely unaffected by sun or wind.
The Summit is also skiing well with bottomless snow although it is a little more wind blown. Matukituki Basin is the place to be to avoid the crowds and soak up amazing views, the cat track out is an adventure so be ready to doge a few rock patches there.
Sundance is also now open and ready to be explored. It really is a must do.It takes you all the way from the bottom of Raffils run down to the car park. The snow there is a little more sun affected and watch out for fun tussock patches.
Cold temperatures are forecast for TC all week so the snow should remain in good condition.