Treble Cone, New Zealand’s South Island’s largest ski resort, will be opening for the season on Saturday.
They will be opening with 65cms (26″) of fresh snow up top and 25cms of (10″) new snow at the base.
Treble Cone has sent ski instructors up on the hill to boot pack the snow and make sure it stays.
Opening Day Operations:
- Home Basin will have a few runs open
- Saddle Basin should open by noon after control work
- Free champagne at 11:30am in the plaza
- Music by Evan North at 12:00pm
- Restaurants open: The Cheeky Kea, Triple Treat and Allpress Altitude Espresso and Pizzeria will all be operating from 9am to 4pm
- Rentals and The Shop will be open 8:30am-5pm
TREBLE CONE PRESS RELEASE:
Opening Day has arrived at Treble Cone. Due to the recent storm coming through, plus some terrific snowmaking, the Home Basin, Nice ‘n’ Easy Platter and Magic Carpet area will all open to the public this Saturday, 16th July.
This past storm has gifted the Upper Home Basin with 65 cm of fresh snow and 25 cm at the base building. These two fronts have allowed us to open up runs in the Home Basin as of Saturday. Due to forecasted winds the Saddle Basin will be on hold till control work is complete. As soon as this is done we will notify our customers, this could be potentially as soon as Saturday midday.
“We are all working around the clock to have the complete mountain open for our customers to enjoy, and when temperatures allow will carry on making snow to add to what we have. We have had the Treble Cone Snow Sports School and TCRA (Treble Cone Racing Academy) boot packing today which was an amazing sight. 60 people packing down the dry snow manually. This process means we have a solid base for the coming season but involves, as you can imagine a lot of man power.” said Jackie van der Voort, Treble Cone CEO.
Opening day will be toasted with a free glass of Amisfield Bubbles held in the Plaza at 11:30am. Plus enjoy the sounds of Evan North, Treble Cone’s 2016 resident musician, who will be playing at noon.
“Everyone is really excited about opening tomorrow. There is a definite buzz in the air, ever since that storm that came through. This weekend will see everything else kick into gear – Snow Sports School, Rentals, all our On-Mountain Cafes and Retail Shop will all be open,” added Jackie.
The highly qualified instructors of our Snow Sports School will be providing all Snow Sport packages, including First Time and Beginners Packages plus Group and Private Lessons. These will run between 10:30am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm – 3:30pm.
The Cheeky Kea, Triple Treat and Allpress Altitude Espresso and Pizzeria will all be operating from 9am to 4pm with our full delicious menu to fill your hunger after hitting the slopes. Rentals and The Shop at Treble Cone will also be opening for guests to get their snow sport accessories and souvenirs. The Town Office will continue to operate between 8:30am – 5pm.
The Treble Cone team of patrol, snow makers and groomers are continuing to work hard to get the rest of the mountain ready. The TC team will advise customers on the status of the rest of the mountain and any updates via the TC website, social media and local media.