5 Reasons To Visit The Snow This Winter

With lots of snow expected to fall over the next few weeks, now is the best time to pack your bags and head to Perisher or Thredbo over the weekend. There are a bunch of activities for kids, parents and everyone in between!

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Tube Town

If you’re heading down to Perisher with the entire family, Tube Town is the place to be. The specially groomed lanes allow participants of all ages to enjoy the slopes, plus catch a purpose built lift back up! Ideal for first-time skiers or those who want to enjoy a relaxed environment.

5 Reasons To Visit The Snow This Winter

Wombat World

Bring the kids for their first taste of the snow to Wombat World at Perisher where they can learn the ropes. They can practice techniques such as freestyle, small jumps and get used to the snow.

5 Reasons To Visit The Snow This Winter

Apres Ski

It’s not all about skiing and enjoying the physical side of your weekend away! Indulge in one of the many restaurants, bars and cafes at Thredbo. Treat yourself to a pampering massage or facial after a long day of snow sports.

5 Reasons To Visit The Snow This Winter

Perisher Night Skiing

Enjoy Perishers night skiing activities which will allow you to see the stars. The slopes are open from 6:30pm-9:00pm where a chairlift will transport you directly to the top of Front Valley.

5 Reasons To Visit The Snow This Winter

Thredbo Leisure Centre

Relax and take it easy at Thredbo Leisure Centre which is filled with countless activities for the entire family. Go to the gym, take a dip in the heated indoor pool (with a water slide), or play a game of basketball. It’ll be a nice change from the chilly weather outside!

5 Reasons To Visit The Snow This Winter

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August 7, 2015

Extremely Good Skiing

Extremely good skiing

Extreme skiing at Treble Cone
If you’ve been skiing since you could stand up, head to Wanaka on the South Island of New Zealand for a real challenge. Treble Cone offers unsurpassed skiing and snowboarding for intermediate and advanced snow bunnies. The rugged mountain offers a total of around 550 hectares of skiable terrain. And it is this terrain, dotted with steep ridges and valleys, that endears Treble Cone to visitors and locals alike. That and the abundance of powder that the 2000-metre peak seems to attract like a magnet.

Girls in the Park

Treble Cone has something of a reputation amongst the international ski community as an extreme place to ski. But it?s not just a boy thing. Girls kick some serious ass on Treble Cone too. The inaugural Girls in the Park event showcased the talent of some of the areas hottest female boarders, who give their male counterparts a run for their money. Lessons, group or individual, are a specialty on Treble Cone, with some excellent multi-day options available to newbies.

Mt Aspiring

And if you are new to it all, take advantage of the free guided tour operating twice daily, where one of the friendly TC staff will take you up in the 6-seat chair lift and give you a good look at the terrain. From here the view back down over the lakes is spectacular and well worth the trip, especially for those who prefer apres-ski activites than actually shjuzzing down the mountain.

Treble Cone Cafe and Bar

And speaking of which, TC has a lush wine bar where, on a clear day, you can take in the stunning vista back over Lake Wanaka while sipping some local wines. Divine. There?s even an outdoor fireplace, positioned on a massive sundeck – the perfect place to get defrosted after an afternoon on the slopes. You can feast your eyes on the amazing sights ? both the landscape and the locals, and if you?re a bit peckish, eat your fill of wholesome snacks from the new caf?. Choose from warming casseroles, pasta bakes and yummy desserts. A Lunch Combo (NZ$25) gets you a scenic ride on the 6-seater chairlift, a Mountain Meal and a glass of beer or wine. If coffee is your thing, don?t miss the Ritual Coffee Caravan at the top of the mountain, surely the most unique coffee cart on earth!

Treble Cone is about 22 Km from Wanaka and just over 90km from Queenstown. Access to the mountain is along a gravel road that winds, quite perilously, for around 7kms. 4-Wheel drives are par for the course in this part of town, and with roads like this, it?s no surprise.


September 9, 2003