Treble Cone Backcountry Tour 1 day



Treble Cone backcountry offers a huge range of terrain from beginner to expert.

Very, very impressed

Graeme, Wanaka, New Zealand

Treble Cone Backcountry Day Tour:  "... hearing the snow crystals billowing up into your lap as we skied untracked powder.  Excellent way to experience a true alpine environment at such a reasonable cost.   Very very impresed, as usual.  Keep living the dream!"

More Information

There are several different areas we can access and your guide is an expert and choosing the right place for you.  From the gentle slopes of Towers Ridge to the intimidating Bold Rush Chutes there are runs for all abilities. 

If you are new to touring, our qualified guides will help you every step of the way. Click into some wide skis with ski-touring bindings and skins to be fitted for uphill travel.  Snowboarders can grab some snowshoes or a splitboard. Learn how to get to the snow beyond lift access, assess terrain and use avalanche transceivers.

We'd love to take you into the Treble Cone backcountry to explore some new terrain away from the lifts. Check out the tour details and contact us if you have any questions.

Available Dates

Trip 2017 Dates Status
  July Opening date for TC
  October Closing date for TC


Technical Difficulty

Participants do not need previous experience.  You will need to be an intermediate to strong skier/rider in off piste conditions.

Physical Difficulty

A moderate level of fitness is required.  Participants need to be able to travel up steep hills and be strong enough to handle variable conditions.

Price Details

Guide:Client Price
1:1 NZ $585*
1:2 NZ $315*
1:3-6 NZ $225*

* If you don't have a TC lift pass, we can arrange for a backcountry lift pass to be purchased for you ($40)

Full payment is due upon booking. Should TC be closed or we cancel your trip, we will refund you, or reschedule for the next day if possible.

What's Included
  • NZMGA qualified guide
  • avalanche transceiver & shovel/probe as required.



Itinerary / Trip Options (multi)

One Day Tour

We meet at 8:30am the morning of the trip at our office and finalize the plan for day.  We usually catch the last lift on the Saddle Chair at 3:30pm and are back in town just before 5:00pm.  If you are new to ski touring you can stop into our office the afternoon before your trip and we will make sure you have all the right gear.  Often people need to rent touring gear, we work with you and the rental shop to make sure you get the gear you need. 

Ski touring at Treble Cone offers the opportunity to end the day with an exciting run to the Blue Creek and with a short climb back up to the Saddle Chair lift, you get a lift out of the valley for your last run of the day.  We usually catch the last chair at 3:30pm getting us back to the base area just after 4pm.

NB : Please note that this itinerary is a sample only and the actual itinerary may vary at the discretion of your guide. Weather, conditions and personal ability and needs may make changes necessary or advantageous to the participants.


Equipment Details

This video provides practical demonstration of how alpine ski touring (AT) equipment works.

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