Hidden Valley

Fiordland National Park

Treble Cone

This is an area that isnt on too often as it needs good snow coverage, but when it is its one the best

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
1.2 km
Ascent
2 m
Descent
525 m
Low Point
1.2 km
High Point
1.7 km
Gradient
38˚
Hidden Valley Map

Hidden Valley, as the name suggests, is not easy to find and is more one for the locals. Take the Home Basin chair and then the cat track to the Saddle. Just as you pass a small hut on your right you will see a gate at the start of a ridgeline. This is where your hike begins. To reach Hidden Valley you need to hike around 20 mins past an area called Sundance. You will reach the boundary fence which sits just past a natural saddle, Hidden Valley is to your left.

Description

The terrain in here is not too steep but is very undulating and really playful. There are lots of small features and hits and after a big snow it will hold the snow well. You finish on the access road to Treble Cone, so you will need to hitchhike back up, or walk for 15 mins.

The terrain is not steep, but is is a terrain trap, so be very careful and make sure your whole crew know how to use their avalanche safety equipment.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

July, August

Features

  • Walk Required

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