Matukituki Basin

Fiordland National Park

Treble Cone

Another bowl in the Home Basin offering incredible views and great terrain.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
1.5 km
Ascent
8 m
Descent
384 m
Low Point
1.4 km
High Point
1.8 km
Gradient
42˚
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Description

The Matukituki Basin is another gem. It has very playful terrain and stunning views up the Matukituki river. It's only skiable when there has been a good dump of snow, so be careful in here if its low tide,as the run back to the Home Basin can be tricky.

You can ski anywhere within the boundaries (which are obvious due to the sheer cliffs that drop away to the valley floor) . But you need to start heading skiers right to find the path out. There is a boundary fence which can be seen from the top. Don't go any lower than this - when stood on the ridgeline at the top look for this fence and then look to the right, you will see an obvious track out..

When the snow is good this area is a goldmine, a lot of people forget about it and head straight to the saddle, meaning that you can have a lot of fun in here with few others.

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

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

August, September

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