Summit Slopes

Fiordland National Park

Treble Cone

A short hike up from Saddle Chairlift

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
525 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
177 m
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2.1 km
Gradient
25˚
Summit Slopes Map

The summit is a must do when skiing Treble Cone. The best views are from here; you can see for miles in every direction and the highlight is the magnificent mountain of Black Peak. It's around a 20 minute hike and is always a good choice after recent snowfall as it has that extra height and catches the dry NZ snow. It also gives you a long run back to the saddle chair.

Description

Be careful of wind and the slopes up here do get affected.

Once the top is reached there are many routes to ski down; it's an open face so pick where you want to go and go for it.

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

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

July, August, September

Features

  • Walk Required

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