Treble Cone (Wanaka NZ) is the South Island’s largest ski area, offering the longest vertical in the Queenstown and Wanaka region - a mighty 700 leg-burning metres. Treble Cone won ‘New Zealand’s Best Ski Resort’ at the World Ski Awards in 2013 and again in 2014. Treble Cone is the closest ski area to the picturesque alpine township of Wanaka, and only 90 minutes drive from the booming tourism mecca of Queenstown, with daily buses from both resort towns. New for 2015, is an on-mountain open-air cafe at the top of the Home Basin. 1760m above sea level the new cafe is nestled in the heart of the ski area action with spectacular views across Lake Wanaka and the snow-capped Southern Alps. The existing Treble Cone Base Cafe has had a makeover, offering a fresh new dining experience. Developed with earthworks and snow fencing over the summer, winter 2015 sees Treble Cone opening two new groomed intermediate trails in the Saddle Basin. Additionally, Raffills Run, Treble Cone's flagship intermediate trail has a new wider, easier entrance created to ensure all visitors to the Saddle Basin have access to cruising this iconic trail and enjoying the sweeping views.