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Trip Report: Treble Cone, Wanaka, NZ

We took a few days away from the club fields, the nutcrackers, and the rope tows of Canterbury to check out Treble Cone—the largest ski area in the Wanaka / Queenstown region.

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Treble cone trip, Blister Gear Review.

It’s about 5 hours to Wanaka from Canterbury. The drive is breathtaking, and the lakes along the way are arresting

Treble Cone Trip, Blister Gear Review.

Jonathan Ellsworth, Lake Pukaki, New Zealand

 

Treble Cone Trip, Blister Gear Review.

J Bobb couldn’t resist.

 

After several beautiful roadside stops, we arrived at night in Wanaka, and the town welcomed us with fireworks

Treble Cone Trip, Blister Gear Review.

Technically, the fireworks were part of the closing ceremonies for the 2013 New Zealand Winter Games, but whatever. We still felt welcome.

In the morning, we woke up to this

Treble Cone Trip, Blister GEar Review.

Lake Wanaka, New Zealand

Then headed up to Treble Cone.

The roadside views did not get any worse

Treble Cone Trip, Blister Gear Reveiw.

And when you actually get to Treble Cone, the views somehow manage to get better still

Treble Cone Trip Report, Blister Gear Review.

 

 

Treble Cone Trip Report, Blister Gear Review.

 

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