Treble Cone offers long uncrowded slopes, legendary off-piste terrain and unrivalled views.

The ski area covers two basins – the Saddle and Home basin. Both provide some of the best freeriding in New Zealand and are famous for putting you on top of the Southern Alps with the outlook to match.

Treble Cone is the largest ski area on the South Island of New Zealand at 550 hectares and has the longest vertical drop at 700 meters.

The terrain you train on plays a crucial role in developing your ski instructing skillset and with 45% of the terrain at Treble Cone rated as advanced or expert it’s the ideal resort to push your abilities.


Wanaka is a small but stunning alpine resort town situated on the eastern shores of a stunningly beautiful lake, surrounded by the breathtaking Southern Alps.

A World Heritage listed National Park with two international ski areas and the largest heli-skiing area outside North America, Lake Wanaka offers something for everyone.

Lake Wanaka is the perfect base to experience some of the best skiing and snowboarding available in the Southern Hemisphere.


Accommodation is supplied by Wanaka Selection. They offer Rookie Academy a portfolio of stunning homes all located in the heart of Wanaka. The Wanaka Selection is a mix of cosy cottages, exclusive apartments and modern stylish houses. All of the accommodation choices are furnished to a high standard and have all of the modern amenities you require, including:

  • Full kitchen facilities, dishwasher and microwave
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • TV and DVD
  • Wireless Internet facilities (modest rates apply)
  • Also included is utilities (power/gas), linen (replaced bi-weekly) and cleaning (bi-weekly).

You will live in an apartment/house with other Rookie Academy students from your particular course. A standard room will contain two people sharing on a twin or double basis. Upgrades to a single room (for couples as well) are available at an additional cost.

Your accommodation is where you will spend the most time so it is important that you have somewhere spacious and comfortable to hang out after a full on day on the snow. Our accommodation is just that – we only use new or newly refurbished apartments & houses that have plenty of room and all the latest modern conveniences.

Don’t just take our word for it…

Check out this vlog series from one of our Rookies