Cardrona announce new dual mountain pass with Treble Cone

Cardrona New Zealand
Cardrona New Zealand

Cardrona finalised the unconditional agreement to purchase Treble Cone today and will officially take possession of Treble Cone on January 27, 2020.

Cardrona Alpine Resorts has announced they will operate both ski areas as a dual mountain offering and will continue to run each mountain under their own distinct brands. 

What is new, is a dual mountain offering with dual mountain passes and pricing.

The new passes

Single and multi-day passes, for use at both mountains, will be offered at Cardrona’s already advertised 2020 rates, with adult multi-day passes from $100 per day

Unlimited season passes will offer unlimited access to both Cardrona and Treble Cone at an adult Earlybird rate of $999 – the earlybird season pass sale runs until the end of March.

This is great news for Treble Cone season pass holders who will get their season pass for less and be able to ski/ride at Cardrona on the same pass. 

If you bought a Cardrona Unlimited season pass in the Price Freeze sale in October, you will be able to use that pass at both mountains. If you bought a Saver season pass this is only valid at Cardrona but there will be an option to upgrade to utilise both mountains.

“Our pricing is competitive because we need Treble Cone to flourish. We know that it needs more consistent skier days throughout the season, and not just on those iconic Treble Cone powder days” said Cardrona Alpine Resorts general manager, Bridget Legnavsky.

“To make Treble Cone as good as it can possibly be and to justify further investment, it needs to succeed.”

Summer development at Treble Cone will start in January, including general repairs and maintenance, and the beginning of the programme to update Treble Cone’s snowmaking. This summer’s snowmaking upgrade will be focused on reliability, with as much work completed as possible given the short time frame.

According to a blog posted on their site, Cardrona Alpine Resorts is now able to engage with the Treble Cone team and make a plan for staffing and recruitment.

“Treble Cone is a complex mountain to operate, and there are highly-skilled and knowledgeable operational staff who know the ins and outs of TC very well – we’re super excited to retain that knowledge and competency through the recruitment process” wrote Cardrona team member, Jen Houltham.

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