Wanaka, New Zealand – September 16, 2009 – The Treble Cone Triple Comp is back this year and better than ever. The two-day, three part ski and snowboard event taking place on September 26 and 27 at Treble Cone Alpine Resort aims to cover all major disciplines of skiing and snowboarding.
On day one, skiers and snowboarders will be split up to compete in the BASE Banked Slalom and the Harris Mountains Heli-Ski Expression Session. The Banked Slalom will run down the Gun Barrel and finish up around the Day Lodge where competitors will be greeted with the sweet smells of a barbeque and fresh tunes from Wanaka Beats.
The Expression Session will run at the same time through Super-Pipe in the Saddle. The TC Park Crew is shaping up the natural features through the venue and judges will be looking for creativity and skill as the top four competitors from each category will be invited to the finals the following day.
Saturday evening, the Mint After Party will kick off from 8:30 at Mint Bar with Dirty Ol’ Knights providing the beats.
Day two will draw out the finalists of the Expression Session and the location will be announced at the riders briefing on Sunday morning. Three heli-ski-trips are on the line, so the finals will see some heavy competition.
As the finals conclude, the Rossignol Big Air battle will just be heating up. Set in the Main Basin, the Big Air will be Sunday’s main event. With Treble Cone’s iconic background the event will allow for amazing photo opportunities and spectators are encouraged to watch.
The official prize giving and crowning of the Triple Comp King and Queen with Wanaka Waste Busters crowns will take place on Sunday afternoon on Treble Cone’s sunny deck. Miller Genuine Draft will keep competitors palates wet all weekend and the prize giving will be loaded thanks to event sponsors: BASE, Harris Mountains Heliski, Rossignol, MGD, Armada, POW, MINT Bar, Thunderboards, Adventure Outfitters, and Wanaka Waste Busters.
Event details are available on Treblecone.com or Facebook.
With the South Island’s largest vertical descent, the most terrain and longest groomed trails, Treble Cone is New Zealand’s premier alpine resort. 360 degree views of the snow capped Southern Alps, the brilliant blue Lake Wanaka and the rugged Central Otago landscape make this one of the most memorable views of any global resort. Situated on the edge of Lake Wanaka, Treble Cone has established itself as a mecca for all snow enthusiasts both locally and abroad.