Monday, 13 January 2014
Final countdown to New Zealand's largest triathlon festival
A record number of swimmers, bikers and runners of all ages and abilities are about to put months of training to the ultimate test as the Challenge Wanaka triathlon festival gets underway this coming weekend.
Monday, 6 January 2014
Challenge Wanaka festival events encourage everyone to get active
This month’s eighth annual Challenge Wanaka Triathlon Festival once again includes several satellite events designed to give locals and visitors alike the opportunity to get active, have fun and take part in the world’s number one fastest-growing sport.
Friday, 29 November 2013
Pros line up for Challenge Wanaka
With entries closing at midnight tomorrow (Saturday), Challenge Wanaka has already attracted an exceptional line up of pro athletes ready to tackle one of the world’s toughest iron distance triathlons.
Challenge Wanaka launches volunteer drive with free training
Challenge Wanaka has launched a campaign to recruit hundreds of volunteers needed for its annual triathlon festival between 15-18 January by offering free training in first aid and traffic management.
Tuesday, 8 October 2013
Elite coach returns to lead Challenge Wanaka training camp
Challenge Wanaka has announced dates for its second official training camp and also confirmed that 2011/12 Tri NZ Coach of the Year, Bevan McKinnon of fitter.co.nz will once again lead the camp as head coach.
Monday, 23 September 2013
Festival of Colour brings Lawrence Arabia's classic melodies back to Wanaka
Following their sold-out appearance at this year's Southern Lakes Festival of Colour, melodic Kiwi four-piece Lawrence Arabia return to Wanaka for a special one-off gig at the town's new boutique bar and music venue, Gin & Raspberry on Thursday 7 November.
Monday, 17 June 2013
Audience survey highlights popularity and economic benefit of Festival of Colour
Findings from a detailed audience survey conducted by the Southern Lakes Festival of Colour emphasise the enduring popularity of the biennial celebration of art, music, theatre and conversation as well as the important economic benefit it brings to the region.
Monday, 15 April 2013
Great turn out for spectacular autumn race
Runners of all ages and abilities were treated to a spectacular autumn day and stunning scenery for Race 3 of the Kathmandu Riverrun Trail Series, in Wanaka, yesterday.
Sunday, 11 November 2012
Great turnout for race one of the Kathmandu Riverrun Trail Series
Over 100 runners from eight to 64 years of age turned out yesterday for the first race of the Kathmandu Riverrun Trail Series with the veteran fields shining in all distances.
Thursday, 8 November 2012
Advancing Lake Wanaka's C&I market
Lake Wanaka is taking advantage of the national Conference and Incentive New Zealand (CINZ) conference in neighbouring Queenstown to advance its reputation as a quality destination for conference and incentive groups providing unique experiences for national and international delegates.
Thursday, 20 September 2012
Fast paced action for Snowboard and Ski Cross Continental Cups
Top snow sports athletes were treated to bluebird skies and not a breath of wind allowing fast and thrilling racing for the Snowboard and Ski Cross FIS ANC Continental Cups at Cardrona Alpine Resort this week.
Monday, 10 September 2012
Over one metre of new snow fell at Treble Cone last week
Lake Wanaka, New Zealand (10 September 2012) Over one metre of new snow fell at Treble Cone last week, with more forecast for the next few days.
Monday, 3 September 2012
Superb start to spring at Treble Cone
The South Island's largest ski area, Treble Cone, received its greatest snowfall of the season, setting up the resort for great spring skiing and riding.
Wednesday, 22 August 2012
Perfect conditions for FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup
The world's top ranked freestyle skiers battled it out under picture perfect blue skies at Cardrona Alpine Resort today where Torin Yater-Wallace (USA) and Devin Logan (USA) won the men and women's FIS Freestyle Ski Halfpipe World Cup titles.
Tuesday, 21 August 2012
Iconic snowboard film Art of Flight confirmed for festival
Tickets are still available for the Winter Games Adventure Film Festival featuring three days of adventurous sport and lifestyle movies screening at Reading Cinema in Queenstown, this weekend.
Friday, 20 July 2012
Winter sports world elite head to New Zealand
Winter Games NZ 2013 is set to be the largest and most prestigious international snow sports event held in New Zealand with confirmation the Games will host at least five World Cups.
Monday, 2 July 2012
Perfect conditions for opening weekend and ice sculpting
Blue skies, dry, chalky snow and not a breath of wind created the ideal conditions for the ZUMWOHL on Ice sculpting competition and hundreds of snow sports enthusiasts for Treble Cone’s opening weekend.
Thursday, 28 June 2012
Mother Nature provides perfect start to winter in Lake Wanaka
Lake Wanaka, recently named amongst the top 25 ski resort towns in the world by National Geographic Magazine, is poised to live up to its reputation. Mother Nature has provided a perfect start to the 2012 winter season, delivering over 50 centimetres of fresh powder to the region this week.
Wednesday, 27 June 2012
Fresh Snow for Treble Cone opening
A wintry blast overnight brought over 35cms of fresh snow to the South Island’s largest ski area, Treble Cone, topping up the snow base in time for opening day on Thursday (28 June).
Monday, 11 June 2012
Treble Cone's popular Freeski Programme expands
The success of Treble Cone’s School Holiday Freeski Camps means that young skiers from the age of six years and up can now enjoy the coaching programme throughout the season.
Tuesday, 29 May 2012
Lake Wanaka Tourism reports positive TRENZ feedback
Lake Wanaka Tourism is reporting strong positive feedback from the influential travel trade buyers and media who visited the region during TRENZ, which was recently held in Queenstown.
Friday, 25 May 2012
Challenge Wanaka leads way in event training camps
Challenge Wanaka has this week launched New Zealand’s only comprehensive iron distance training camp hosted by an event.
Wednesday, 23 May 2012
Calling all artists and sculptors
Treble Cone is calling for sculptors to sharpen their tools and creative flair for the ZUMWOHL On Ice Sculpture competition at Treble Cone next month with $1,600 cash up for grabs.
Sunday, 20 May 2012
Coombe and Dagg take Kathmandu Riverrun Trail Series' titles
Athletes from across the South Island were treated to perfect running conditions and stunning scenery for Race 4, the finale of the Kathmandu Riverrun Trail Series, yesterday.
Friday, 11 May 2012
Travel in style to Treble Cone this season
Snow Sports enthusiasts looking for a spectacular journey from Queenstown to the Southern Lakes’ largest ski area, Treble Cone, can book a scenic flight over the foothills of the Southern Alps, this season.
Tuesday, 8 May 2012
Final race of Kathmandu Riverrun Trail Series
Entries are now open for the final race of the Kathmandu Riverrun Trail Series, the off-road running series which explores the spectacular lakeside and river tracks in Lake Wanaka.
Tuesday, 10 April 2012
Riders and Sliders Programme proving popular with local youth
Treble Cone’s dedicated weekend youth programme has tripled in participant numbers since 2009 attracting young local skiers and boarders wanting to advance their mountain skills and take advantage of the free youth season pass for everyone who signs up.
Friday, 30 March 2012
Treble Cone announces packed events calendar for 2012
Treble Cone will host a medley of events this season, to inspire, challenge and enjoy, using the diverse terrain and features on offer at the South Island's largest snow resort.
Tuesday, 27 March 2012
Lake Wanaka success in Travelbug Awards
Lake Wanaka has once again featured in travel awards, this time Trade Me’s annual Travelbug Awards where the resort town was the national winner as the region with the highest average review rating (98.9%) across its range of accommodation providers.
Monday, 26 March 2012
New race course for Race Three of Kathmandu Riverrun Trail Series
Entries are now open for Race Three of the Kathmandu Riverrun Trail Series, the new course will offer athletes a spectacular Autumn run on the Outlet Track following the mightyClutha River on Saturday 14 April.