Fabulous first day on cross country skis We have never cross-country skied before but Snow Farm made this very easy - we booked ahead for a beginners full day package - pass, lesson & ski hire. It was all super easy - the hire gear was comfortable, the lesson was efficient and we got heaps of extra tips from the enthusiastic Matti as half our class didn't turn up then we were off. There were a few falls despite our Alpine skiing backgrounds but it was relatively easy keeping to the green beginner trails to get some distance out onto the Snow Farm. The scenery is absolutely majestic and the skiing was achieveable. We will be back again!
Worth a visit for Nordic skiing We went to try our hand at Nordic skiing. We took an hour lesson and paid for a half day at the snow farm which enabled us to get a good feel for this different sport. The lesson showed us the basics and we could then put our learning into practice around the groomed tracks which were graded according to expertise. The route up was driveable without snow chains (for our 4wd). We really enjoyed the introduction to this type of skiing and recommend a visit to this location to try something different.
Wnderful Experience the drive upto the Snow Farm alone is stunning, wide and an easy mountain road to drive with a few pull over spots on the way to take pictures from. We had never tried cross country skiing before. The instruction was brilliant with gear included was really good value for my kids and I. my body really felt like it had worked out every muscle afterwards.
Date: Wednesday, 15 August 2018 6:15 am
Weather: Clear calm and it’s going to be a sunny day. Light northerly winds with high broken cloud later today. Currently -2º.
Snow: The Home Basin groomed this morning along with The Loop, River Run, Merino Glen, Highlander, Marys Trail, Dog Loop, Sprint Track and Whoopity Doo. Plenty to choose from today.
Forecast: Tomorrow high broken cloud and possibility of precipitation later in the afternoon.
Road: Open, graded and gritted – 2WD and 4WD vehicle’s must carry chains.
Snow Fun Zone
A hit with families and tourists looking to spend time in the snow and try some classic winter activities. Slide down the hill on one of our tubes or toboggans, throw snowballs, build snowmen and have a great time. The emphasis is on fun, and being in the snow with family and friends. The Snow Fun Zone has three sessions you can book, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Snow Shoeing Experience
Looking for something different to do in the mountains? Snow Shoeing is a great experience for any family or group. If you can walk, yes you can snowshoe! Using the latest snowshoes from our rental fleet you can float across the snow and adventure as far as your heart pleases onto the Pisa range. With both on piste and off-piste trails, we really have you covered for that “something different” experience. Allow 1-2 hours.
Our beginners’ package is ideal for your first time on cross country skis. Not only do you get a trail pass and skis/boots/poles for the day, but also a one-hour introductory group classic lesson.
Beginner lessons start with putting your gear on and falling over and getting up safely. The instructor will then move into techniques for moving on flat terrain, as well as uphill and downhill techniques.
This lesson will leave you feeling confident and ready to master beginner terrain on our trail system.