Great introduction to the snow. This was our first family trip to New Zealand and we knew we wouldn't have enough time to spend 3 days learning to ski, so we chose to go to the Snow Farm for our first play in the snow instead and we ended up having a great time. The Fun Zone was the perfect way to spend 2 hours; we built our first snowman, tubed down the hill and threw heaps of snowballs! It was also a lot of fun to watch the other families there who were skiing, dogsledding, and snowshow walking - all things we're definitely going to give a go next time we visit 🙂The drive up to the Farm can be a bit unnerving if you're new to driving on steep, slushy / icy roads, but we took it slowly and our 4WD hire car made it easily.Basically if you want to have a great time in the snow, and don't feel like the slopes are for you, or if you have a younger family, the Snow Farm is excellent value for money and is a fantastic experience. Highly recommended!
Great time at Snow Farm It was a great place to take our daughter to enjoy her first time 'in the snow'. She particularly loved the tubing and exploring the nice soft snow. We will come back and learn to ski next time.
Fantastic Adventure Hadn’t been near snow or skis for years, but this was an unbelievable experience. Great location, you just can’t been the South Island of New Zealand Wanka and Queenstown. The snow and scenery are unique in the world. Snow farm can’t be faulted location, staff accommodation,food, instructors all very friendly and helpful. Great for experienced and beginners alike. No queues miles of runs and good snow. Best break away for a long time will be back next season.
Great ski trip Perfect 2 weeks of skate skiing and racing on the trail system. Very helpful staff and excellent trail grooming.
WANT TO CROSS COUNTRY SKI - SNOW FARM PERFECT One ticked of the bucket list I guess. Have wanted to give Cross Country Skiing a go.Snow Farm could not be a more perfect place to do this It comprised kms of groomed Classic tracks and fantastic instructors. It was super convenient for me as I stayed at the Snow Farm Lodge so I would ski and then have a snack and rest before getting out in the snow to try to master the Xcountry skiing. The Lodge is basic accommodation but very warm comfortable and welcoming great staff . Food good lots of carbs and protein to cope with all the exercise. Cafe has irresistible cakes and coffee ,and lunches( spag. bog., fish and chips, curries etc. Best place in world to try Xcountry skiing. Love to go back again.
Thank you for joining us in 2018 to make this a memorable season, enjoy summer and see you back here next winter.
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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.