Saturday, September 12th, 2020
New Zealand’s event on the WorldLoppet cross-country ski race tour has been postponed to September 12th from its originally planned date of August 29th, due to snow conditions.
Merino Muster hosted at Snow Farm. Please enter online.
Events Calender 2020
|Bob Lee, Daisy Lee & Meadow Hut open for winter||19th June, Friday||Stay overnight in one of our three backcountry huts. Ski or snowshoe out in winter and bike or hike out in summer.
|Opening day||19th June, Friday||Snow Farm NZ's opening day is certainly a date for the diary. Snow and weather dependent|
|Cobweb Classic (1, 5 & 10km)||27th June, Saturday||Blow out the cobwebs from the summer with this fun interval-start classic race.|
|Youth Development Camp||TBA||Early season can be a challenging time for youth transitioning into winter sports from other activities. This three-day, six-session camp enables youth planning on joining either the Mini Merinos or the Youth Development to spend three intensive days on the snow with their coaches for some extra practise beforehand.|
|Teddy Bears Picnic||10th July, Friday||Kids Fun Picnic, games and fun with our instructors 10-12pm|
|Farm Ski (4km) Trail||Dates- Starting from From Saturday 11th July, runs every Saturday until 22nd August||Challenge yourself each week with a 4km ski. See your times improve.|
|Ski Orienteering||11th & 12th July, Saturday & Sunday||There will be a range of wintry orienteering races/courses to cater for all ages and abilities. On Sunday there will be a two-hour rogaine.|
|Snow Farm NZ Rogaine (Snogaine)||18th July, Saturday. Weather day 19th July, Sunday||In association with Highland Events, Snow Farm NZ will be hosting an event that comprises of a three and six hour rogaine, called 'Snogaine'. Backcountry ski, cross-country ski and snowshoe all around the Pisa Range to locate all the checkpoints.|
|Merino Lambs, Mini Merinos and the Development Team||TBA||These programs provide ongoing cross-country ski training for youth skiers, focusing on basic skills and techniques.|
|Bring a Friend Day||30th July, Thursday||Celebrating International friendship day with discounted day passes.|
|Full Moon Fondue||4th August, Sunday||Ski under the light of the full moon and then top off the evening with a delicious fondue dinner in the Snow Farm Lodge.|
|Sled Dog Festival|
|13th - 15th of August, Thursday - Saturday||Three days of racing, with classes from one-dog ski-jor to six dogs. A real must-see experience.|
|Ski Club Freestyle 10km & 21km||16th August, Sunday||Fun club mass-start. Classic or Freestyle race.|
|Tour De Kirtle Burner||22nd August, Saturday||Celebrate the limited opening of the Kirsty Burn and Top-Beat trails with this riveting challenge.|
|Skate n Schnapps||29th August, Sunday||Fun skate to Meadow hut, meeting new skiers enjoying a wee schnapps.|
|Merino Muster Night Sprints||26th August, Wednesday||From 4pm, head up the mountain to enjoy this exciting head-to-head race under lights.|
|Full Moon Fondue||2nd September, Wednesday||Ski under the light of the full moon and then top off the evening with a delicious fondue dinner in the Snow Farm Lodge.|
|National Cross Country Ski Champs||2nd & 5th September, Wednesday & Saturday|
|Merino Muster||12th September, Saturday||New Zealand's Worldloppet cross-country ski race with 1km, 7km, 21km and 42km freestyle divisions.|
|Biathlon Champs||13th September, Sunday|
|NZ Secondary Schools Championships||12th September, Saturday||CANCELED|
|Closing Weekend of family fun||20th September, Sunday||It's your chance to enjoy the end of another epic season at Snow Farm NZ with fun games, races and even fancy dress. Ball gowns entirely optional.|
|Trails close for the end of the winter season||20th September, Sunday||You're more than welcome to savour some spring skiing out on the Pisa Range. Snow Farm NZ won't be open, but you can come on up and ski on our trails and stay in our backcountry huts. (exclusive bookings only)|
|Exclusive Hut Bookings only||21st September|
Wanaka Ski Club Championships – TBA
Wanaka Ski Club Championships. Event entries and club memberships took on the day. The first event will be a 5km Classic ski at 9:30am, followed by a 5km Skate ski race at 11:30am. Prize giving and Ski Club AGM at 1pm.
Secondary School Championships – 12th of September – CANCELED FOR 2020
Unfortunately due to the rescheduling of the Merino Mujster, we have had to cancel the secondary school’s event. But you can enter the 7km Merino Muster instead!
This event is open to any students from Year 1 to 13 who are enrolled in a New Zealand school. There are 3 races on the same day; a 3km individual classic, a 1km individual freestyle (skating) and a 3km team relay. From each race, you collect points that go towards individual and school awards.A competitive team must have 3 students from the same school to be eligible for awards. Non-competitive mixed school, school staff and parent teams are most welcome.