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Snow Farm NZ is excited to announce that it has purchased a brand new Pisten Bully groomer for the 2019 winter season. Customers will see a marked difference in the skiing surface provided this winter, as well as an increase in the quantity of groomed trails every night, thanks to the advancements in grooming technology the new groomer offers.

“We have been working towards this purchase for several years, as our current groomer is at an age where it needs to be retired. The new Pisten Bully 400 groomer will bring many benefits for our customers, staff and business. The purchase of a new machine for the not-for-profit Snow Farm NZ was only made possible through generous grants from the Central Lakes Trust and the Otago Community Trust, who we are eternally grateful to.” – Samuel Belk, Snow Farm NZ Board Chairman.

The Pisten Bully 400 groomer from Germany will allow the Snow Farm to groom more trails more frequently and open trails faster after a snowfall. It is the same machine that alpine resorts in New Zealand use, but with a specialist cross country feature of four-track setters on the tiller for classic skiing, two more than the current groomer. It is also wider than our current model which means we can create a skate skiing lane as well as the dual classic tracks.

“The four-track setters on the back of the machine will allow us to set two tracks on the inside of some trails where previously there had only been one while keeping a skating lane on the outside of the trail. This will make the experience of skiing more social for our guests as you can ski beside your friend and converse while out on the trails. It also increases the amount of teaching space for learners helping us manage the increase in our regular locals, visiting tourists and school groups.” Sam Lee – General Manager

The Snow Farm is excited about this significant investment and benefits that it will bring to the quality of the experience that the Snow Farm provides to the local community.



Don’t forget to let your friends and family know our Pre Season Season Pass sale is on now and finishes on the 31st of March! We have a great deal with Adult passes starting at $199.00, and Children are only $99*.

If they don’t have cross country ski gear its not a problem, they can buy our season pass that includes a season’s rentals. The rentals package includes skis, boots and poles or snowshoes for you to use all season long, and you can change from Classic to Skating to Snowshoeing whenever you want!

*Local primary school and high school students can get special rates. Contact us for more information.



We have received some feedback about the youth program information sent out last week and we would just to clarify a couple of items.

You must have registered and paid for your child to be in the programs before July 1st, after this date there is no guarantee we can place your child in a program. There are two rates this year, if you register and pay before April 30th, you receive a discounted early bird rate.

If for any reason you are currently facing a financial hardship but want to have your child in our program, please contact us. Youth participation is very important to us and we are more than happy to make an arrangement to allow your child to be registered within the time frames we have outlined.

All of our programs work towards the Merino Muster, which is listed as a training day. On this day and in the lead up our coaches with work with all the participants to ensure they are prepared for the race and have the best possible experience.

While the program is listed as being for only 1.5 hours on Saturday, coaches will work with the youth to outline further training to be completed on Saturday afternoon and we are holding an optional training session on Sunday mornings. During the Sunday morning session, we will be featuring guest coaches and athletes from some of the visiting international teams.

This is only for Mini Merinos and Youth Development team participants.  The coaches will also be spending time outside the listed training times where possible to support your child’s development.


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