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Snow Farm is located in the Cardrona Valley about 30-40 minutes drive south of Wanaka on SH 89. The turnoff from the main road to the Snow Farm is a few hundred meters south of the turnoff to Cardrona Ski Area.



Snow Farm New Zealand's commercial cross-country ski area with groomed skating and classic trails. Trails groomed to an international standard. Ski hire both executive and basic ski hire for classic and ski skating. Snow Farm has ski in/ski out accommodation as well as the day visitors to cross country ski.

The new lodge comes complete with function rooms, bunkrooms, bedrooms with en-suites T.V. and phones. The lodge has the Altitude Cafe and Shop (clothing, accessory shop and cafe), licensed bar overlooking the Panorama of Mt Aspiring and the Southern Alps. Open all year round to cater for functions. E.g. Weddings, Christmas parties, business team building exercises, altitude training, smaller conferences and any group who wants to experience the magnificent mountain panorama and the alpine environment. the ski area is suited to -any one that can walk, a high level of skills is achievable in a short time, you do not have to be fit you can become fit by participating in cross country skiing without realising it and you don"t have previous skiing experience before attempting cross country skiing. Cross-country skiing requires light layers of clothing owned by most active New Zealanders. Layers with a wind proof outer layer is ideal clothing.

Quality technical clothing designed for the dedicated cross-country skier is now available in New Zealand raising the profile of the sport. There are many events throughout the season and the main one is the Merino Muster held on the third Saturday in August annually. It is an event for everyone from beginner to expert. Other events throughout the season range from Biathlon ski orienteering, multisport and cross-country ski events of all distances.

The Snowfarm Altitude shop has a range of clothing. Its speciality is the technical wear suited to runners, bikers and cross country skiers. The range is imported from Norway and excels because of its quality.

Nearest Town Wanaka
Distance (km) 34
Nearest Airport Queenstown
Distance (km) 58
Annual Snow Fall (m) 2.5
Season Opens Mid June
Seaon Closes Early October
Skiable Area (Hectares)  
Total Number of Lifts 1
Base Altitude (m) 1500
Highest Altitude (m) 1980
Beginner 40%
Intermediate 40%
Advanced 20%
Chairlfts 0
T-Bars 1
Platters 0
Rope Tows 0
Ski School Yes
Ski Hire Yes
Chain Hire  
Groomers Yes
Half Pipe  
Terrain Park  
Cafe Yes
Bar Yes
Accommodation on Ski Area Yes

Contact Details
Company Name Snow Farm
Phone 64 3 443 7542
Fax 64 3 443 9717
Mail CARDRONA R.D.1 Wanaka

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