27th Edition 3rd September 2022
Compete in the Merino Muster and ski across the rolling and beautiful Mt Pisa range on New Zealand's home of Cross Country Skiing, Snow Farm NZ. This annual event is a must-do on any cross country skier’s bucket list. It celebrates the annual mustering of the Merino Sheep off the high country at the end of each summer.
There are five events on race day. Choose your distance depending on fitness and experience (or age!):
42 km Merino Muster
21 km Snow Rake
14 km Double Fleece
7 km Straggle Muster
Mini Muster (for under 10's)
Entries Open July 1st
The Snow Farm is New Zealand's home of cross country skiing. Based 1500m above the Cardrona Valley. Snow Farm’s tracks and accommodation have attracted foreign cross country and biathlon ski teams for many years.
The cross country ski trails roam across the lower part of the Pisa range. Many follow old farm and mustering trails while others were formed to exploit the topography and shaped for snow retention.
Simplify your stay in New Zealand by purchasing a package to suit you. Our packages include accommodation, transport and activities off the snow to sample some of the local kiwi hospitality.