42 km Merino Muster race
THE COURSE -Draft Changes
The Merino Muster leads you around the spectacular Snow Farm trail network. For the competitive skier, there is a significant variety of terrain with regular feed stations around the course. For the Novice there is the 7km 14km and 21km where you can relax and enjoy the atmosphere while gazing at the feed stations and chatting with other skiers and volunteers.
All events start with a 7km loop in the main basin where all the spectators can watch their friends and family as they wind their way around Marys Trail, Merino Glen and Highlander. The 7km competitors finish at the lodge ( the 14km repeats the 7km loop) with the 21km and 42km heading out around the River Run and The Loop skiing beside the tranquil Meg River past the Meadow and Reid Hut, returning to the Lodge where the 21km finish and the Merino Muster skiers ski Mary trail , down to River Run and around the Loop. Distance 34km
Mustering is the process of herding sheep to places that you want them to go. The Snow Farm land was home to the Merino Sheep prior to being retired from grazing.
The sheep are mustered for from the high country in May to graze on the lower country during the winter months. The Merino Muster is keeping the tradition alive _ celebrate with us.
There are no sheep or sheep dogs entered in the event.