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Race Info 2023


Enter on line

Entries up to the 1st of September _ late fees apply on  the 2nd


Mini Merino’s can must enter online its free but entry required _ (new for 2022  )

Start times Start Times:


  • 42km Merino Muster    10:00 am 

  •  21km Snow Rake           10:00 am 

  • 14km Double fleece        10:05am

  •   7km Straggle Muster     10:05am 

  •   1km Mini Muster TBA Minis must enter online 


Race Bib Pick up 

1st September 

  • Bib pick up is at the Lake Wanaka Centre times to be confirmed  (TBC) 

3rd September 

  • Race day  TBC  Snow farm 



Only the course will be groomed and exits from the course marked either with ropes or v- boards



There will be Marshalls at all the difficult junctions.


Race map

Race maps are on the MerinoMuster website and will be updated as soon as we are sure of the Snow


Race Technique

All events are freestyle technique, with classic  tracks provided for classic skiers.


Event Details - 


7km Straggle Muster Course    1X  Loop 1

14km Race                                    2X Loop 1

21 km Snow Rake Course          Loop 1 & 2 

42km  Merino Muster Course   Loop 1, 2 & 3

Welcome Dinner 

Dinner: Informal evening dinner. 5:30 Drinks and Dinner 6 pm. Meet other Merino Muster participants, locals volunteers and visitors.Venue _ Lake Wanaka Centre


Waxing Service 

Snow Farm offers a race waxing service. Please book. At the Snow Farm $50 ? per race wax


Trail Passes    No trail Pass on race day for Race Entrants

Bus Race day Departs 8:00 am 

Bookings are essential for the race day bus $45 included in the International ski package lease confirm if you are going to use the bus. 

Mountain Facilities Food etc 

There will be a BBQ on race days Complimentary but the  Donations to the ski Club are always welcome

Unfortunately we no longer have access to the areas in the lodge that some of you will be familiar with. i.e  Change rooms or showers 

Worldloppet Passports 

Stamping & Purchase of passports will be available after the race on the veranda 


Important Covid 19 Information  ( Check NZ websites )

We look forward to welcoming our Aussie & International  friends. We will have a virtual platform for all skiers who can't travel to enjoy the Merino Muster. 

Visitor to Wanaka - Should you test positive please go online and to There are instructions of how to report your results. You will need to make an account etc. 

Why is it important to report the results if positive?

The local medical team will be advised and will contact you by phone re your symptoms and assess  if you should  to be seen by their team. They respond quickly but if you are concerned call after reporting your details on the Ministry of Health website phone the Medical Center and tell them your concern.


If you become seriously ill phone 111 the emergency ambulance service and be sure to tell them you have covid.


The Merino Muster committee endeavour to use safe food handling with the events associated with food. Our volunteers are instructed in safe covid practise. 

See our food handling procedures 

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