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The three events have elements shared between them, but each is a spectacular day out in the high country.   

42km Merino muster

As challenging as it is beautiful the Merino Muster is for the experienced cross country skier or competitive cross training athlete.

The Merino Muster course completes the Straggle Muster and Snow Rake courses (see below) before heading out on Hanging Valley trail and back on The Loop to finish.
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Merino Muster 42km

21KM snow rake

Designed as a stepping stone to the Merino Muster the distance being very achievable for the novice to intermediate skier.

Follows the same course as the 7km Straggle Muster (details below) before heading North on the River Run.  The course then returns on The Loop, onto Highlander and up to the Finish.
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7km straggle muster

On the ever-popular Mary’s trail then Merino Glen trail finishing with Highlander, this is the perfect event for beginners and families to join in this world class event.

Coaxing your children around their first long distance ski event can be very special and an experience for parents or in many cases grandparents to relish.

You have all day to get them round and the presence of a feeding station increases the aura of a serious athletic achievement.

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Mini Merino

For the kids.  
1km flat course around Mary’s Trail.
An adventure on skis - not too long and tailored to suit the day’s conditions.  

Enter on the day.

Every child will receive a medal for their efforts!