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Race Info 2023


Enter on line        


Racers Hand Book 


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

Start times Start Times:To be confirmed 

  • 42km Merino Muster      9:00 am 

  •  21km Snow Rake            9:00 am 

  • 14km Double fleece        9:05am

  •   7km Straggle Muster     9:05am 

  •   1km Mini Muster TBA Minis must enter online 


Race Bib Pick up 

31st August Location TBC 

2nd 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.   GREEN 

14km Race                                    2X Loop 1    ORANGE 

21 km Snow Rake Course          Loop 1 & 2    BLUE 

42km  Merino Muster Course   Loop 1, 2 & 3 RED 

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 on the Snow Farm website.

Ski Hire

Snow farm has ski hire options but please book through Snow Farm. There are no other hire options. 


Trail Passes    No trail Pass on race day for Race Entrants. A trail pass is needed to ski in race week. It is covered 

Bus Race day Departs 8:00 am 

Bookings are essential for the race day bus, it is  included in the International ski package but you must confirm you confirm  are going to use the bus. Bus tickets available on the Entry website.


Mountain Facilities Food etc 

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 event 

Visitor to Wanaka -Check out the activities at the ISite 


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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