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Address: Cardrona RD2 | Waiorau, Wanaka, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-443 7542

The Snow Farm is your ideal winter destination! Situated high on the pisa...

The Snow Farm is your ideal winter destination! Situated high on the pisa range we have 55km of scenic trails perfect for cross country skiing or snow shoeing Whether you want to experience the peace and tranquility of the secluded Pisa alpine valleys, awe inspiring views of the Southern Alps and Mt Aspiring, or are looking for a day of winter family fun, we have the trails and terrain for you.

Cross country skiing and snow shoeing are great winter activities all-ages and abilities. It's an ideal way to experience the beauty of the NZ alpine environment and spectacular views of the Southern Alps. For the kids we have our new Snow Fun zone. This is the perfect spot to build a snowman, go tubing, and have a great time in the snow, all while you relax over lunch, coffee, hot chocolate, or beverage from our on site bar and Cafe.

Lessons and tours for all ages and abilities are available from our experienced and energetic ski school staff. If you are a Central Otago local consider one our weekly programs, a sure fire way to improve your skills and meet like minded people this winter.

You can also consider expanding your stay by staying overnight in one of our back-country huts. A once in a life time experience.

Activities include:

-Cross Country Skiing

-Snow Shoeing



-Snow Fun Zone

-Back country huts

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A Gentler Snow Sport Option

Gentler but still physically challenging if you want it to be. Winter 2016 we did alpine skiing and snow shoeing and enjoyed both. As a family we are not speed junkies and this... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 September 2016
Wanaka, New Zealand
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Wanaka, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Gentler but still physically challenging if you want it to be. Winter 2016 we did alpine skiing and snow shoeing and enjoyed both. As a family we are not speed junkies and this suits all of our abilities. You can even involve the baby, if you have one, who can be towed around behind you. Very much a facility that... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

My family and I visited the snow farm on our recent holiday to Wanaka. I would totally recommend that everyone visit the snow farm. If you want the snow experience without having to go to the overpriced Cardrona ski field the snow farm is a great compromise. For the price I was expecting a lot more for my money. $20.00... More 

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Taree, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Our visit was much fun for the younger generation. Sliding down the snow hill in tubes, snow ploughs and boards. Seeing a real huskey team coming down the hill was an amazing sight. Food was a good price, The road up was unsealed and very winding but good views. One fun day at little expense for all.

Thank 6991234
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We spent a few hours in the "Fun Zone" for kids. It was cheap at $10 each for kids to play on the tubes and toboggans. The slope could have been a bit steeper but it was adequate for our 7 and 9 year old to play in the snow for the first time.

1 Thank Julie P
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We attended the annual Sled Dog Festival held each August by the Southern Regions Sled Dog Club. The races started at 7.00am (staggered start), and were finished by about 9.00am. The was no cost to attend. There were plenty of people keen to explain to us what was going on, and we got to talk to a few mushers and... More 

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Maleny, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

I visited the Snow Farm in late August with my partner (an avid XC skier). We spent four days there, staying in a well heated and spacious room overlooking the ski trails. I cannot praise the lodge staff enough for all their friendliness, helpful service and hospitality! This resort is simple and low-key by most people's 'ski holiday' expectations, and... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Even though this was my first time cross-country skiing, I felt very confident skiing on my own after the lesson. I was able to ski to the furthest hut and back, which is a total of 4km and very physically intense, but well worth!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Finally drives up to the snow farm after a long car trip to be disappointed by false advertising on the website. The only thing they offered us was a discount on cross country skiing or foot rackets for our shoes as all other activities were for children only. Waste of time and money!!!!

Thank Quinlan D
Alexandra-Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We visit the snow farm yesterday. What a disappointing waste of time and money. We saw on their website the family fun zone for tubing ect and thought great looks like fun. Once we made the 1.5 hr dr we were told that adults can no longer tube or toboggan. So after deciding that we would let the kids have... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Spent the day up here recently wandering around in Snow Shoes, a new & fun experience. Must say though be aware, not everything available every day and the Tabogganing is really only for kids.

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