Snow Farm - South Island
Snow Farm, New Zealand's only Cross Country Ski Area
The only ski field in the region where you can just come up to play in the snow!
Snow Play * Snow Shoe * Snow Ski * Snow Fun!
Play in the snow with fun activities for all ages and levels.
Play – Build a snowman, go tubing and play in the snow fun zone.
Explore – Our ‘winter wonderland’ on cross-country skis or snowshoes, with the option of tow-behind kids’ ski sleds for hire.
Cross Country Skiing – social and fun – we have wide, groomed, trails, gently rolling hills and peaceful valleys to explore. This is the perfect terrain for beginners and families, plus lots to discover if you're experienced!
Packages for skiing and snowshoeing include instruction before you set off.
Stunning views and backcountry huts to discover.
Relax – Check out the action and the scenery from the comfort of the café.
Snow Farm is New Zealand’s only Cross Country skifield – set high on top of the Pisa Range plateau with 55km of stunning tracks to explore.
We have all the gear, hire it here – or bring your own. Packages for skiing and snowshoeing include instruction before you set off.
It’s another world up here – what are you waiting for?
CROSS COUNTRY SKIING
Cross country skiing is for everyone! It is an amazing way to see the countryside, enjoy the scenery while you climb, descend and traverse terrain making the sport a truly "cross country" activity. Our trails are groomed and easy to follow. Many are designed with the beginner in mind. Gear hire includes an introduction to your skis and practice lesson, then you're away! For more information click here.
SNOW FUN ZONE
Our family-focused Snow Fun Zone is an area of snow where you can enjoy all of the classic winter activities ~ you can build a snowman, make snow angels, throw snowballs and more. The area is open all-day-long for as much fun as you can handle!
It only costs $15 per person for a day pass to the Snow Fun Zone. Pricing is the same for both children and adults.
Above the Snow Fun Zone is our Tubing Hill, where you can snow tube down the slope! Our Snow Fun Zone Pass includes use our tubes and you can help yourself. During busy times it may be necessary to share tubes. We do not allow guests to bring their own sleds, tubes, or toboggans.
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No experience needed! Put on some snowshoes and have an exciting walk in the snow from only $25 (kids price), $40 (adult)
Snow Farm offers a unique opportunity to rent snowshoes and walk around the Pisa Range, located between Queenstown and Wanaka. Snowshoes are a great way to get off the beaten track and explore the snow-covered hills of the Southern Alps. Our snowshoe trails take you past some of the best alpine meadows, rock features, and alpine streams the Pisa Range has to offer. You will find travelling on these trails a breeze with our lightweight, easy-to-use snowshoe selection to hire. The trails take between one and two hours to complete and are bound to leave you with many fantastic photos to remember your trip. We also permit snowshoeing along the edges of our groomed cross-country ski trails.
You can hire our snowshoes in advance online or rent them when you get on the mountain – visit us in the rentals area to talk to our gear experts.
To learn more about Snow Shoeing on Snow Farm click here.
Snow Farm has true New Zealand backcountry huts with the unique ski-in and ski-out luxury. The Bob Lee, Daisy Lee and Meadow Huts are accessible from the groomed cross country trail system. You don't even have to be an expert to ski or snowshoe to the huts!
The trails that connect the huts are manageable after a day of learning cross country skiing as the Meadow Hut is only 3.8km from the main lodge and Daisy & Bob Lee Hut 6.5km.
These huts offer great access to the fantastic Pisa range back country terrain >>>
SOMETHING DIFFERENT FOR THE KIDS
LESSONS and BEGINNERS PACKAGES
Casual lessons are available daily for children and adults.
PRIVATE FAMILY LESSONS
Casual lessons just for your family! Experience cross country skiing together for the first time.
MINI MERINOS (from 5 years)
Mini Merinos 6-week program starting Saturday, July 29th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for 6 weeks.
The program is aimed at young children and first-timers, suitable for kids aged 5-9 years old.
See here more information on the above packages >>>
SNOW FARM ACADEMY (from 8 years)
The Snow Farm Academy is for youth 8 years+ who have skied at Snow Farm before and would like to progress their technique and skills. The program and will take participants through the necessary skill development to improve their skiing in both classic and skating techniques.
The Academy runs for 6 weeks every Saturday from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm and starts on July 29th.
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The access road is unsealed and in winter time it is essential that chains are carried and ready to be used if needed. We offer a chain hire service that you pre-book so please arrange this when booking or prior to arrival if required. You will be given a code to access your chains near the bottom of the access road.
Please ensure you know how to fit your chains!