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Snow Farm

Cardrona RD2 | Waiorau, Wanaka, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7542
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Staff are so lovely!

I left my snow gear up the mountain the day we visited and as I went with a friend I didn't have a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Emma B
Snowshoe Birthday Event

A group of 6 of us decided on a snow shoe picnic for a birthday celebration. We figured that snow... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wanaka, New Zealand
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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 -Lessons/Tours -Tubing/sledding -Snow Fun Zone -Back country huts
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Cardrona RD2 | Waiorau, Wanaka, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7542
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I left my snow gear up the mountain the day we visited and as I went with a friend I didn't have a car to drive back up to get it so one of the staff members drove it down to Wanaka himself to drop...More

Thank Emma B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of 6 of us decided on a snow shoe picnic for a birthday celebration. We figured that snow shoeing would be something everyone could enjoy and we could make as easy or challenging as we wanted. Turns out it was the perfect choice....More

Thank AJH-WkaNZ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were lucky because it snowed the night before our visit so the snow fields were pristine. Really great place to visit especially if it's your first time in the snow. We had heaps of fun just having snow ball fights, building a wicked snow...More

Thank Natalia K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After we spent a few hours at the Fun Zone we decided to try cross country skiing with a private family lesson. The equipment hire was organised quickly and the lesson with Hanna was a fantastic introduction to cross country. The kids picked it up...More

Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of 7, snow shoeing and x country skiing out to the hut, with 6.5 km absolutely doable for everybody. The skidoo shuttle transported all our gear and when we arrived we only needed to heat up the mulled wine and enjoy...More

Thank Mausl2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the 'beginners package' and loved every minute of it: easy pickup of our equipment, great lessons from Serk, it took only a few minutes to feel comfortable on the skis and then we were off in the snow. There were many stretches where...More

Thank Lisa E
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

If you want to get in the snow with absolutely zero crowds, the snow farm is it. It's all cross country skiing and snow shoeing. When we arrived we were met by very helpful workers who set us in the right direction and we had...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 29 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...More

Thank LivNic
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...More

Thank Nathan_Viper
Reviewed 8 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...More

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22 May 2017|
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Response from SnowFarmNZ | Property representative |
Hi there. No, the Snow Farm will not be open on 1 June 2017. Our scheduled opening date is 24 June 2017. Lots of information on our website (but Tripadvisor, for some reason, does not allow website links). Look forward to... More
Deb S
22 March 2017|
Response from LivNic | Reviewed this property |
You may be best to stay in the accommodation at the Snow Farm. You could even stay out in one of the huts if you book them early enough - don't think the dogs go as far as these but Meadow hut would be pretty close and a... More
25 September 2015|
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Response from SnowFarmNZ | Property representative |
Snow Farm is open from Mid June to Mid September annually. There is insufficient snow outside of these dates to open.