THe Merino Muster
WorldLoppet
lUXURY EVENT STAY

Wanaka, New Zealand

26 Aug - 2 Sep 2019

We'll look after you at the Merino Muster

Our Merino Muster event stay is a 7 night, fully-catered, holiday in New Zealand aimed at Merino Muster WorldLoppet ski race competitors. We will provide everything you will need to train and prepare for the Merino Muster - luxury shared accommodation, healthy meals, transport to and from Snow Farm (the race venue) and expert on-snow support and guidance. 

We support cross country (XC) skiers of all levels of experience and fitness.  It doesn't matter if you are a seasoned veteran with many stamps on your WorldLoppet passport or a recreational XC skier needing support and encouragement at your first event.  We even encourage novices to give this sport a go. With our expert guidance, you'll push new limits, hone your skills and share your achievements with kindred spirits.  

All you have to do is SKI

We'll take care of all the rest

Why worry about logistics when you can benefit from our experience?  We will take care of all the details, leaving you to focus on your technique, fitness, the race, or any other personal goals you may have.  

Our Merino Muster event stay offers the following: 

- Pick up and drop off at Queenstown airport or hotel and daily transport to Snow Farm

- Luxury shared accommodation in a modern Wanaka home

- Healthy and energy rich meals

- Trail pass, ski waxing and race entry

- Expert technique advice from highly experienced XC skiers

See our Program for further details.

The Merino Muster - A WORLDLoppet ski race

The Merino Muster is a cross-country (XC) ski race of marathon distance - 42km.  The race is the New Zealand leg of the WorldLoppet tour, a season long series of international ski marathons.  
For less experienced skiers (or those that wish to sprint!) there are 21 km and 7 km options.  

We at Wanaka XC cater for both novice skiers and experienced skiers, giving everyone a chance to challenge themselves in their chosen race.  
All you need to do is bring your enthusiasm to become the best you can be by race day - all whilst enjoying the gorgeous surrounds of Wanaka and Snow Farm.

See our Race page to learn all about the Merino Muster, the WorldLoppet tour and how we will ensure you enjoy the experience of  this fantastic event.  

our guests say....

" I had the pleasure of being a member of the wanaka-xc team this year. And the reasons to recommend wanaka-xc stays are countless. Everything was organised perfectly. The base was luxurious and the view from the terrace absolutely breathtaking. The home-made meals were both healthy and delicious. I had an opportunity to learn how to skate properly and to meet wonderful people who share my passion for xc-skiing. We laughed endlessly, which wasn't always good for my sore ribs! The waxing hints I got are invaluable. 
Nicole and Tim were great hosts to Wanaka and Snow Farm. Always smiling, always there for you, ready to help and share their fully professional knowledge and experience."

Michal, Germany

2016

Franco, Italy

2016

" Wanaka XC Stay is the perfect organisation to participate at Worldloppet races - for a complete week all the pleasant aspects of Worldloppet are anticipated and enlarged with new friends of different cultures and countries, selected by the spirit of Worldloppet itself.
The team, motivated by the incoming race and relaxed by the perfect organisation finds very soon the affinities that will let them to be real friends.
I WAS THERE! "

" I had a fabulous time on Tim and Nicole’s Merino Muster trip.  Everything went so smoothly, the accommodation and meals were superb, the skiing was a hoot, we all had such a great time, and they made it all seem so effortless!  I couldn’t recommend this trip more highly. "

Simon, Australia

2017