THe Merino Muster

Wanaka, New Zealand

27 Aug - 3 Sep 2018

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.  

images courtesy of Si Williams

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.  

New to XC Skiing?

Aerobic sport at its extreme

We are passionate about introducing athletes from other sports to the aerobic joys of XC skiing.  XC skiing is the perfect winter cross-training activity for a range of sports including cycling, running, swimming and triathlon.

See our Novice page for further details of how XC skiing can fit into your program this winter.

Your Base : Wanaka

Why Wanaka? 

Lake Wanaka - a lifestyle reserve

Wanaka, nestled at the base of Mt Aspiring National Park is the closest town to Snow Farm.  This laid-back mountain town, 45 minutes from Snow Farm, is home to numerous professional athletes and Olympians.   It's also blessed with incredible scenery and fantastic winter weather, being in the rain shadow of the Aspiring mountains range. Our base is located 500m from the town centre and has gorgeous views of the lake and surrounding mountains.  

We have designed our itinerary to give you opportunity to explore the town's attractions and are happy to help you with advice. Our privately chartered vehicle is available for us to use for any other trips the group would like to do.