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Snow Farm

Wanaka, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7542
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expensive place to stay, but well worth it

Great spot with tremendous views. Great food and comfortable rooms. The dog sledding is well worth... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
Ian F
Hamilton, NZ
Wnderful Experience

the drive upto the Snow Farm alone is stunning, wide and an easy mountain road to drive with a few... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
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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  • Very good36%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“fun zone” (8 reviews)
“dog sledding” (5 reviews)
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Wanaka, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7542
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

Great spot with tremendous views. Great food and comfortable rooms. The dog sledding is well worth while. Just going to hear the 'dog choir' is an experince in itself. The cross country skiing is not as easy as it looks!

Thank Ian F
Reviewed 6 September 2017

the drive upto the Snow Farm alone is stunning, wide and an easy mountain road to drive with a few pull over spots on the way to take pictures from. We had never tried cross country skiing before. The instruction was brilliant with gear included...More

Thank ActionAdventurer
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We have been there with our 5 year old. She absolutely loved playing in fun zone. Building a snow man, tobogganing, snow ball fights... We took a ski lessons as well : very organised n quick gear sorting. Really helpful staffs. All the facilities available....More

1  Thank tanvi10v
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We spent three days here cross-country skiing after a gap of thirty years. The drive up from the main highway is interesting but not too daunting. The facilities and trails are very good.

Thank Latimers
Reviewed 26 August 2017

It was totally amazing! We booked it 3 weeks in advance and then we were super lucky with the weather. The gamble paid off. Our first time on skis, beautiful hut, cold, crispy night with heaps of stars! We kept the fire going all night...More

Thank Aija S
Reviewed 16 August 2017

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 15 August 2017 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 13 August 2017 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 13 August 2017 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 5 August 2017 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
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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.