Celebrations at Snow Farm

Pictured: Snow Farm is celebrating 30 years of cross country skiing.

Snow Farm NZ is prepping for a big party this weekend as they celebrate the resort's 30th Anniversary Celebrations on Saturday August 3, with even more fun activities for the kids on Sunday August 4.

Snow Farm NZ is owned and operated by the Pisa Alpine Charitable Trust (PACT) and is operated on Queenstown Lakes District Council land. The resort is the only non-profit ski area in the Southern Lakes region. Founded in 1986 by Mary and John Lee on Waiorau Farm, the Snow Farm was the first cross-country ski area in New Zealand. Originally called the Waiorau Nordic Ski Area, (Waiorau was the Maori name that Ngai Tahu gave to the area), that translates to ‘the place of over one hundred waters’. The name was later changed to reflect its farming heritage.

The weekend’s festivities include a biathlon Range demo, a colouring competition, cross country chocolate fish races and tandem ski races, plus a buffet lunch. 

More details are on Snow Farm’s Facebook page.


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