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Merino Muster – New Zealand’s X-Country Ski Marathon
4 September 2021
The Merino Muster is New Zealand’s XC ski marathon, held since 1995. Skied across the stunning Pisa Range ski area at Snow Farm, it draws participants ranging from professional athletes to family groups. It is also an ideal introduction to the WorldLoppet series.
Choose your CHALLENGE!
The Straggle Muster
A 7 km loop contained within Snow Farm’s main bowl area. This event is designed for young or novice skiers, and family groups. The event typically takes skiers between 30 to 60 minutes to finish.
The 21km Snow Rake
The ‘half marathon’. It is spectacular and challenging event – particularly for novice skiers. The fastest will get around in under an hour, while others will be on course for up to 3 hours.
The 42km Merino Muster
The official WorldLoppet Marathon event. It’s length and severity is deemed tough enough to qualify as an international ski marathon and elite athletes from all over the world will be taking part. The Muster can be completed by a world class skier in under 2 hours – while others will be on course for up to 7 hours.
Wanaka XC guarantee entry into the event of your choice. And if you are unsure about distance, don’t worry, we can advise