Wanaka is a fabulous place at the best of times, but when winter comes and the fluffy stuff falls from the sky, the mountains are transformed into a Winter Wonderland. Of the many snow-based activities available, there is cross-country skiing at the Snow Farm just down the road (and up the hill) from where we live!

At the start of the season, we gave it a bash with our friends Katie and Paul and had a whale of a time. We went during locals day, which offered a very cheap package of ski equipment rental and a lesson. We took to it pretty easily, technically it isn’t difficult at all but physically it can be hard work. The other great thing about cross-country skiing is that you can have a good old natter friends as you amble along the many trails on the farm. We loved it. There are lots of other snow-based activities at the farm, which we want to try, as well as trails that go off piste to huts where you can stay overnight. It seems that there are lots of adventures to be had…

Great fun – we recommend!

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