Race Entry 

CONQUER world class trails 

2019 Race entry will open soon

  Terms and conditions explained below.
Race Handbook gives full details of this year’s race.

Race fees 2019

Entries are not yet open for 2019 race

Enter early for a discounted fee.

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(fees in NZ Dollars)
Merino Muster 42km
$99 if entry before 1 August
$109 before 30 August
$129 on race day

Snow Rake 21km
$65 if entry before 1 August
$75 before 30 August
$85 on race day

Under 18
$50 if entry before 1 August 
$70 before 30 August
$80 on race day

Straggle Muster 7km
$55 if entry before 1 August
$65 before 30 August
$75 on race day

Under 18
$35 if entry before 1 August
$45 before 30 August
$55 on race day

ski passes

Snow Farm NZ host the race on their excellent tracks.  
A track fee will be charged to train at Snow Farm on the days leading up to the race. Purchase a discounted pass with your entry

NOTE : For your safety, do not enter the Vehicle Proving Ground area - this is clearly marked and should be observed at all times. 

ski hire

No skis?  Dont worry we can set you up!
Hire race level Classic or Skating skis from Snow Farm.



For the skier: Snow Farm is offering ski courses Tuesday to Friday pre Merino Muster. Ski the race course over three days with an expert and prepare your skis for the race on Friday.

For the Novice: Have you ever aspired to ski in the Merino Muster? Here is an opportunity with no  previously skiing experience.  Spend the week at Snow Farm pre race and let the ski school prepare you for one of the three events.

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Whether you have never skied before, you’re an avid cross-country skier looking to improve your technique, or you’re an endurance-sports junkie looking to come out of winter fitter than ever before, the Snow Farm has a programme to help you meet your goals. These programmes are perfect preparation for the Merino Muster. 

There are programmes for kids as well, so the whole family can enter the races together.  All of the Snow Farm programmes are taught by expert ski instructors and have a focus on fun, fitness and skill development.

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We'd love to see you on the start line!