Question XC skiing in NZ on a budget

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Mister Tee on XC Skis, Oct 28, 2018.

  1. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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    Hi. Since I love XC skiing ,and I want to improve and I want to XC ski for more time than the Oz season permits I am thinking about XC skiing abroad.
    What kind of money I am looking at spending on a say 10 days of XC skiing in NZ in early spring.?Where might be the best place in NZ for XC skiing be situated ?
     
  2. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty
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    oreo One of Us
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    Yeah, snowfarm has a myriad of groomed trails. You can also pay for access/parking and head on to the public DOC land and Kirtle burn hut and stay there & cross-country around the rolling hills (ungroomed Bc) near the hut.
     
  4. Red_switch

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    Yeah, base yourself in Wanaka. Head to snow farm, then out onto the Pisa Range, and potentially also check out the Old Man/Old Woman Ranges. Depending on the snow there are other interesting options further afield including the Dunstan Mountains, Rock & Pillar Range and Lammerlaws (Lammerlaws are very low, but do get and hold quite a lot of snow in the right conditions, with a big area above the snowline).