Facilities + Accommodation
We have fantastic on-mountain facilities with the Snow Farm Lodge situated at the top of the Snow Farm Ski Area. There is also various accommodation at the base of the mountain in the picturesque Cardrona Valley. Or, another 20 minutes drive down the road and you are in Wanaka township.
The Snow Farm Lodge
Come and enjoy the tranquility of our mountain lodge!
Stay at the Snow Farm Lodge and enjoy freshly groomed trails the next morning. Stepping directly from the lodge's door onto groomed trails, it is less than a 3 minute ski to the biathlon range. Every season the lodge hosts many international biathlon and cross country ski teams.
The lodge is open for the winter season from early July until late September and is the perfect cross country skiing and biathlon training base! The 50 bed lodge has stunning views over the Snow Farm's main basin as well as of Mt Aspiring and the Southern Alps – you won’t get a better mountainous sunset anywhere in the world!
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Snow Farm Ski Trails
The Snow Farm Ski Area is your ideal winter destination!
Set high on the Pisa Range, in the heart of New Zealand's South Island, Snow Farm has 55km of scenic ski trails. Whether you want to train in biathlon or cross country skiing, simply experience the peace and tranquility of the secluded Pisa alpine valleys, or you are looking for a day of winter family fun - we have the trails and terrain for you.
For more information on trail passes, ski rental, ski lessons, back country hut bookings and much more, click
Cardrona Valley Accommodation
The Cardrona Valley township offers various accommodation from self-cater apartments and villas to the historic Cardrona Hotel.
All are located on the Crown Range Road between Wanaka and Queenstown and are only a 5 minute drive to the base of the mountain. It is a further 20-25 minute drive to the Snow Farm Lodge and Snow Farm ski base.
For more information regarding accommodation in the Cardrona Valley, please visit the Lake Wanaka tourism website
Photo credit: Nadine Cagney Photography
Wanaka offers a wide range of accommodation styles from luxury lodges, lakeside apartments and hotels, to affordable backpackers and motels to self-catering holiday home rentals.
Simply google Wanaka Accommodation and your usual sites appear: booking.com, AirBnB, TripAdvisor, Wanaka Accommodation, wotif and many many more!
Or, you can visit our official Lake Wanaka Lifestyle Reserve website and conduct an accommodation search from there.
For more information about accommodation in Wanaka, the Wanaka township and related activities, click