Merino Muster

Country:  Latitude: -44.8941 N, Longitude: 169.102 W
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World Loppet Magazine Ep 2 2017

The 1st formal Merino Muster was held in 1995 CSL staff had been instrumental in the development of cross country skiing in Australia and John Burridge a CSL manager had become an enthusiastic supporter of Snow Farm. He wanted to sponsor a race for farmers. The competitors in the Snow Rake, after completing the Straggle Muster, ski through the picturesque Meg River valley to the Meadow Hut. The Meg Hut drink station, crew headed by Linzi, are always good for a chat. They stay overnight ready for the onslaught of skiers in the morning. There is a gentle climb to the top of the Loop and then its back to the Lodge stadium to Finish with a stop at the Loop drink station. The Merino Muster skiers go to the south after completing the Snow Rake. The views of the rocks, above the Meg river where the sheep hid from the musterers, are spectacular. The Remarkables mountain range dominates the backdrop at the south end of the course. The final kilometres cross Musterers flat, revisit the Meadow Hut crew, back along the top of the loop to the Finish Stadium, where they are presented with a Merino Muster medal. The course skis well and is without sharp corners and any steep downhills have flat exits.

The 1st formal Merino Muster was held in 1995 CSL staff had been instrumental in the development of cross country skiing in Australia and John Burridge a CSL manager had become an enthusiastic supporter of Snow Farm. He wanted to sponsor a race for farmers. The competitors in the Snow Rake, after completing the Straggle Muster, ski through the picturesque Meg River valley to the Meadow Hut. The Meg Hut drink station, crew headed by Linzi, are always good for a chat. They stay overnight ready for the onslaught of skiers in the morning. There is a gentle climb to the top of the Loop and then its back to the... » Full Description

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Overview

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Terrain

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Halfpipes
XcountryYes

Night

NightskiingYes
NightliftsYes
NightverticalYes
NightrunsYes

Snowmaking

SnowmakingYes
Snowguns
Snowmakingarea
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Hire

SkihireYes
Snowboard hireYes
ClothingNo
SnowshoesNo

Demos

DemosNo
SnowsportsadultsNo
Snowsportschildren
GuidesNo

Services

BankNo
ChildcareNo
TicketallianceNo

Distance

DomairQueenstown
Distdomair50 mins
IntairQueenstown
Distintair50 mins
RailwayNA
DistrailwayNA

Tours

SnowmobiletoursNo
SleighridesNo
HorseridingNo
IceskatingNo

More to Hire

XcountryhireYes
TelemarkYes
ToboggansNo
TubingNo
SnowmobileYes

Other

IceskatinghireNo
HockeyrinkNo
CurlingNo
HeliskiingNo