About the club

The Waiorau Nordic Sports Club

The club was founded in 1993 and registered officially in 1995. Originally named Wanaka Nordic Ski Club, and in 2013 re-named as the Waiorau Nordic Sports Club to recognise the area in which the ski field lies and to encompass all nordic sport enjoyed there.

Benefits of being a Club Member

Every club member benefits from:

  • A discount on Merino Muster entry of 20%.
  • Regular social activities and newsletters.
  • A weekly social hour at Snow Farm Lodge lounge during the ski season.
  • Dedicated Snow Farm ski lockers enabling  you keep your skis at the snow for a token cost.
  • Free club ski races throughout the season.
  • The chance to be awarded at the end of season prize giving (all abilities recognised).
  • A family friendly, supportive and inclusive atmosphere.
  • Supporting youth development with fundraising activities
  • Driving Snow Farm facility improvements to help members ski experience

2019 Calendar

Season Opening Friday, 21st  June Snow Farm opens for 2019.
Cobweb Classic Race  12:00pm Saturday, 22nd June Blow out the cobwebs from the summer with this fun race. Short distances (1 or 5km) and either Skate or Classic technique.
Club Social 2:30pm Every Saturday from 22nd June Come and celebrate the season opening, with a drink at the Snow Farm Lodge bar.
Club Afternoon Tea  2:30pm Saturday, 6th July Welcome tea for members and any interested in joining. Enjoy a social tea on the Snow Farm Lodge veranda (near bar). Please bring a plate to share.
The Chocolate Fish Fun Race  1:30pm Saturday, 13th July A fun race for all skiers
Snow Farm Rogaine  10:00am Saturday, 20th July In association with Highland Events we will be hosting a 3 and 6 hour Rogaine. Snow Shoe, Back-country ski, X-C Ski around the Pisa to locate all the checkpoints.
The Farm Ski  11:30am Saturday,  27th July to 17th August inc. A fun, simple 5km ski trial. Held on Saturday mornings at the same time and on the same course. Watch how you improve each week! Open for all skiers – all standards. Free entry for members.
30th Anniversary Celebrations  All day Saturday, 3rd August Fun ski events to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the club.
Wanaka Ski Club Championships 10:00am Saturday, 10th August The annual ski club XC championships. A Classic race at 10am followed by a Skate race at 11am
Meadow Hut Social lunch  1:00pm Saturday, 10th August Following the club championships – bring your lunch to Meadow Hut for a social lunch and afternoon fun

Full Moon Fondue

(Snow Farm Event)

 5:30pm Friday, 16th August Ski under moonlight and finish with a feast in the Snow Farm Lodge

The Kirtle Burner

(Snow Farm Event)

 10:00am Saturday, 24th August

21 km skate race.

The epic Kirsty Burn and Top Beat trails will be groomed for this season highlight.

The Merino Muster All day Saturday, 31st August New Zealand’s Worldloppet Race with 1km, 7km, 21km and 42km freestyle divisions.

NZ Secondary Schools Championships

(Snow Farm Event)

 All day Sunday, 15th September To be confirmed
Closing Day Sunday, 22nd September Last day of the 2019 ski season
Huts and Trails close for the season Sunday, 6th October You are welcome to enjoy the spring skiing on the Pisa. We won’t be open but you can come up and ski on the trails and stay in the huts.

How to Join

Join now or Renew your Membership

Thank you for supporting the the Waiorau Nordic Sports Club.  To complete your membership, please fill in the online registration form below and pay by internet banking.
Annual membership is valid from 20 June.


  • Families-$50
  • Single Adult -$20
  • Seniors (over 60)-$15
  • Juniors single (18 yrs and under) $10
  • Locker for ski storage (limited numbers) $15

Lockers email Thelma treasurerwnsc@gmail.com  to check availability.  Please note, security of lockers is the user’s responsibility. Any equipment or personal items stored in the lockers or locker room are at the member’s own risk.  If the locker is damaged please report this to the club treasurer.

Payment: Internet banking

  • Bank Account # 03 1739 0009788 00
  • Reference: Your name
  • Particulars: Subscription type


Awards 2018

2018 WAIORAU NORDIC SPORTS CLUB Awards YOUTH AWARDS 2018 Best Senior Boy  – Campbell Wright Best Senior Girl  – Olivia Jones Best Junior Boy – Daniel Wright Best Junior Girl – Olivia Helmore Most Improved Skier – Charlie Helmore Most Promising Skier – Leo Staufenberg Most Dedicated Skier and Improved – Ben McMurray Rookie of …