What was meant to be a couple of hours playing in the snow with the kids whilst admiring the views, turned into a day of firsts and fun!
Located in the heart of the South Island of New Zealand, high on the Pisa Range, The Snow Farm is easily accessed from both Wanaka (45 minutes) and Queenstown (1 hour 25 minutes). Its unique location provides stunning views of the Southern Alps and particularly Tititea or Mount Aspiring.Snow Farm is owned and operated by the Pisa Alpine Charitable Trust (PACT) and is the only non-profit ski area in the Southern Lakes region.
PACT was formed to secure the ownership of the Snow Farm to ensure that the area remains available for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, summer recreational activities, along with winter and summer educational programmes.
Having visited Snow Farm a few years ago when the kids were young, we thought we’d re-visit on our recent trip to Wanaka. We had decided to pay the $10 each for a day pass to their Snow Fun Zone which is a safe space for kids to enjoy all the classic winter activities (building snowmen, having snowball fights and making snow angels). The kids had a ball, especially when we hired some tubes and let them loose down the 150-meter tubing hill!