The Merino Muster is a cross country ski event with a marathon distance and shorter fun events for all level of cross country skier from beginner to expert, similar to city runners marathon. Merino Muster, held at New Zealand's Snow Farm is on the 31st August 2024, is a one of Worldloppet family of ski races held one week after the Kangaroo Hoppet.
31/8/2024 - 31/8/2024

42 km Merino Muster race THE COURSE – The Merino Muster leads you around the spectacular Snow Farm trail network. For the competitive skier, there is a significant variety of terrain with regular feed stations around the course. For the Novice there is the 7km 14km and 21km where you can relax and enjoy the atmosphere while gazing at the feed stations and chatting with other skiers and volunteers. ​plus the ever popular 1km for the under 10’s. Team sections in the shorter events.

All events start with a 7km loop in the main basin where all the spectators can watch their friends and family as they wind their way around Marys Trail, Merino Glen and Highlander. The 7km competitors finish at the lodge ( the 14km repeats the 7km loop) with the 21km and 42km heading out around the River Run and The Loop skiing beside the tranquil Meg River past the Meadow and Reid Hut, returning to the Lodge where the 21km finish and the Merino Muster skiers ski through the stadium out onto Hanging Halley across Musterers Flat to Meadow hut and back through Tranquility on to the Top of the Loop and back to the Finish area.