Ski Orienteering Champs 2022 - Day 1

Saturday 16 July 2022
Snow Farm NZ, Cardrona Valley
Event Type:
Ski Orienteering
Tim Sikma
Chris Forne
Emily Forne, Janet Musker

And Sunday 17 July 2022


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BOOK YOUR TRAIL PASS USING PROMO CODE SKIO (Sorry we don't have a gear hire discount this year, so you can not book a combo. Just order a trail pass and then your gear hire. It does still work out a fair bit cheaper than the combo)

Come along and enjoy a fun weekend of ski orienteering and racing.

Suitable for all ages and abilities, we will have a range of courses to cater for both novices and experts, so don't worry if you have never been on XC skis before. This will be a perfect opportunity for families to come along, being the middle weekend of the school holidays. Also acts as the (unofficial) New Zealand Ski Orienteering Champs, so an opportunity for some glory for those that are keen :)

Also a great opportunity to get in some practice for the Highland Events snow rogaine the following weekend.

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Directions:  Snow Farm NZ

Located high on the Pisa Range, the Snow Farm is accessed from the Cardrona Valley Road which connects Wanaka and Queenstown.  The road up to Snow Farm is not sealed but is suitable for most vehicles including 2WD cars.

All vehicles travelling to Snow Farm must carry chains in their car in the event it has or is snowing and the road conditions are such that chains must be fitted. Signage on the road will indicate where you should fit chains. These signs are there for your protection and must be obeyed.


Electronic punching: SFR system.

Cost: $20 per person (per day), plus trail fees (and hire) from the Snow Farm - Trail and Hire Fees.

The snow farm have disounted 50% from trail passes only this year but to get this discount you must enter the Ski-O and book your trail pass by midday Friday 15th

Enter online here.

Book your trail pass using promo code SKIO here.


Short (Kids Course) 15 min winning time (approximate)

Medium - 30 minutes winning time (approximate)

Long - 1 hour winning time (approximate)

Starting from 11:00pm - 2:00pm

Map scale 1:10000. Contour interval: 10m

Course Closure 3:00pm

Sunday - Score Event

1 hour and 2 hour score event (similar to a short rogaine, but can be done individually)

Registration 10:00am
Mass Start 10:30am

Map scale 1:15000. Contour interval: 10m

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Any questions please email or contact me through our facebook page. Looking forward to seeing you all up the mountain for some snowy, ski o fun!