Relax in style and comfort 

Soak up the views in a mountain paradise

* panoramic images courtesy of Si Williams - see his blog here

Lake Wanaka - a lifestyle reserve

Wanaka, nestled at the base of Mt Aspiring National Park is the closest town to Snow Farm.  This laid-back mountain town, 45 minutes from Snow Farm, is home to numerous professional athletes and Olympians.   It's also blessed with incredible scenery and fantastic winter weather, being in the rain shadow of the Aspiring mountains range. Our base is located 500m from the town centre and has gorgeous views of the lake and surrounding mountains.  

We have designed our itinerary to give you opportunity to explore the town's attractions and are happy to help you with advice. Our privately chartered vehicle is available for us to use for any other trips the group would like to do.

Our base in Wanaka

Rest, recovery and relaxation are not only key components of any good training plan, they're vital ingredients for your general well-being too. That's why at Wanaka XC we've placed great emphasis on ensuring high levels of rest and relaxation are experienced, especially in the lead up to the race, so that you feel ready for race day. 

For our ski stay we will aim to be back in Wanaka after skiing by 4 pm, so there is plenty of time to take a walk around town before dinner.

For our swim and swimrun stays there will be more time to relax, unless you are up for a few spectacular walks that are calling out for you!

For the full itinerary take a look at our ski program and swim program


The Krook

The Krook is our chosen accommodation because of its location, views, modern and stylish fit out. The Krook has been designed with relaxation in mind, ticking both the privacy boxes along with providing ample space for our group entertainment activities.  Tucked away in a quiet street, this house has stunning views of Lake Wanaka and the stunning snow-capped mountains from upstairs and downstairs lounges and decking

With views of Lake Wanaka it's perfect for post-training relaxation and watching from the balcony as the sun sets over Mount Aspiring National Park.  You can enjoy the 3 minute leisurely stroll across the park to the wonderful cafes and diverse restaurants, in the Wanaka village centre.


The 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms will comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests in style. There are two king size double rooms, two queen size double rooms and a twin room.

We don't have a single supplement policy - but we can help you if you are interested in arranging a twin share with another of our guests.


The Wanaka XC ski stay include a sports massage delivered by expert therapist right in your own bedroom at the Krook. This will be provided before or after your race, as requested by yourself.  You can opt to have additional massages by our therapist, just let us know and we can arrange this for you.

Eat, drink, replenish

We use Wanaka's fine and fresh local produce to fuel you with the ultimate nutrition during your week. Breakfast and dinner are laid-back, sociable occasions. For our ski stay lunch is prepared at the Krook before we depart. For our swim and swimrun stays lunch can be prepared at your leisure at the Krook.

We will provide:

Daily Breakfast, lunch makings and supplies of tea of coffee at Base.

Evening meals for five nights in house, one night out in town - leaving you with one night to explore the many restaurants in town.  We will ensure that everyone's individual needs are catered for and if you have any special dietary requirements, please advise and we will aim to cater for them.

For further information on our menu, please contact us.

* panoramic images courtesy of Si Williams - see his blog here