DOGS AT SNOW FARM
At Snow Farm NZ we recognise that your pup is a part of your family and that he or she could enjoy the Snow Farm NZ trails as much as, if not more than, you do. Outside of our winter operating period you are welcome to bring your dog. In winter providing you have a valid Dog Day Pass or Dog Season Pass, you can take your dog with you for an adventurous ski or snowshoe on our 55km of trails or off piste.
Please respect the fact the access road is through a working farm and do not stop to let your dog out to toilet or run.
Dogs must be kept ON LEASH around the base facilities and on the following trails: River Run (3.7km), Merino Glen (4km), Highlander (1.9km) and 2006 (1km).
Dogs may be OFF LEASH if under voice control and within sight of the handler on the following trials: Dog Loop (1.7km), Hanging Valley (7.1km) and Gorge Trail (3.1km).
Please note: We cannot allow dogs in huts overnight, for health and hygiene reasons.
All owners must carry doggie bags to clean up after their dogs. Dog sled teams can only run on the Dog Loop. Please see below for further terms and conditions to familiarise yourself with before purchasing a dog pass.
Terms and Conditions
SNOW FARM NZ
WHERE CAN YOU SKI OR SNOWSHOE WITH YOUR DOG?
• Trails permitted to be used with dogs ON LEASH: Highlander, Merino Glen,
River Run, The Loop, Dog Loop, 2006
• Trails permitted to be used with dogs OFF LEASH: Hanging Valley and
• Dog sled teams are only permitted to run on the Dog Loop.
DOG PASS RULES
• All dogs must be on a leash near the facility and in parking lots.
• Leashes/tethers cannot exceed 4 feet
• Dogs are strictly forbidden to be inside the Meadow, Bob Lee or Daisy Lee huts.
• Dogs may not be tethered or left unattended on/near the facility.
• Dogs are not permitted in the Snow Farm Lodge Reception, Cafe,
Restaurant or Rentals Area, with the exception of exempted service dogs
or by prior arrangement with Snow Farm Lodge management.
• Dog owners must report any incidents to Snow Farm NZ Ltd staff
immediately. Should your dog become injured, Snow Farm NZ cannot
DOG TRAIL RULES
• Owner/handler to dog ratio may not exceed 1:1 unless tethered to a sled
for the purposes of sled dogging or Skijorers may have more than one dog
only by the express permission of management.
• Handlers must have a season pass or day ticket to access trails in addition
to the dog season pass.
• Dogs must be on a leash in the carpark and when entering the lodge to be
taken through to the trails.
• Dogs are only allowed on designated trails and at designated times.
• Dogs must be kept ON LEASH around the base facilities and on the
following trails: Highlander, Merino Glen, River Run, The Loop, Dog Loop
• Dogs may be OFF LEASH if under voice control and within sight of the
handler on Hanging Valley and Gorge Trail.
• Dog owners must clean up after dogs immediately.
• Dog owners must report any incidents to Snow Farm NZ Ltd staff
• Sled dog teams must have a valid pass for each dog.
• Dogs must access the trails via the south gate.
YOUR DOG WILL NOT BE WELCOME ON THE PROPERTY IF:
• The dog displays or is perceived to display aggressive or dangerous
• The dog bites and/or nips a person, dog, or cause property damage, and/
or is directly or indirectly involved in an incident.
• The owner cannot demonstrate voice control when asked by Snow Farm
NZ Ltd staff.
Check the daily trail grooming report on the website
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WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY PLEASE READ, SIGN AND SUBMIT THIS RELEASE AND WAIVER LIABILITY WITH YOUR DPG REGISTRATION FORM
I am aware that during the course of my visit at Snow Farm NZ Cross Country Ski Area that certain inherent risks are involved because I am attending with my dog. In consideration for being allowed to visit the Snow Farm NZ Cross Country Ski Area with my dog, I agree to assume FULL AND TOTAL liability for any and all damages including, but not limited to, injury to a person, property, or other dog that are alleged to have been casual in total, or in part by the direct or indirect activities of my dog, myself, and/or other persons at the Snow Farm NZ Cross Country Ski Area with my dog.
I agree to HOLD HARMLESS and INDEMNIFY from any cause of action, that directly or indirectly involves my dog, Snow Farm NZ Ltd, and all officers, agents, employees, and other individuals acting in an official or advisory capacity. I agree to pay for association costs, attorney fees and court costs incurred by the above-mentioned parties to defend any actions. I hereby certify to the following facts:
- I am the owner of the dog visiting the Snow Farm NZ Cross Country Ski Area and facilities;
- I will be in control of my dog at all times while at Snow Farm NZ Cross Country Ski Area and facilities;
- All of the information contained in this contained in this 2018 Snow Farm Dog Pass Application and Release and Waiver of Liability is accurate;
- My dog has not been deemed a dangerous or potentially dangerous animal at any time in the past;
- My dog has never caused a problem in a crowded public environment such as the Snow Farm NZ Cross Country Area and facilities;
- If my dog should bite a person, bite another dog, cause property damage, and/or be directly or indirectly involved in an incident I agree to the following:
- Report the incident immediately to a Snow Farm NZ Ltd staff member; and,
- Keep my dog available until I have received instructions from the Snow Farm NZ Ltd staff and/or local authorities regarding the required procedures.
When can I take my dog off its leash?
When you’ve reached the Hanging Valley trail. Remember you must always keep your dog under control. Any incident involving any of our other guests will most likely result in your dog’s day or season pass being revoked, and banned for the remainder of the season.
I have a sled dog team. What passes do I need?
You need one pass for your sled, therefore validating any dog attached to the sled. You will also need a valid day trail or season pass for the musher.
Why is it only one dog per person?
With prior approval, you may have more than one dog. However, we are mindful that more than one dog on a leash while skiing dramatically increases the space you require and poses a greater risk to other guests if you are unable to control your dogs.
I’d like a Skijor. Is this possible?
A Skijorer is someone who has 1+ dogs attached to them for the purpose of towing them around the trails. You may skijor with one dog on any of our dog-friendly trails. That said, if you wish to have more than one dog you must stick to the Dog Loop and have prior permission from Snow Farm NZ Management.