The Awakino Ski Field is a friendly and affordable club-operated skifield situated high in the St Marys Range near Kurow in the Waitaki Valley. The field is situated in a sunny, north-facing valley with fantastic views over the Waitaki Valley and Hakataramea. It boasts one and a half high-speed rope tows, queues are unheard of and a busy day means more than 10 people.
It is renowned for its deep wind-blown powder, fantastic terrain suiting all abilities, and its pioneering spirit. There is extensive ski-touring on the ranges just beyond the ski field boundaries.
Awakino is located near Kurow in the Waitaki valley. Please make arrangements with the club before visiting the field!
Take State Highway 82 or 83 to Kurow.
From Kurow take Ferguson or Wynyard St to Manse Road.
Turn right onto Cattle Valley Road.
Turn left on Awakino Skifield Road.
Follow the road through farmland where it passes deer fences, then crosses the Awakino River (east branch) concrete bridge and a Private Property sign.
You are now on private property. Please respect this and obey normal rural etiquette.
David Campbell Phone: 021 0243 9273 John Hamilton Phone: 021 890 584