Welcome to Cheeseman

Cheeseman is a friendly ski area which promotes a fun, family environment in an alpine setting. We are open to the public (you don’t need to be a member to ski here) and are the closest club ski area to Christchurch,¬† just 90 minutes (approximately 99km) drive away. The mountain has a sunny aspect with groomed runs and off-piste terrain catering for all abilities. It has two T-bar lifts (Main T-bar and Ridge T-bar) which provide access to the whole mountain; and a learners’ rope tow in a dedicated learners’ area. For adventurers looking for un-tracked trails and off-piste experiences, Mt Cockayne offers challenging skiing and fantastic views of the Craigieburn Range. The Ridge T-bar also offers access to the back country for day trips. Please note that there is no ski patrol beyond the ski area boundary therefore you are entirely responsible for your own safety.

Happy New Year

Firstly we’d like to wish everyone a happy new year for 2015 – hopefully you enjoyed a break over the Christmas / New Year period? Summer is well and truely here and its been great to be able to enjoy some fantastic weather around the country, its almost been a summer like the ones we remember as kids – long and hot!

As everyone starts getting into the groove of 2015 so to are we starting to get organised for the 2015 season. Planning for workparties is now underway with a couple locked in already for February. Check out the Workparty Page for further info. and as we confirm further dates they will be posted. ¬†Internal repairs to the Daylodge will most likely be done with a combination of paid contractors and club labour so this combined with everything else thats got to be done before the winter eill mean there’s no lack of work for everyone.

Don’t forget the Cheeseman Lodges are available for hire during the summer months and what better place could there be to spend some relaxing time doing what you enjoy in the great NZ outdoors. Contact us now for availability and summer accommdation options or check-out the Summer accommodation page