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.

Its A Wrap

Unfortuately the 2014 season is all over! After a frustratingly late start to the season we have enjoyed day after day of bluebird weather here in the Craigieburn Range and whilst its been pretty stunning the hot warm temperatures have taken their toll on the snowpack and with nothing in the forecast for the next few days we had to make the hard decision to shut for the season.

Whilst its been a short season we’re glad everyone made the most of it got up here. We’d like to thank all our loyal customers for their support and here’s hoping the 2015 season will be the one to remember!

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?

Keep an eye on these pages for updates over summer on workparties, activities and fresh news as it comes to hand.