Closed For 2016
Ok folks we’ve had to make the hard decision to close up for the season. Rain set in during the small hours of Friday morning and has persisted all day melting out what little snow we had remaining on the lower tracks and trails and it is now un-safe to operate.
We’ve got plenty of work lined up for summer and we’ll keep you posted via Facebook. Don’t forget the Lodges are available for hire over the summer months which offers a completely different perspective to the winter time.
On behalf of the 2016 staff crew and the Management Committee thanks for your support over the past 3 months and we look forward to seeing you back for winter 2017. Have an enjoyable and safe summertime.
Saturday night at Snowline Lodge will be our end of season dinner and party. Saturday night is still going ahead regardless of no skiing so please come and celebrate the season with the staff – we have beds available so please contact the mountain to arrange as the online bookings have been blocked off.
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.
What’s Been Happening
Last summer was a busy one with several big projects on the go up on the hill . Beginners and Intermediate skiers can now enjoy an easier transition down from Tower 5 to Tower 3 area via a newly developed track which is wider and less steep than the former track which ran from Lunch Rock to the Tower 3 load area. Other projects have included completing the re-roof of Snowline Lodge and the commencement of a 3 year replacement schedule our bulk diesel tanks. Of course there’s be a lot of other work going on behind the scenes to make the operation run smoother and ultimately make your visit to Cheeseman more enjoyable.