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.

Primary & Intermediate Race Update – 24 August

We regret to have to advise you that we have decided to cancel the P&I races for 2014. This winter snow season has been late and has not produced big snow falls which we have had other years. We have hoped that we would have another good snow fall before next weekend but unfortunately with a high pressure weather system locked in place over us at present  there is no significant snow in the forecast for the next 5 – 7 days. Read More