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.
Winter 2014 – Think Snow!
Unfortunately mother nature is holding back the white stuff at the moment and we are only one good snow fall away from opening. We have a light covering of snow over the mountain but there isn’t enough to safely operate the lifts or ski runs. Temperatures are cold at present and we continue to wait for further weather systems which we are confident will bring some precipitation of the white variety with them!
Keep an eye on the snow report and webcams for current conditions and If you need to get in touch please call our Christchurch number 03 344-3247 and not the mountain number.