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 untracked 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.

Summer At Cheeseman

Happy New Year for 2014

Another busy summer is already well underway at Cheeseman! Many people don’t realise that running a ski field is more than just the winter months and in reality its a 12 month operation. Over the summer months we spend time carrying out maintenance and upgrading work on all our infrastructure and plant. We rely heavily on input  and labour from our members during summer workparties but also utilize specialist contractors which specific skills and expertise when required.

Of course all this work has to be slotted in whilst we continue to hire out our lodges over the summer months! The summer business is continuing to grow and the 2013 – 14 summer season is seeing record use of our Lodges for a number of activities including: Weddings, retreats, birthday parties, outdoor pursuits – the list goes on! All 3 of our Lodges are available for hire for group bookings over the summer months (Oct. – Apr.) to make an enquiry or to book Click Here.


Workparties are underway for the 2013 – 14 summer and February is looking like a busy month – Click here for further details