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.

Autumn Update

April is already upon us and there is a distinct change in weather as the days grow shorter and shorter. The tree’s are changing colour and Daylight saving is nearly over – winter is just aroiund the corner!

Its currently all go on the internal fit-out of our Daylodge after storm damage in October last year. We have a number of contractors working to a tight schedule which will see the building completed by the end of April in time for a wedding in early May and then the start of the season in late June. Visually there won’t be much change but we are taking the opportunity to improve areas such as insulation, lighting and the sound system while the work is occuring. Check-out our Facebook page for weekly picture updates. Elswhere around the mountain the routine maintenance continues as we ready the buildings, plant and machinery for the 2015 winter season.

We have a number of workparties on the go during April so make sure you check out the Workparty page for further information so you can meet your workparty obilgations before the 31 May prior to the 2015 season.

We are still looking for a few key fulltime staff members for the 2015 season who have relevant experience. Check-out the Jobs page for more info and how to apply.