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.
Winter Is On Its Way
A sure sign that winter is on its way is turning back the clocks after daylight saving! The days are now getting shorter and the temperatures are dropping! Already we’ve experienced a couple of fresh dustings on the mountains so the winter hype can begin! Opening date is locked in for Saturday 6th July and pre-season preparations are well in hand.
Our popular Ski Weeks are filling fast so be sure to book in quickly to avoid disappointment! A busy Events Calendar is planned again for this season so all we need now is the snow!
New Look Website
Welcome to our new website which is fresh off the web developers computer for the 2013 winter season! Our old site had served us well for about 4 years but was in need of an overhaul – we hope you enjoy the new look version.
We are currently planning for a 2nd webcam further up the mountain to give a better perspective of the upper mountain conditions which aren’t always portrayed that well by the base area camera. The recent purchase of a Go Pro camera will also help us promote the ski area during the winter with regular video updates and good quality photos for the site and other social media sites including our Facebook page.
Cheeseman E-News will again be a regular feature during the season giving you weekly updates of whats been happening and whats coming up. The E-news template has received a new look at the same time as the website so we hope you enjoy the first one which is due out very soon?