Mountain News

After a bit of a delay the snow has arrived and its all go up here. Early season conditions exist and snow cover is still thin in some areas so please ski and ride with care. Holiday 2 Ski Week is in full swing and we are expecting more snow later this week and the long term forecast showing a clear weekend ahead. Please make sure you check the daily report for up to date snow, weather and road conditions.

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.

What’s Been Happening

The workparty season has been steadily chipping away at all the routine maintenance projects including a big painting project on parts of Forest Lodge exterior and there has been a large amount of maintenance going into the lifts and machinery. We are still working towards the installation of a new patrol shack at the top of the Ridge T Bar for this winter which replaces the ageing “Top Box”