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.

Spring Update

Spring has arrived and we still awesome conditions on the mountain! If you haven’t had a chance to hit the slopes yet we suggest you get on up here smartly as there are only a few days to go before the season closes on Sunday 27. September has been another great month with longer days and warmer weather on the horizon and despite it officially being spring there has been new snow and at times winter snow conditions! Our last event, Pirate Day, has been ticked off so thats a wrap for our hugely successful events calendar – thanks to everyone who got involved and indeed to those who helped run the events.

Summer At Cheeseman

With summer on the horizon we thought it was time to remind you that Cheeseman has lots to offer during the Spring and Summer months. All three of our Lodges are available for group hires and there are plently of activities in and around Cheeseman to keep you busy ranging from hiking, caving, mountain biking, rock climbing and much more. The mountain bike track network continues to grow so Forest Lodge is an ideal venue to base yourself from for a weekend or a few days Click Here for info on the extensive tracks in the Craigieburn area.

So whether you are looking for a family and friends weekend getaway through to a wedding Cheeseman has the venue for you – visit our Summer Accommodation page for pricing and booking options.