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Just over an hours drive from Christchurch, Cheeseman offers a friendly, fun, family, accessible, alpine experience to its customers. We are a smaller ski area which operates all regular aspects of a commercial ski area operation and we also own and operate two accommodation lodges. With competitive remuneration including meals, accommodation and ski passes we provide a seamless deal that enables our staff to enjoy working and living in the mountains.

We have a strong contingent of returning staff that work well as a team and look forward to working with additional new team members. We have high professional standards and expect staff to work with a positive and enthusiastic attitude. Working in a small team demands flexibility, a willingness to help out to cover others days off and especially when things get busy!

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Current vacancies for Winter 2024 apply now

Cook and Stores

We are looking for a person who has a flair for and ability to prepare food but perhaps isn't necessarily a trained or experienced cook - if you are that's even better! Under the guidance of our Lodge Manager you will be preparing and serving at least two of our three daily meals in our accommodation Lodge for up to 70 guests and 16 + staff. You will report to the Lodge Manager and will also have other responsibilities which will include ordering and receiving weekly stores, keeping the kitchen in a clean and fit for purpose state and adhering to our Food Safety Plan at all times. This is one of our most important roles on the mountain - keeping people fed and happy means they have an excellent experience off the snow before they head out onto the snow! Make no mistake this a high pressure and extremely busy role at times but is very rewarding and if you are organised there can be some downtime during the day to get out on the snow for a ski or ride! There will be close support available for this role so don't let the description daunt you. On mountain accommodation & meals are provided for this role at a nominal weekly charge.

  • Positions avaliable: 1
  • Start date: 08/07/2024
  • End date: 29/09/2024

Groomer Operator

We are looking for 1 full time groomer operator to carry out our daily field grooming requirements. We have 2 x Pisten Bully machines, a PB200 "The Edge" free groomer (this is our main machine) and a PB300W which carries out some limited steeper terrain grooming from time to time each week as dictated by storms, weather and patronage. Hours each night can vary dependent on weather, patronage on the hill and special grooming requirements but between operation and care of the machine/s along with assisting in other areas of the operation this is a full time position for the entire winter season The ideal person will have at least a couple of seasons under their belt and be able to work un-supervised during the evening and / or early morning. Winch operation would also be an advantage. We would prefer that applicants have a working understanding of machinery and a basic mechanical ability - these are not new machines so they do break down! Experience in operation of other machinery such as a Grader would be a definite advantage. You will need a can do attitude positive attitude and flexibility to adapt to new situations and experiences. We offer the change to learn new skills through out the operation and encourage staff to get out skiing / Riding when possible each day. On mountain accommodation & meals are provided for this role at a nominal weekly charge. We can possibly assist appropriately skilled applicants with securing working holiday or New Zealand Work Visa. To Apply or find out some more info hit the APPLY NOW button below! *Please note Start & Finish dates are approximate

  • Positions avaliable: 1
  • Start date: 08/07/2024
  • End date: 29/09/2024

Grader Operator

We are looking for someone with Grader operating experience and a can do attitude! We have a Champion 720a VHP grader fitted with front mounted snow plough blade. Preferably you will have operated a machine in snow clearing operations / mountain environment although training is available. The role also involves daily road inspections (sometimes several a day), assisting clients who may run into bother on the access road either by getting stuck or with chain issues. We would also like someone with some mechanical aptitude who can help with general servicing and light repairs as they arise. On mountain accommodation & meals are provided for this role at a nominal weekly charge. *Please note Start & Finish dates are approximate

  • Positions avaliable: 1
  • Start date: 08/07/2024
  • End date: 29/09/2024

Ski Instructor

We require the services of 1 Ski instructor to join our small and very personable ski school team for the 2024 season. You will find yourself teaching a huge variety of clients of all levels in downhill skiing and meeting many new faces / friends during your time as an instructor at Cheeseman. The Ski School also helps out with a wide variety of other tasks around the ski area depending on your skills, but you must not be shy of picking up a shovel to help clear the decks along with many other tasks - you'll take away from your experience what you put in! Applicants must have NZSIA Level 2 as minimum requirement and minimum 2 seasons experience teaching / instructing within the ski industry. We can assist appropriately skilled applicants with securing working holiday or New Zealand Work Visa. On mountain accommodation & meals are provided for this role at a nominal weekly charge. *Please note Start & Finish dates are approximate

  • Positions avaliable: 1
  • Start date: 08/07/2024
  • End date: 29/09/2024