Mountain News – Summertime Update

We have a few projects to get our teeth into over the summer months and these include upgrading our bulk diesel storage tanks at the base area and putting a new haul rope on our Main T-Bar (the original one having completed 39 seasons of operation!) Workparties get underway in November and you can check-out the workparty Schedule by Clicking Here.

The lodges are available for hire over the summer months so why not get a group together and come up to enjoy the Craigieburn Basin and surrounding areas where there’s heaps to do including; Tramping, climbing, abseiling, biking, caving, water sport activities at nearby Lake Pearson etc. For more info on Summer lodge hire Click Here

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.