2024 SEASON OPENING – SATURDAY 13 JULY

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Lift prices, season passes, member prices, special deals and rentals. All the information you need for a great snow experiance, in one place.

Accommodation

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Discover Canterbury’s easiest access, ski in, ski out on mountain accommodation. Enjoy hot showers and sunset drenched decks.

Snow School

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Highly skilled instructors want to share their knowledge with you. We can do private or group lessons, which ever one you prefer.


Mt Cheeseman ski fieldA friendly ski area near Christchurch NZ

We are open to the public, and welcome all skiers and snowboarders.

  • Convenient: second closest ski area to Christchurch, New Zealand. Just a 90 minute drive.
  • Easy access: drop off your gear right at the Daylodge 20 metres from the lifts (car park just a short stroll away).
  • Easy lifts: two T-bars and 1 learners’ rope tow right next to our base area lodges (no nutcrackers required).
  • Fun terrain: groomed intermediate runs, off-piste steeper terrain for advanced skiers, and a dedicated learners’ area.
  • Quench your thirst and appetite: Day Lodge with licenced cafe, barista coffee and sun-drenched deck
  • Stay & play: two accommodation lodges: Snowline is catered, ski in, ski out accommodation. Forest Lodge is backpacker accommodation nestled in bush next to the ice skating rink and hiking/biking trails at the base of the mountain (open all year).

Cheeseman’s uncrowded slopes, cozy lodges and friendly vibe attract families and adventurers who share a love of the outdoors.

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2024 NZ Ski holiday package prices 

Ski week

5 days 4 nights

Includes: 5 days lift passes Mon-Fri; 4 nights accommodation in a shared bunkroom Mon-Thurs; 3 group lessons Tues-Thurs; 3 meals a day; 2 Cheeseman treats to enjoy.
$1,120 adults
$885 students

Short Stay

3 days 2 nights

Includes 2 nights' accommodation; 2 breakfasts; 2 lunches; 2 dinners; a 3 day lift pass $595 adult
$429 student

Road trip

2 days 1 night

Includes 1 nights' accommodation; 1 breakfast; 1 lunch; 1 dinner; a 2 day lift pass $359 adult
$259 student

To book or see full prices for kids etc, visit mtcheesemanskiarea.checkfront.com
For the 5D/4N ski week, book under “Snowline – Ski Week”.
For the 3D/2N or 2D/1N, book under “Vouchers”.


What people are saying about us

Jerusha Miller
Jerusha Miller
07:38 12 Dec 21
Wonderful weekend. Very good facilities. Clean , comfortable, obviously well looked after. Hope to go again!
Andy Miller
Andy Miller
02:29 12 Dec 21
Awesome weekend with friends. The weather was Yuk but the food and company was great. Wonderful bed
Gary Oberholster
Gary Oberholster
06:35 21 Nov 21
Members ski lodge
Rodney Bolton
Rodney Bolton
07:42 27 Oct 21
On top of the world
D Glen Kidd
D Glen Kidd
04:09 20 Oct 21
My daughter's favorite field
Richard Cranstone
Richard Cranstone
00:08 04 Sep 21
A great community and welcoming atmosphere. Easily convenient access wirh the drop off area at the day lodge and Main T makes for a relaxed start to a day enjoying the snow and stunning location.
Mark Heald
Mark Heald
07:41 07 Aug 21
Nice vibe at this ski field.
Andrew Mark Bolton
Andrew Mark Bolton
20:19 28 Sep 20
Awesome place to be.👍👌
Adam Gardner
Adam Gardner
22:17 19 Mar 20
A bit cheesy if you ask me.
Benedict Snee
Benedict Snee
22:10 19 Mar 20
Rather cheesy if you ask me
Scott Beckford
Scott Beckford
06:00 16 Sep 19
Great family fun club field!2 T-bars - main lift good, top lift runs a bit slow.Good facilities too!
David Markley
David Markley
07:23 15 Sep 19
Great sunny day with fresh snow at the end of the season. Surprised ski gear & clothing rental only $49. Really cheap prices for food and drink. E.g. $5 Latte, $5 hot pie. Smallish area with 2 T-bars but only one pisted.
James Evans
James Evans
05:34 15 Sep 19
Olie the ski instructor was very brave taking four kids up the t bar, all who it was the first time. This did great things for their skiing.
Mike Currie
Mike Currie
01:56 13 Sep 19
Great laid back atmosphere, friendly staff, fantastic snow (at least there was the day I was up there!) and yummy pies (especially with reduced price after 3pm!)
June Cloudesley
June Cloudesley
09:21 28 Aug 19
Friendly club field equally as good as or better than many ski area. There are no huge growds and very good afforable family rates. A welcoming ski field which could improve with more assistance loading on the T Bar lifts. A wonderful day's skiing here with Auckland visitors.
Fang Esther
Fang Esther
06:35 25 Aug 19
Great view. But the t bar is quite challenging for snowboarders.
Andrew Liese
Andrew Liese
21:17 22 Aug 19
Great time! Very friendly staff. Most runs require a moderate level of experience
Wayne Smith
Wayne Smith
06:00 11 Mar 19
I was privileged to see the Paragliding champs launching from the Carpark. The staff on the cafe above is were very polite and kind enough to allow me to use the facilities. After all the other pilots had taken off, I had a few hours myself flying my Gin Atlas 2 wing up and around the ski lifts. Absolutely amazing view! It did get a bit fresh high up though 😁😜
Beatrice Cheer
Beatrice Cheer
05:57 26 Oct 18
Lovely small skifield. Easy to get to through a drive up into beech forest. New cafe and nice facilities. Field design is better for good skiers. The lower areas are not great. Our son had a great time - he's a very good skier. We stayed 2 nights in a bunk room. Fun experience but super cold and we found ourselves rostered on to cook breakfast for 40 people at 7am!! Bit of a shock... But we managed. Not great value given the quality of facilties and the job roster.
Tiffany Young
Tiffany Young
03:26 10 Oct 18
Amazing mounts for a good time and especially a beginner! I've only snowboarded a couple of time before this past season and a few months at Cheeseman has drastically improved my riding.Very family friendly. Two t-bars and one learner's rope tow. The day lodge is also a great space to relax with a coffee from the cafe and or to enjoy the view!A night at the Snowline Lodge provides dinner, breakfast, and lunch!
declan
declan
04:42 06 Oct 18
Incredible field with a amazing view and a awesome cafe. The snow lodge is also great to stay the night in.
Bruh Gaming
Bruh Gaming
18:53 17 Sep 18
AMAZING!!!!!!!
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Member benefits

  • Meet like-minded people, make new friends and lifelong memories
  • Cheap skiing. Seasons pass to ski/board anytime throughout the winter.
  • 55% off holiday packages - 5 days 4 nights at Snowline.
  • 30% off accommodation at Snowline & lessons
  • 10% off beverages at Snowline Bar
  • Know what's on with monthly Cheeseman Chat and regular E-News during the year.

Work parties

Work parties are a great way to earn some mountain karma, swap tall stories and share some banter with like minded snow and alpine fanatics while helping to make skiing affordable by using member skills to maintain or improve or ski area and facilities. There’s work to do on the mountain and in town.

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Membership Prices

Newbie deal available now
  • Adult: $495 til 31 Mar
  • Student: $349
  • Youth (11-17yrs): $275
  • Child (0-10yrs): $5
  • Senior (65yrs +): $349

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