2017 Season Update

The 2017 season is just around the corner with temperatures dropping and snow falling on the hills already! We have locked in opening day for Saturday 8 July in time for the school holidays so hope you’ll be able to join us for some winter fun?

Don’t forget to make sure you get booked in for ski weeks during the season. This year there are some changes to the ski weeks & mountain accommodation. We are running ski weeks during July & August only (none in September) and accommodation at Snowline during September will only be available on Friday and Saturday nights. More info on accommodation 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.

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”.

Staff recruitment is almost complete and its great that we have such a large number of last seasons staff returning again for the 2017 season. We are still looking for a cook for the season so please get in touch if you think this job might be for you or if you know of someone suitable – more here on jobs