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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.

AccommodationBook now

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

Snow SchoolView prices

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


What people are saying about us

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!
Dekuran
Dekuran
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!!!!!!!
Harri Wulff
Harri Wulff
07:28 10 Sep 18
Very friendly vibes
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Welcome to Mt CheesemanThe friendly ski area that promotes fun

Cheeseman is a friendly ski area that promotes a fun, family environment in an alpine setting and is open to the public.

We are the closest club ski area to Christchurch, being just 90 minutes drive or approximately 99km.

The mountain has a sunny aspect with groomed runs and off-piste terrain that caters for all abilities. Our two T-bar lifts provide access to the whole mountain with a learners’ rope tow in our dedicated learners’ area.

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Member benefits

  • Be part of the Cheeseman community – new friends, good times and a place to call your own.
  • Winter season lift pass – ski / board anytime throughout the winter.
  • Priority bookings.
  • Discounted accommodation.
  • Discounted holiday packages.
  • Monthly Cheeseman Chat and regular E-News during the year.
  • Year round access to facilities.

Work parties

An opportunity to get to know others as you work alongside them to achieve a common goal. You get to see the mountain terrain without snow, have fun and make a difference. It’s a way of learning about what needs to be done to maintain or improve or ski area and facilities.

Your contribution helps create a personal feeling of ownership and belonging. By being part of this everyone learns to value and respect the effort that goes in to making our Club what it is.

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Membership Prices

Newbie deal available now
  • Adult: $299.00
  • Student: $229
  • Youth (11-17yrs): $129
  • Child (0-10yrs): $5
  • Senior 1 (65-74yrs): $129
  • Senior 2 (75yrs +): $5

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