A 5cm dusting of new snow over the past 24 hours has certainly freshened up the mountain after a lean patch on the new snow front. We’ve had warm and settled weather over the past few days being the norm, with almost spring like conditions in what should be the middle of winter!. The upper mountain still has great cover and the groomer has been doing an excellent job maintaining the main runs on a nightly basis along with staff looking after the other important areas such as T Bar lines and the Hinman Highway. July is almost over and hopefully August will bring with it some more snow and cooler temps as it normally does – there’s still another 2 months to go and we are keen to share some more great Cheeseman experiences with everyone.

Unfortunately we have had to re-evaluate many of the events that were planned so please check the Events Calendar for updated info. On a positive note the Dynastar Chill Gromfest is going ahead this coming Saturday along with Swiss National night party at Snowline Lodge (see below for details on both events) and Fine Wine Week kicks off on Sunday night.

The weather over the next 3 days is again looking settled with further snow on the cards for Sunday night and Monday – here’s hoping!

On piste has still been good skiing and riding

On piste has still been good skiing and riding

The upper mountain still has good coverage

The upper mountain still has good coverage

Gromfest – Saturday 28th July

The Dynastar CHILL Gromfest is a series of three competitions for young skiers and snowboarders aged 6-12 years. The aim of Gromfest is for the young competitors to have fun whilst boosting their snow skills.
Mt Cheeseman plays host to the second event of 2012 Gromfest series Saturday 28 July, a day of dual downhill slalom racing. The emphasis is on participation and there’s a bbq and prizes for all who enter.

If you’d like to enter simply show up on the day and say hi to the CHILL Crew who will be out on the deck if it’s nice and sunny. It’s free to enter and the more the merrier.

Registration closes at 10.00am
Downhill Racing kicks off from around 10.30

2012 Gromfest Cheeseman

Swiss National Day Celebration – Saturday 28th July

Switzerland flagJoin us this Saturday (night) 28th July at Snowline Lodge as we celebrate Swiss National Day (actual day is 1 August) with our Swiss ski Instructors. Traditional Cheese Fondue is on the menu.

Bookings are essential as this is always a very popular night with lots of fun and laughter.

Cheeseman Accommodation

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Staying on the mountain at Cheeseman is a special experience. At Snowline Lodge you can ski to the Main T-Bar from the lodge door and at Forest Lodge you are nestled amongst native forest. Enjoy big days on the slopes and relaxing nights in Cheeseman’s cosy lodges. Click here for more information and to book.

Snow is falling at Cheeseman and we still have vacancies in some of our premium August Holiday Weeks:

  • 29 July–4 August Fine Wine Week (adults only – 18yrs+)
  • 5–11 August Family 2
  • 19-25 August Open 2
  • 26 August – 1 Sept Family 3 (Nanny available)

Bookings are also being taken for our Spring Weeks:

  • 2-8 September Spring 1
  • 9-15 September Spring 2 (Nanny available)
  • 16-22 September Spring 3
  • 23-29 September Holiday 1

Click here for more information and to book accommodation.

Cheeseman Merchandise

Don’t forget we have a great range of Cheeseman clothing and merchandise available for purchase or order on the mountain.

Items include:

  • T Shirts
  • Hoodies
  • Caps
  • Beanies
  • Wine Glasses

Be sure to check out this great priced gear next time you are in the Daylodge.

Cafe Volunteers Needed

Vickie would like to hear from anyone who could help on the Cafe roster for the following weekends:

28 & 29 July
11 & 12 August
1 & 2 September
8 & 9 September

If you can help out with either a day or 2 over these weekends please get in touch with Vickie on 0272 742-153 or Contact Us via email with your available dates and contact details.

Weekend Weather

Another good looking weekend coming up in the Craigieburn Range

Friday 27th

Fine and frosty. Areas of morning fog.
Wind at 1000 metres: Westerly breezes.
Wind at 2000 metres: Westerly breezes, tending northerly at night.
Free air freezing Level: Becoming 1800 metres.

Saturday 28th

Mainly fine, morning frosts and fog patches.
Wind at 1000 metres: Northwest, rising to 30 km/h in the evening.
Wind at 2000 metres: Northerly rising to 45 km/h in the afternoon or evening.
Free air freezing Level: 1800 metres

Sunday 29th

Mainly fine with increasing high cloud, but a few snow showers developing about the main divide. Northerlies, strong about the tops.

Keep an eye on the website for some more new snow next week and we look forward to seeing you this weekend – remember winter is far from over yet!

Bye for now.

Cam & The Cheeseman Team.