Mountain Accommodation

Mt Cheeseman’s accommodation options are set in a true alpine wonderland, only 90 minutes drive from Christchurch. There are two accommodation lodges.

The lodge right on the ski field is called “Snowline” (pictured top right, with the Day Lodge including Cockayne Cafe on its left). Snowline offers catered, ski-in, ski-out accommodation with easy access; drive right up to within 15 metres of the lodge to the drop off/pick up area, and then park your car a short, easy stroll away. The ease of being able to ski straight to the lodge door and ski straight out onto the lifts makes Snowline popular for families and multi-day ski holidays. Ride the T-Bar lifts, and relax in the large communal dining/living area while your meals are prepared by our resident cook. Enjoy hot showers, sun-drenched decks and fresh tracks the next morning.

Cheeseman’s other mountain accommodation option is Forest Lodge, a self-catered backpacker-style lodge set on the fringe of the beech forest adjacent to an outdoor ice skating rink and mountain bike track. In winter, you’ll need transport to drive up to the field each day.

Browse Snowline booking options

For 3 day, 2 night or 2 day, 1 night packages, look under Vouchers. For overnight bookings, go to Snowline – Overnight. For multi-day or 5 day, 4 night packages, see Snowline – Ski Week. For whole lodge bookings, check out venue hire.

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2024 Snowline Lodge – Ski WeekIncludes: 5 full day lift passes; 4 nights accommodation; 3 group lessons; 3 meals a day; 2 free Cheeseman treats

  Member Season or
Chill Pass Holder
Adult $445 $675 $1120
Student $395 $590 $885
Youth (11-17yrs) $325 $499 $735
Child (3-10yrs) $295 $435 $435
Senior (65+ yrs) $395 $590 $885
Premium Room (Queen Bed Rm 6 for two people) $1,040 $1,500 $2,390

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2024 Snowline Lodge – OvernightWinter Accommodation Includes:
Dinner on arrival; Bed for the night; Breakfast and Lunch the next day

Family bookings receive 10% saving at Snowline Lodge for overnight accommodation only. Conditions apply and discount code MUST be entered at time of booking. (Bottom left of first booking screen click Apply Promo Code or Voucher and enter FAMILY)

  Member Season or
Chill Pass Holder
Adult $99 $149 $149
Student $85 $125 $125
Youth (11-17yrs) $65 $99 $99
Child (3-10yrs) $55 $79 $79
Senior (65 + yrs) $85 $125 $125

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2024 Forest Lodge

  Member Non-Member
Adult $35 $45
Student   $35
Child under 16 $25 $30
Private Dorm
(6 Beds)
$149 $199
Private Family Room
(1 Double 1 Single)
$109 $109
Exclusive Lodge
(38 Beds)

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  • Family bookings from members receive 10% saving at Snowline Lodge. Conditions apply. IMPORTANT NOTE: For health and safety reasons, children must be 3 years and older to stay at Snowline Lodge during the winter season.
  • Due to the significant mountain hazards, changing weather and environment, you must arrive on the mountain at Snowline Lodge by 6.30pm to secure your check in and stay for the evening or else call the mountain on 03 318 8794 with an estimated arrival time and to get an update on road conditions. The road closes at 9pm for safety.

Group Accommodation

    • A 10% discount is available for groups of more than 20.
    • Snowline Lodge can be booked exclusively for groups of 25 – 65 and weddings between October and April. For exclusive bookings in winter, you need to book at least 55 beds in the weekends (hard to secure Saturdays but Fridays or Sundays are options) or 40 beds midweek. The booking must be with one payment. .
    • Forest Lodge can take groups of up to 38 all year though again, weekends are booked up well in advance.
    • Snowline Lodge and Forest Lodge both welcome enquiries for retreats, business conferences, school groups, reunions, 21st/40th/50th birthdays, reunions.

Snowline venue hire        Forest Lodge bookings.

Accommodation Terms & Conditions
Full terms and conditions can be found here

    • Full payment
      Payment in full is required 60 days prior to arrival.
    • Cancellations
      If Mt Cheeseman Ski Club Inc (the Club) has to cancel the booking a full refund will be provided. All cancellations must be provided in writing and the date at which they are received will apply the following:

      • 30+ days prior to arrival: a voucher (to the value of the amount paid) will be offered that may be redeemed at a later date. If the guest does not want a voucher, then a 25% cancellation fee will apply.
      • 14-30 days prior to arrival: a voucher (to the value of the amount paid) will be offered that may be redeemed at a later date. If the guest does not want a voucher, then a 50% cancellation fee will apply.
      • 0-14 days prior to arrival: 100% cancellation fee will apply.
      • No Show: 100% cancellation fee will apply.
    • Young guests
      • Guests aged under 17 years who are not accompanied by a parent must arrange a guardian who will be present during the holiday. A letter signed by the parent and proposed guardian confirming the arrangement is required.
    • Dogs
      • Very sorry but furry friends are not allowed on the mountain.
    • Gear
      • Your booking officially starts at 4pm on the day of arrival and finishes at 1.30pm on day of departure. If arriving before 4pm, you can leave your gear in the upstairs foyer or bunkroom. However as there may be guests still using the space, please be courteous and tidy in these shared spaces. Lodge cleaning will be underway in the morning.
    • Dietary Requirements
      • We provide gluten-free food when requested but note that the food is prepared in a kitchen where there may be traces of gluten.

Snowline Lodge

Snowline Lodge

Snowline Lodge is a homely, friendly, welcoming haven after a day on the slopes. Recuperate around the pot belly stove before the warm and lively dinner hour. Enjoy the rustic, cozy and authentic mountain lodge atmosphere. The lodge sleeps up to 68 people in 13 bunkrooms with four to six bunks per room. For a more private experience, you have the option to book a room exclusively, but during our bustling periods, you might find yourself sharing the space with fellow snow enthusiasts. We embrace a communal spirit here, and all guests are kindly asked to pitch in with some light tasks, which might include helping with meals, doing dishes, or keeping our shared spaces tidy. It’s a great way to meet new friends and enhance the warm, community feel of our lodge. Children must be at least 3 years old to stay overnight in Snowline Lodge during winter. Guests provide their own sleeping bag, pillow case and towel. Linen hire is available on request.

Snowline Lodge – Ski Week

For an affordable, fun ski holiday, book in for a Ski Week at Snowline with a great value, all-inclusive ski holiday package.:
5 day lift passes, Monday to Friday, 4 night’s accommodation in Snowline Lodge (Monday to Thursday), 3 group lessons (Tuesday to Thursday), 3 meals a day, 2 free ‘Cheeseman’ treats, 1 awesome week of fun!

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Cheeseman does not provide any shuttle service from the road to our ski field; you need to either have your own vehicle or have pre arranged a shuttle service.
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Forest Lodge

Nestled amongst beech forested hills and native tussock lands 720m above sea level, Forest Lodge boasts affordable, comfortable, and charismatic backpacker accommodation for all walks of life, all within 1 hour 30 minute drive from Christchurch city.

With access to some of the best skiing/snowboarding NZ, a large network of mountain bike trails, an onsite natural ice-skating rink, and just a 15min drive away from the popular rock-climbing/bouldering spot at Castle Hill rocks, Forest Lodge is a adventure enthusiast’s dream.

Managed independently, Forest Lodge is available all year round.

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