August Is Here

This week on the hill its Fine Wine Week and its great to catch up with all the familiar faces. There’s been plenty of skiing & riding during the day and then partying theme nights which have included so far – Twins night, Fortified Wine Tasting and Quizz night with plenty more to come.

Tuesday morning we awoke to 3cms of fresh snow and this morning there has been 5cms overnight with snow still coming in lightly at present. Looking ahead over the next few days there is more snow forecast so everyone is pretty stoked about that! Check-out the weekend forecast below and keep an eye on the daily website weather and snow reports for current conditions.

This coming weekend is Club Champs and next week we will be hosting the Secondary schools race day on Tuesday and Accountants vs Lawyers corporate day on Wednesday so its all systems go at present.

Wellington Ski Week kicks off next Sunday with a fully booked lodge and we are looking forward to welcoming Hillary and her team of friends and families back to Cheeseman during 2013 – hopefully there will be some fresh snow on offer!

8 August – New Snow as Jack & Andy pass by the new webcam site

Fine Wine Week: Top – Waiter Toby handing out wine samples. Bottom – Twin Night Graham & Lars

Webcam Update

The new upper mountain webcam is getting ever closer and the team have now installed with mounting pole at Lunch Rock complete with solar panel mounts. We are currently awaiting the arrival of a final couple of technical parts and will hopefully be commissioning and testing it in a few days and then it will go live to the website – in the mean time we are taking regular shots from this location and posting them where the new live picture will eventually be.

Events – August 2013

We have an action packed events Calendar planned for the season – Click Here for the full Calendar and details of all events

We are well into the season now so here’s a heads up on events during August

  • Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 – Club Champs
  • Tuesday 13 August – Canterbury Secondary School Race Champs (note new date)
  • Wednesday 14 August – Accountants vs Lawyers Corporate Day
  • Monday 19 August – Cheeseman Mid-Season Meeting (Christchurch)
  • Wednesday 21 August – Architects vs Engineers Corporate Day
  • Sunday 25 August – Primary & Intermediate School Race Champs
SNOW BALL poster

Gatsby’s Great Snow Ball

Saturday 12 October 2013

The Canterbury Ski Clubs have all got together to bring you Gatsby’s Great Snow Ball helping fund raise for the Canterbury Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

Come in your best dressed 1920’s evening attire. Your ticket includes a complimentary drink on arrival, a lavish supper and free photo booth to capture a fun night.

Tickets are strictly limited and are already highly sort after. Club Membership has its benefits…Clubbies get first dibs on purchasing tickets to this exclusive event.

Pre Sale Tickets are available to Club members now! The Cheeseman Chat will give you details and the access code to purchase these pre sale tickets.

Any tickets not sold to club members will be available from 19 August onwards…keep an eye on your email or sweet talk a clubbie into taking you as a plus one!!!!

My #1 High 5 Pass

For the first time ever Cheeseman are offering 5 day concession passes.

Valid for any time during the 2013 ski season, passes may be pre-purchased online or on the mountain at the ticket office. This is a great way for your friends and family to experience our awesome skiing and to try out Cheeseman for themselves. Book Online now or purchase on the mountain at the ticket office.

“We stayed down the mountain at Castle Hill and we had the option to ski at other places,
but when put to the family vote…everyone always wanted to keep coming back to Cheeseman! “Richard Ponsford & Family, Melbourne

My #1 High 5 Pass

Weekend Weather

More snow on is way!

  • Friday

    09 AugustFine at first, but cloud increasing and scattered rain spreading from the north during the afternoon and evening. Snow above 1100 metres.

    Northwesterly 43 km/h.Wind at base: Northwesterly 43 km/h.Freezing level: Rising to 2500 metres afternoon.


  • Saturday

    10 AugustCloudy with scattered rain, falling as snow above 1500 metres. Northwesterlies.

    Easterly 26 km/h.Wind at base: Easterly 26 km/h.Freezing level: 2000 metres.


  • Sunday

    11 AugustRain and strong cold southerlies developing. Snow lowering to 800 metres.

    Issued: 1:05pm Wednesday 7 Aug 2013

Keep an eye on the website and our Facebook page for regular updates on what’s happening on the mountain.

Take care and we look forward to seeing you up here.

Cheers Cam & the Cheeseman Crew.

Published on Monday, August 12th, 2013, under News

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