Whow what a great start to the season so far!

We opened for business last Friday and with sunny weather all weekend Cheeseman was the place to come be. The first week of the school holidays is almost over already and those who have been lucky enough to stay on the mountain enjoyed clear sunny days at the start of the week. Skies have turned a little overcast for the second half but that certainly hasn’t dampened anyones enthusiasm and there’s still plenty of skiing and riding going on.

Next week we have both Lodges full for the second week of the school Holidays and at this stage the weather is looking good so if you’re looking to escape the gloomy Christchurch weather why not come to your favourite ski area – Cheeseman.

A shot of the field prior to opening the lifts on opening day.

A shot of the field prior to opening the lifts on opening day.

Opening day 2012 - The Upper Mountain cover is awesome

Opening day 2012 – The Upper Mountain cover is awesome

Cheeseman Events

We have a busy events calendar lined up again this year with the first event weekend kicking off on Saturday 14th July. To check out the full list of events please click here.

Upcoming Events
DYNASTAR / CHILL Gromfest – Saturday 14th 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 first event of 2012 Gromfest series Saturday 14 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

SNOWRIDE Boarder Skier Cross – Sunday 22nd July

Race down an exciting course of turns, ride up the sides, over jumps.
Race against your friends
Everyone has at least 2 runs
Prizes from Salomon, Nordica, Fisher and Snowride

Boarder X 2012

Swiss National Day Celebration – Saturday 28th July

Join us on Saturday evening 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 and Bookings are essential as this is always a very popular night with lots of fun and laughter.

Cheeseman Cups

Can members who won cups as last seasons club champs please organise for them to be returned to the ticket office on the mountain. The club champs are scheduled to be held on Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th August this year so we would appreciate if they could be returned in good time before this event. Don’t forget to make sure your names are engraved on the cups for the record.

Weekend Weather

The weather through the weekend is looking good so we look forward to seeing you up here at Cheeseman.

Friday 6th

Fine near the Divide, cloudy periods and some early morning drizzle about the foothills.
Wind at 1000 metres: Light southeasterly.
Wind at 2000 metres: Southerly 30 km/h.
Free air freezing Level: 1200 metres.

Saturday 7th

Fine and frosty near the Alps, morning cloud about the foothills then fine.
Wind at 1000 metres: Light southerlies.
Wind at 2000 metres: Southerly 30 km/h.
Free air freezing Level: 1600 metres.

Sunday 8th

Fine and frosty, but areas of fog or low cloud developing at night. Light winds at low levels, southwesterlies about the tops.

Thats a wrap for this editrion of E-News after our first week of operation – we look forward to seeing you on the slopes soon.

Regards
Cam & The Cheeseman Team.