Full mountain report Updated: Sat, Jul 11, 2020 8:45 am

Skifield season opens
12:30 pm18/07/2020
Last snowfall:
3, July 9

Upper base:35cm

Lower base:10cm

Weather Conditions

Clear skies, sunny and high broken cloud

Snow Conditions

2020 Season Opening POSTPONED - Stay Tuned for Updated DAY!!


Chains: To be fitted

Fit at Quarry Corner

Fit at Quarry Corner

The Road is currently CLOSED at Forest Lodge until the season is underway. Always Carry Chains. Please obey all signs on the road. Downhill traffic please give way to uphill traffic. Headlights ON.

  • Beginners Lift: closed 12:30 pm

    Located right in front of our awesome Daylodge Facility. Sunny and family friendly area.

  • Main T-bar: closed 12:30 pm

    Access to the main ski basin. Groomed runs and off piste. Something for everyone!

  • Ridge T-bar: closed 10:00 am

    Ride the Ridge T-bar for Great skiing and boarding off Mt Cockayne Ridge – Awesome views from the top too! Operation of Ridge T-Bar can be subject to wind and visibility.

Ski hire: closed

Our Ski Hire will return in 2021.

Ski School: closed

Our Ski School will return in 2021.


Snowline Lodge: closed

Unfortunately Snowline Lodge is CLOSED for the 2020 season but will be back in 2021. Check out Forest Lodge located on the mountain. www.forestlodge.info

Forest Lodge: open

Managed independently, Forest Lodge is available all year round. Nestled amongst beech forested hills and native tussock lands 720m above sea level, Forest Lodge boasts affordable, comfortable, backpackers accommodation for all walks of life. www.forestlodge.info

Message from Cheeseman:

10 July Update:

Unfortunately the snow seems to be eluding us so far. We’ve had a couple of small snow falls this week but they have been far from what we need to be able to get underway for the season! The next couple of days are clear and sunny with the next potential for snow being Sunday / Monday. We’ll keep the daily reports updated so keep checking back in with us and keep your fingers and toes crossed!

Its great to be in Level One but due to the effects of Covid-19 its not quite business as usual for the 2020 season. Please be aware the following departments will not operate this season:

  • Snowline Lodge
  • Ski School
  • Rentals

Our main goal for the season is to get everyone skiing / riding and enjoying the slopes and the great outdoors!


Webcams See for yourself


Mt Cheeseman

Cockayne Face

Ridge T-Bar