Full mountain report Updated: Thu, Aug 6, 2020 7:15 am

Skifield season opens
12:30 pm15/08/2020
Last snowfall:
2, July 22

Upper base:30cm

Lower base:5cm

Weather Conditions

Cloudy day with rain developing and a chance of snow down to 1700m. Moderate Northerly with Freezing Level @ 2000m

Snow Conditions

2020 Season Opening POSTPONED whilst we await further snow.


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:

Latest Update – Thursday 6 August 

Continued mild temps have persisted over the last few days, unfortunately further eroding the snow we have / had!

We still need a substantial snowfall to get operational for the 2020 season and hopefully the next serious of weather systems due through from Thursday night into next week will deliver what we need so stay tuned and we will keep you updated on a daily basis.

Winter is hopefully not over just quite yet!

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