Full mountain report Updated: August 25, 2019 5:30 am

Skifield open
12:30 pm13/07/2019
Last snowfall:
1cm, August 23

Upper base: 140

Lower base:54 cm

Weather Conditions

Moderate winds all day, Partly Cloudy at 5:00am.

Snow Conditions

A great wind-buffed surface, which makes for some seriously good skiing!


Chains: To be fitted

Fit at Quarry Corner

Fit at Middle Hut

**The road is extremely icy and slippery in places - please ensure you fit chains and drive with care** Please obey all signs on the road. Downhill traffic please give way to uphill traffic. Headlights ON.

  • Beginners Lift: open 12:30 pm

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

  • Main T-bar: open 12:30 pm

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

  • Ridge T-bar: open 12:30 pm

    **PLEASE NOTE THE RIDGE T-BAR MAY BE SUBJECT TO WIND TODAY**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: open

We have a full ski and board hire service as well as a limited range of clothing. Fitting, adjustment and tuning services also available.

Ski School: open

Take a lesson and brush up on your skills with one of our friendly Ski School staff.


Snowline Lodge: open

Stay on the mountain for a true ski-in/ski-out experience.

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:

Awesome grooming overnight means great skiing, so come on up for a rip and test yourself against the clubbies!


Today is day 2 of Club Champs. Come on up and join in – you may just go away with a Trophy!

Sunday 25:

9:00am – Race Registration @ Daylodge (free to Club members)

10:30am – Giant Slalom (includes Snowboarding)

1:30pm – Slalom

Non members are welcome to run the courses – $10 Adults & $5 Children – times will be recorded but not eligible for prizes.


Next week is our last full ski week for the season (the field will continue to operate as normal) and accommodation will changeover to spring mode with beds available only on Friday & Saturday nights. Other weeknights will be made available if you have a group of 20 or more.

With regular fresh top ups of powder on top of a great base surface, there’s never been a better time to get up to Cheeseman – Check out our Snowline Lodge fully catered accommodation for a true ski-in ski-out holiday www.mtcheeseman.co.nz/accommodation

Webcams See for yourself


Mt Cheeseman

Swiss Run

Ridge T-Bar