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Full mountain report Updated: Sat, May 8, 2021 11:00 am

Skifield season opens
12:30 pm03/07/2021
Last snowfall:
6cm, May 29

Upper base:5cm

Lower base:10cm

Weather Conditions

Winters fury has arrived and lets hope that with it there is plenty of white gold!

Snow Conditions

Bring on the Snow - Are you ready for Winter 2021?


Chains: To be carried

Carry at all times

Carry at all times

For Safety reasons the road is now closed at Forest Lodge until we open in early July. 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

    With our thin snowpack on the lower mountain, we have made the call to close our learners area for the day. 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! Something for everyone - Please ski and ride above tower 3.

  • 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

Opening 3rd July 2021

Ski School: closed

Opening 3rd July 2021


Snowline Lodge: closed

Book you Ski Week NOW - Snowline Lodge is back and cranking for winter 2021! We would like to make everyone aware that Snowline Lodge will now operate a bar from the guest lounge and BYO will no longer be permitted. There will be a good selection of drinks available at reasonable prices so no longer do you need to bring your alcoholic beverage supplies with you!

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:

Winter 2021 – June Update

Kia ora folks,

Winter is upon us and opening day on Saturday 3rd July is fast approaching. It’s promising to see snow falling on the hill and temperatures are dropping! 

For Safety purposes the gate is now shut at Forest Lodge until we open. Please be aware that until we open there is no Avalanche control or patrol work being carried out on the mountain.

We will keep you updated over June both here and on our Facebook page.

Stay safe and we look forward to welcoming you to the friendly Cheeseman slopes very soon!




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Mt Cheeseman

Cockayne Face

Ridge T-Bar