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Full mountain report Updated: Sat, May 8, 2021 9:00 pm

Skifield season opens
12:30 pm03/07/2021
Last snowfall:
5cm, January 29

Upper base:0cm

Lower base:0cm

Weather Conditions

Autumn is upon us which means winter is just around the corner!

Snow Conditions

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


Chains: To be carried

Carry at all times

Carry at all times

The road is CLOSED and gate locked at Middle Hut for the Summer Season. For Safety reasons, from the End of May the gate will be locked from Forest Lodge Turn-off 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

Our Ski Hire will return in 2021.

Ski School: closed

Our Ski School will return in 2021.


Snowline Lodge: closed

Book you Ski Week NOW - Snowline Lodge is back and cranking for winter 2021!

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 – May Update

Kia ora folks,

We hope everyone had an enjoyable summer here in New Zealand where we are indeed very lucky to live! 

Winter 2021 is rapidly approaching and planning is underway to be ready for as normal of a season as we can possibly have! We have a few staff positions available so please check these out here.

Opening date for winter 2021 is Saturday 3 July so lock this in your devices now and we’ll be back in touch with more info real soon!



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Mt Cheeseman

Cockayne Face

Ridge T-Bar