School holidays are underway and its great to see heaps of children up here enjoying themselves and making the most of the great snow conditions!

Holiday 1 Ski Week is packed out up here at Snowline Lodge and although there was a delayed start with bad weather on Sunday & Monday we’ve certainly made up for that with heaps of skiing and riding over the past 3 days. Holiday 2 Ski Week which starts this coming Sunday is also fully booked out and we are looking forward to welcoming new guests in to share the Cheeseman experience with us.

Last Saturday the Chill Gromfest race series kicked off at Cheeseman. We had around 35 grom’s who turned out to race in perfect snow and weather conditions. A number of children from Wellington who were on “International” Ski Week joined in and had a ball. Thanks to Stu & the team at Chill who came up to run the event and man the BBQ.

This coming weekend we are running the Snowride & Cheapskates Skier / Border Cross. Come on up and race your mates down our professionally custom built Border Cross track – fun for all ages. The race starts at 11am and there will be a chance for a warm-up from 10am. More details below.

In an effort to give a better representation of upper mountain snow conditions we are underway with construction of a 2nd webcam. This will be located at Lunch Rock adjacent to Tower 5 and will show just how good the upper mountain snow coverage really is! We hope to have this installed and running within a couple of weeks – keep an eye out on our Webcam page

Top: Lessons with Jack

Middle & Bottom : Gromfest race

Cheeseman Events

These are for all Skiers and Boarders. Come up to the mountain and join in –

We have an action packed events Calendar planned for the season – Click Here for the full Calendar and details of all events

Snowride & Cheapskates Skier / Boarder-Cross – Sunday 21st July

Come and race your mates, and others – down Cheesemans’ Boarder cross track. Everyone gets at least 2 runs after a warm up period.

  • Prizes for age groups and classes.
  • $10 to enter – Register in the Day lodge on the morning.
  • 10am – warmup
  • 11am – race starts
  • Also look out for all the Demo gear that you can try.

Practice Days for school students – 28th July & 18th August

  • Race gates set up for the day for school children to practice on a race course.
  • Timed runs available between 11am and 1pm
  • Register in the Day Lodge in the morning

My #1 High 5 Pass

First time ever! This season we have introduced at Cheeseman a 5 day concession pass.
Valid for anytime during the 2013 ski season only and passes may be pre-purchased online or on the mountain at the ticket office. Click here for more information or to buy now online.

Weather Report

Saturday again appears to be the pick of the days this weekend. Be sure to check in with our daily reports for current snow, weather & road conditions

  • Tomorrow

    19 JulyCloudy morning, becoming fine in the afternoon.

    Wind at 1000 metres: Light.Wind at 2000 metres: Light.Freezing level: Rising to 2400 metres.

  • Saturday

    20 JulyFine.

    Wind at 1000 metres: Northwest, rising to 40 km/h in the south.Wind at 2000 metres: Westerly 30 km/h, rising to 60 km/h in the south.Freezing level: 2200 metres, rising to 2600 metres in the east.

  • Sunday

    21 JulyHigh cloud, but rain developing about the divide. Strong northwesterlies, rising to gale about the tops.

16 July – Morning Sunrise shots – simply stunning!

We look forward to seeing you up here at Cheeseman during the school holidays – remember in just over an hour you can be completely away from the hustle and bustle of Christchurch enjoying some relaxing time in the mountains!

Cheers Cam & the Cheeseman Crew.