We are nearly half way through August already – where do the weeks go? The past few days have been pretty busy on the hill as we crank through the events which began with Club Champs last weekend, Secondary School Racing on Tuesday and Accounts vs Lawyers corporate day yesterday! We have the final Club Champs race, the Slalom,  this coming Sunday at 10:30am along with race practice afternoon from 1pm which leads into the Primary & Intermediate School Champs on Sunday 25 August.

We’ve received a couple of further light dustings over recent days which has kept the snow pack freshened up and we are hopeful of a reasonable dump later this week – fingers crossed! The upper mountain is still in great shape and which daily grooming the main runs either side of the Main T Bar are popular. Upper mountain off piste still has good cover and whilst its a little firm early on by mid-morning most days its softened up nicely.

On Tuesday afternoon we commissioned the new Webcam so everyone is pretty stoked to see this running and now we have a good representation of the good upper mountain snow cover. Check it out at www.mtcheeseman.co.nz/weather/webcam/

Wellington Ski Weekers arrived on Sunday afternoon and have been enjoying the benefits of staying at Snowline Lodge for that true Ski In – Ski Out mountain holiday experience. With daily lessons, meals, accommodation, lift passes and much more as part of the overall package its a pretty hard deal to beat! We have a few spaces available on the next 2 Ski Weeks: “Open” (18 – 24 Aug) & “Family 1” (25 – 31 Aug) so why not come up and join us? Check-out Accommodation Options Here.

A reminder to Club Members that we are holding our Mid Season Meeting this coming Monday – More info on our Events Page. This is a chance to catch up on how the season has been going with reports from key staff & committee members and also a good opportunity for members to have their say.

Top – Club Champs Downhill Race. Middle – Secondary Schools Bordercross Race

Bottom – The life of a groomer driver – not a bad view from the cab at the top of the mountain!

Events – August 2013

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

We are well into the season now so here’s a heads up on events during August

  • Sunday 18 August – Final Club Champs Race – Slalom 10:30am.
  • Monday 19 August – Cheeseman Mid-Season Meeting (Christchurch)
  • Wednesday 21 August – Architects vs Engineers Corporate Day
  • Sunday 25 August – Primary & Intermediate School Race Champs
SNOW BALL poster

Canterbury Primary & Intermediate Race Day

Sunday 25 August

We are pleased to again be the venue for the Canterbury Primary and Intermediate Ski races,
an event where teams representing their schools participate for both individual and team
awards.

This fun skiing event consists of dual slalom course for boys and girls of all age groups from
Year 1 to Year 8. No previous ski-racing experience is necessary, merely sufficient skill to
ride a T-bar Ski Lift and ski groomed, easy slopes.

There will be medals for individual performance, plus an overall team trophy for both primary and intermediate school teams.The emphasis is on fun, and introducing children to the excitement of ski-racing. Most of the children’s time will be spent just skiing freely and enjoying other activities on the day.

Entries Close this Friday (16 August) and we have a practice day this coming Sunday with a course and flags set-up. For further info on this event Click Here

 

My #1 High 5 Pass

For the first time ever Cheeseman are offering 5 day concession passes.

Valid for any time during the 2013 ski season, passes may be pre-purchased online or on the mountain at the ticket office. This is a great way for your friends and family to experience our awesome skiing and to try out Cheeseman for themselves. Book Online now or purchase on the mountain at the ticket office.

“We stayed down the mountain at Castle Hill and we had the option to ski at other places,
but when put to the family vote…everyone always wanted to keep coming back to Cheeseman! “Richard Ponsford & Family, Melbourne

My #1 High 5 Pass

Weekend Weather

Again there is a mixed bag of weather this weekend with a fairly good chance of snow! Dress up warm and we’ll see you on the slopes!

  • Friday

    16 AugustRain near the Divide, spreading elsewhere in the afternoon. Snow lowering to 1200 metres in the evening.

    Wind at 1000m: Northerlies dying out in the morning and southeast 30 km/h developing in the evening.Wind at 2000m: Northwest 40 km/h turning easterly and rising to 50 km/h in the afternoon

 

  • Saturday

    17 AugustOccasional rain with some heavy falls. Snow above 1400 metres. Easterlies, strong in exposed places.

  • Sunday

    18 AugustRain, falling as snow above 1500 metres, easing to a few showers. Remaining cloudy. Fresh northerlies.

With August flying by we hope you can make it up to Cheeseman soon to enjoy winter with us?

Until next week take care and play safe!

Cheers Cam & the Cheeseman Crew.