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by: Angela - 1st April 2010

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  • 4All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 5Family Friendly
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Nice and sunny, wide open terrain, great views
not a huge amount of advanced terrain

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Mt Cheeseman is a lovely sunny ski area only an hour and a half from Christchurch. It has nice wide open terrain which beginners and intermediates will love. Cheeseman is a great club field to start off at if you are planning a few days in the Craigieburn area. It is the only clubbie in the area with T-bars rather than nutcrackers which will ease you slowly into the club field experience. For this reason it is perfect for families and those still gaining confidence on the snow. From the first T-bar you can ride nice rolling terrain back to the base and with a bit of traversing manage some nice lines in the powder too. From the second T-bar you can hike along the ridge to the top of Mt Cockayne which provides those a bit more advanced with a great run down especially on a powder day. If you don't mind a bit of a hike there is plenty of terrain available for the adventurous and more experienced. The views are spectacular of Castle Hill basin and over the back to the Alps. There are quite a few little natural hits and lips to play around with which can keep you occupied for a while. The cafe is pretty good with loads of seating both inside and out so that you can enjoy the sun. I would definitely recommend Cheeseman to those looking for a fun, cruisy day on the snow.

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  • Cathk2 (14th May 2012)

    I have called myself a skier pretty much since I was able to walk, and I have found Mt Cheeseman a great...

  • adrian (10th May 2012)

    I've skied at Mt Cheeseman for a number of years and keep going back as the people are always friendly. I can...

  • pavlos (13th September 2011)

    After buying a voucher of 1 of the deal websites i was really looking forward to visiting Mt Cheeseman, after reading the...

  • Angela (1st April 2010)

    Mt Cheeseman is a lovely sunny ski area only an hour and a half from Christchurch. It has nice wide open terrain...

  • jmletschnig (14th December 2007)

    great family friendly club ski field. High alpine lodge and skiing at the doorstep. great ski touring within easy access of the...

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