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by: Cathk2 - 14th May 2012

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  • 5All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 5Family Friendly
  • 4Aprés Ski
  • 2Terrain Park
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Good terrain, good facilities, good snow

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I have called myself a skier pretty much since I was able to walk, and I have found Mt Cheeseman a great ski hill to ski at throughout all my years on skis. The facilities and runs really do cater to any person or ability. The learners slope is right next to the day lodge so excellent for families and first timers. After that its up the T bar to more beginner and intermedate runs. And the second T bar access' the more adventurous stuff. The ski hill is a big bowl with lots of variation throughout it so even though it does not boast the most vertical of any ski hill, every run is different. After 25 years skiing there I am still finding new lines to excite me. The backcountry is able to be accessed right from the top of the second T bar so all in all I reckon Cheeseman has it all. The day lodge is fantastically located at the bottom of the ski area, right next to the car unload area, so there are no long walks with gear. The day lodge is one of the best lodges I have come across, with amazing views both up the ski hill and across the valley. It has large indoor and outdoor seating areas which caters for all types of weather and are perfect for families to spend time in or around. The cafe is also a winner. The accommodation is typical of a New Zealand ski hill. That means it is simple but very comfortable and there is everything you need after a day skiing. The lounge is a great place to hang out and socialise and you are always bound to meet new people. It's also a great place to have a chat with the staff and get to feel like you are more than a guest, kind of part of a family. And that feeling of being at home is half the reason why I keep coming back. I know I can turn up there on my own but always find someone I know or don't to ski with. So if you are after a relaxed, friendly skiing experience, regardless of your ability, I think Cheeseman is a great place to go. I have so many fond memories of skiing there as a kid and recently and I can't wait to have kids to take there and give them the same experience.

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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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