Mt. Cheeseman Ski Resort Ski Resort

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Overview

Mount Cheeseman or Cheeseman is a friendly, family-oriented, affordable resort located on the South Island of New Zealand. Just 90 minutes away from Christchurch, in the Canterbury region, Cheeseman is a New Zealand club ski field that is open to the public and provides a friendly inviting atmosphere.

Mt. Cheeseman is popular among families and beginners but advanced skiers and snowboarders will find adventurous off-piste terrain with minimal effort to access. 

Top Lodge offers on-site accommodation. Forest Lodge Backpacker is located on the Cheeseman access road.

Terrain

Mt. Cheeseman is located in a south easterly facing bowl. It is made up of two halves, the groomed piste and the ungroomed that has Mt Cockayne at the top and Powder Valley. The groomed area is mostly intermediate terrain, there is a small but good beginner’s area, and plenty of off-piste steeps which can be hiked to.

Inside Scoop

Cheeseman is home to multiple lodges that offer on-mountain accommodation options. Group bookings are welcomed and can be rented out year round. Ski and snowboard hire and rentals are available. Group and private lessons are also available. 

Plan Your Trip

Mt. Cheeseman Lodging

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

14"
9"
6"
4"
0"
2"
Jun
11"
Jul
12"
Aug
11"
Sep
0"
Oct

Total Lifts: 3

3
Surface Lifts

Elevation

6148'
Summit
1096'
Vertical Drop
5052'
Base

Important Dates

July 08, 20232023/07/08
Projected Opening
September 24, 20232023/09/24
Projected Closing
N.A.
Projected Days Open
N.A.
Days Open Last Year
22
Years Open
0"
Average Snowfall
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