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Related Regions: New Zealand, Canterbury, Oceania, Southern Hemisphere

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. 

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Elevation

  • 6148ft
    Summit
  • 1096ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 5052ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 3
  • 3
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    15%

  • Intermediate Runs

    50%

  • Advanced Runs

    35%

  • Expert Runs

    0%

  • Runs

    15

More Info

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.

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. 

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing07/06/201909/15/2019
  • Years Open
    18
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Latest News

New Zealand Prepares to Open With More Than a Meter of Snow

NZ has up to a meter of pre-season powder already; resort openings start Saturday.

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    Mt. Cheeseman Ski Resort Reviews

    Cathk2
    14th May 20125
    I have called myself a skier pretty much since I was able to walk, and I have found Mt Cheeseman a great...Full review
    adrian
    10th May 20125
    I've skied at Mt Cheeseman for a number of years and keep going back as the people are always friendly. I can...Full review
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