Mount Cheeseman

South Island, New Zealand

About Mount Cheeseman

Mt Cheeseman Ski Resort is a friendly ski area that promotes a fun, family environment in an alpine setting and is open to the public. They are the closest club ski area to Christchurch, being just 90 minutes drive or approximately 99km.
Mt Cheeseman Ski Resort has a sunny aspect with groomed runs and off-piste terrain that caters for all abilities. The mountains two T-bar lifts provide access to the whole mountain with a learners’ rope tow contained within a dedicated learners’ area, right beside the main lodge.


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Snow Resort Stats


Mount Cheeseman
  • Elevation Top 1840m
  • Elevation Bottom1570m
  • Vertical Drop 293
  • Skiable Terrain 447ha
  • Longest Run
  • Beginner 15%%
  • Intermediate 50%%
  • Advanced 35%%
  • Total Number of Trails


Mount Cheeseman
  • Total 3
  • Highest Lifted Point1840
  • Gondolas & Trams N
  • High Speed Sixes
  • High Speed
  • Quads N
  • Quad Chairs N
  • Triple Chairs N
  • Double Chairs N
  • Surface Lifts 3
  • Uphill Capacity 2000 people/hour

Snow Making

Mount Cheeseman
  • Snow Making 0
  • Total Number of Guns 0
  • Annual Average Snowfall unknown

Terrain Parks

Mount Cheeseman
  • Total 0
  • Name
  • Half Pipes 0
  • Half Pipe Size
  • Total Terrain Park Area Size



Mount Cheeseman Ski Area

I was privileged to see the Paragliding champs launching from the Carpark. The staff on the cafe above is were very polite and kind enough to allow me to use the facilities. After all the other pilots had taken off, I had a few hours myself flying my Gin Atlas 2 wing up and around the ski lifts. Absolutely amazing view! It did get a bit fresh high up though 😁😜
Amazing mounts for a good time and especially a beginner! I've only snowboarded a couple of time before this past season and a few months at Cheeseman has drastically improved my riding.

Very family friendly. Two t-bars and one learner's rope tow. The day lodge is also a great space to relax with a coffee from the cafe and or to enjoy the view!

A night at the Snowline Lodge provides dinner, breakfast, and lunch!
Lovely small skifield. Easy to get to through a drive up into beech forest. New cafe and nice facilities. Field design is better for good skiers. The lower areas are not great. Our son had a great time - he's a very good skier. We stayed 2 nights in a bunk room. Fun experience but super cold and we found ourselves rostered on to cook breakfast for 40 people at 7am!! Bit of a shock... But we managed. Not great value given the quality of facilties and the job roster.