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Mount Cheeseman Resort Guide

The Mount Cheeseman resort guide summary is: Mount Cheeseman has 3 lifts within its terrain that is suitable for intermediate and advanced levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 211m of vertical range and surrounding area.


Photo credit: Roz ServiceMount Cheeseman Resort Guide

Mount Cheeseman Resort Guide

The Mount Cheeseman resort guide summary is: Mount Cheeseman has 3 lifts within its terrain that is suitable for intermediate and advanced levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 211m of vertical range and surrounding area.

Vertical:

Top: 1845m
Arrow
211m
Bot: 1634m

Best for:

Advanced level skier
Intermediate/
Advanced

Trails:

15%
50%
35%

Hectares of Ski:

Snowmaking: —

Mount Cheeseman Lifts:

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Total lifts = 3
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Photo credit: Roz Service

Visiting Mount Cheeseman

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Mount Cheeseman.

  • Season opens
  • Season closes
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants | Bars
    — | —
  • Nearest Airport
    Christchurch
  • Nearest Train Station
  • Tourist Office Website
  • Tourist Office Phone
    +64 3 366 7766

Mount Cheeseman Features

The terrain at Mount Cheeseman includes:

  • Halfpipes
    1
  • Terrain Parks
    1
  • X-Country
  • Ski Hire

What's it like at Mount Cheeseman resort?

Mount Cheeseman is the second closest ski area to Christchurch. The Mount Cheeseman ski field is a sunny east to southeast basin with open, rolling terrain. With great beginner and intermediate slopes, Mount Cheeseman is perfect for learners and families. Two T Bars give easy access to well groomed gentle terrain and the Learners Tow is located right beside the main lodge. Mount Cockayne offers great off-piste conditions and the face holds snow well. If you are keen on a taste of back country, it is little effort to drop into Tarn Basin at Mount Cheeseman to get some fresh lines. You must check in with ski patrol if you intend on heading out of bounds, as Tarn Basin is not patrolled. The grooming staff also make an awesome pipe and series of jumps in their terrain park; check it out. You can choose to stay up on the mountain, at Mount Cheeseman, in Snowline Lodge or alternatively Forest Lodge, which is nestled in the Beech Forest and is an easy 5 minute drive in from SH 73.


Explore Mount Cheeseman Location Map

Interactive Mount Cheeseman trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.


When's the snowiest month to visit Mount Cheeseman?

OctoberAverage: 3.3 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Mount Cheeseman is week 2 of October. There are typically 3.3 snowy days during this week with 35cm of snowfall. Check out the Mount Cheeseman Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Mount Cheeseman

Overall: 3.9 Based on 10 votes and 9 reviews

  • Snowsure 3.9
  • Variety of pistes 4.4
  • Off-piste 4.2
  • Scenery 4.7
  • Apres-Ski 3.4
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Christine from Australia writes:

Great place to go where you can stay on the mountain. Great value for money and an atmosphere that is miles away from the resorts but a fantastic experience because of this difference. Very friendly staff and uncrowded slopes (even though we went in the NZ winter school holiday). We'll definitely return.

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