Visiting Mount Cheeseman
Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Mount Cheeseman.
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- Tourist Office Phone+64 3 366 7766
Mount Cheeseman Features
The terrain at Mount Cheeseman includes::
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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.
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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.
Mount Cheeseman Live Weather
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What's the snow currently like in Mount Cheeseman?
A summary of the current snow conditions in Mount Cheeseman. View more information on the Mount Cheeseman detailed snow report page.
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Visitor Reviews of Mount Cheeseman
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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