Mt Cheeseman Ski Field

Rd Castle Hill 7580 New Zealand
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Mt Cheeseman Ski Field is a small club run ski area located on the South Island of New Zealand approximately 90 minutes from the city of Christchurch. With 21 runs, 128 acres of terrain, and a vertical drop of 1,017 feet, this is not a large mountain with lots of amenities. Mt Cheeseman Ski Field is a family-oriented and affordable ski field where people will find a laid back and fun atmosphere. Even though Mt Cheeseman Ski Field is a club run ski area, it is open to the public and people do not need to be a member to go and ski or snowboard.

Mt Cheeseman Ski Field

Mt Cheeseman Ski Field is small, but there is enough challenging terrain for beginners and advanced skiers and snowboarders. There are two T-bars and a tow rope for the beginners. Mt Cheeseman Ski Field has two areas: the groomed area and the ungroomed off-piste area. The groomed area is has a small beginner’s area and then mostly intermediate terrain. For those looking for more challenging terrain at Mt Cheeseman Ski Field, there are plenty of off-piste steeps which can be accessed from the top of Mt Cockayne. From the top at a 5,803 foot elevation, you’ll get fantastic views of the Craigieburn Range.

Mt Cheeseman Ski Field has multiple lodges with on-mountain accommodations. This is not a resort with an abundance of off mountain amenities. The accommodations are simple and comfortable. Food options are limited. But, you’ll find the staff, club members, and guests to be very friendly which makes Mt Cheeseman Ski Field a special place that keeps individuals and families coming back.

Mt Cheeseman Ski Field Notes:

  • The ride up to Mt Cheeseman Ski Field can be challenging. Be sure to use chains on your car if there has been a heavy snow fall.

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    Mountain Profile

    Top Elevation

    Top Elevation: 5803

    Base Elevation

    Base Elevation: 4786

    Vertical Drop

    Beginner: 10

    Total Runs

    Total Runs: 21


    Intermediate: 60

    Skiable Terrain

    Skiable Terrain: 128


    Advanced: 30

    Terrain Parks

    Terrain Parks: 1


    Expert: 0

    Night Skiing

    Night Skiing: No


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