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Mt Cheeseman Ski Area

73 Sh, Springfield 8154, New Zealand
+64 3-318 8794
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Great Skiing and Family Atmosphere

We've been going up to Cheeseman on and off for many years. This year we took our kids (8yo and... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
A TripAdvisor Member
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Quintessential Kiwi Experience

I've stayed up Mt Cheeseman at both lodges this winter and highly recommend it. The smaller club... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
MatdDunedinNZ
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Mt Cheeseman is a friendly ski area that promotes a fun, family environment in an alpine setting. Cheeseman is the just 90 minutes (99km) drive from Christchurch.The mountain has a sunny aspect with groomed runs and off-piste terrain catering for all abilities. We have two T-bar lifts that provide access to the whole mountain and a learners’ rope tow in a dedicated learners’ area.For adventurers looking for untracked trails and off-piste experiences, Mt Cockayne offers challenging skiing and fantastic views of the Craigieburn Range. Cheeseman has a range of services and facilities including two accommodation lodges.
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We've been going up to Cheeseman on and off for many years. This year we took our kids (8yo and 5yo) up to stay in the snowline lodge. What a great place to stay, wonderful atmosphere and with other kids running around our two had...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2017

I've stayed up Mt Cheeseman at both lodges this winter and highly recommend it. The smaller club field vibe is unique to anywhere else in the world - a not for profit club which is powered by volunteers and staff purely for the enjoyment of...More

Thank MatdDunedinNZ
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Good all round. Congenial staff. Interesting new people often from overseas. Good food choices. Lodge handy to the best of the ski-ing. Many rave about the Snowline Lodge in fact. Cheeseman is a good advertisement for the country. People flock there. Not as much good...More

Thank NewZealanders300
Reviewed 29 August 2016

If you live in the northern hemisphere and love to ski or snowboard, New Zealand has many choices on both the North and South Islands. Having visited several and working at the one I enjoyed the most I would like to share some thoughts with...More

1  Thank Griz22
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

62 of us booked out Snowline Lodge, ages ranging from 4 years to 74 years. Many of the kids were under 10 and then another group of 14 year Olds, then uni graduates, young parents, older parents and a few grandparents. This is called Wellington...More

1  Thank Hilary H
Reviewed 10 September 2015

I stayed at Snowline Lodge and it's great to be able to ski straight to the lift from the Lodge. The Lodge itself is basic but perfectly adequate and the food was good. The field is small but has some good off piste. It has...More

Thank James-the-Kiwi
Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

Mt. Cheeseman is my first solo experience driving up & skiing a club field without a chairlift. It is the 8th ski area I visited in New Zealand. As a Canadian who is used to skiing at "regular commercial ski areas", I made sure I...More

Thank Maria L
Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

Just had terrific week staying in on the mountain lodge with everything included - so nice to walk out door and hop on to the T bar. People from all over NZ here. Really liked the big fire and casual friendly atmosphere of the place...More

Thank Tallergirl
Reviewed 13 July 2015

We purchased a treatme voucher for two adults for bed board and ski passes, for 3 days and 2 nights. We paid seperately for the 3 kids, which turned out to be a little bit more expensive than i had anticipated - i was under...More

Thank diandda
Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend stayed 2 nights and 3 days skiing up at Mount Cheeseman, the staff were very friendly and made you feel very welcome. the meals there were awesome. the powder was awesome as well. It just was a around great experience. I'd...More

Thank James P
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