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Travelling west on Highway 73, follow the signposts to Arthurs Pass. The Cheeseman turnoff is well labelled on the left, about 10km from the top of the Porters Pass. The access road is an unsealed road which starts by winding its way through beach forest and then continues through alpine terrain. There is an unload point up by the T-Bar and the car park is 200m back down the road.


Cheeseman is a southeasterly facing bowl. It is made up of two halves, the groomed piste and the ungroomed which has Mt Cockayne at the top and Powder Vallley. The groomed area is mostly intermediate terrain, there is a small but good learners area, and plenty of off piste steeps which can be traversed to.

Nearest Town Springfield
Distance (km) 41
Nearest Airport Christchurch
Distance (km) 112
Annual Snow Fall (m)  
Season Opens Early July
Season Closes Late September
Skiable Area (Hectares)  
Total Number of Lifts 3
Base Altitude (m) 1570
Highest Altitude (m) 1840
Beginner 15%
Intermediate 50%
Advanced 35%
Chairlifts 0
T-Bars 2
Platters 0
Rope Tows 1
Ski School Yes
Ski Hire Yes
Chain Hire  
Groomers Yes
Half Pipe  
Terrain Park  
Cafe Yes
Bar Yes
Accommodation on Ski Area Yes

Contact Details
Company Name Mt Cheeseman Ski Field
Phone 64 3 3795315
Fax 64 3 3795416
Mail PO BOX 22178 Christchurch

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