Mt Cheeseman is the second ski area along the Craigieburn Range, just 1 hours’ drive from Methven Mt Hutt Village. It is the second closest ski area to Christchurch and boasts a sunny northeast basin with open rolling terrain. With great beginner and intermediate slopes, Mt Cheeseman is perfect for learners and families. Two T Bars give easy access to well-groomed gentle terrain with the Learners Tow located right beside the main lodge. Mt Cockayne offers great off-piste conditions and the face holds snow well.
If you are keen on a taste of backcountry, it is little effort to drop into Tarn Basin to get some fresh lines. You can choose to stay up on the mountain 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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