Skiing in Mt Cheeseman, Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand

Late June - late September
Off-piste terrain:
Christchurch is situated in Canterbury region of the South Island, and is the second largest city of New Zealand. It represents the getaway to Antarctica, while lying next to Pegasus Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

Overall the city is surrounded by Avon, Heathcote and Waimakariri Rivers, and the Canterbury Plains. The climate is considered to be temperate, with cool and mild summers (maximum temperature 23°C/73.4°F), and cold and frosty winters (temperatures fall below 0°C/32°F frequently).

One of the closest family-friendly ski areas near Christchurch is Mt Cheeseman. It is situated near Craigieburn Forest Park (in the heart of Southern Alps) and is 90 min drive from Christchurch (99 km/61 mi). The site is open from late June to late September and offers a great destination for the lovers of skiing.

Although it is addressed mostly to intermediate level skiers, Mt Cheeseman has a lot to offer to the more adventurous skiers, who prefer untracked terrain and off-piste experiences. From Ridge T-Bar and Main T-Bar, you can enjoy more demanding trails. Enjoy the breathtaking alpine view!