. Cheeseman is a friendly ski area that promotes a fun, family environment in an alpine setting and is open to the public. We are the closest club ski area to Christchurch, being just 90 minutes drive or approximately 99km. Discover Canterbury?s easiest access on mountain ski accommodation. Ride the T-Bar lifts, ski to the lodge door and relax in the large communal dining/living area while your meals are prepared by our resident cook. Enjoy hot showers and sunset drenched decks in Snowline Lodge.Snowline Lodge sleeps up to 68 people in 13 bunkrooms with four to six bunks per room. Unless you book a room exclusively, at busy times you will be sharing.