Related Regions: New Zealand, Oceania, Southern Hemisphere

Temple Basin Skiing

Closed
Season Start/End: 7/11 - 10/ 3
Elevation
:
4898ft - 6309ft
Trails
:
25%| 50%| 15%| 10%
Lifts
:
4
Lift Tickets
:
from NZD25.00 to NZD70.00
Complete list of prices

Temple Basin Ski Area is located on the Main Divide of the Southern Alps at the heart of Arthur's Pass National Park. Temple Basin is situated along the Craigieburn Range and requires a 45-60 minute hike from the highway to reach,

Temple Basin is a club based ski field with a relaxed atmospheres that welcome skiers looking for some adventure and fantastic terrain. Temple Basin is home to the Canterbury University Snow Sports Club.

The ski area has teamed up with snowkidz.com to provide supervised ski weeks for children during school holidays.

Temple Basin spreads across multiple basins and provides various options for different abilities. Natural freestyle terrain is abundant including quarter pipes, lips, and kickers.

Bill's Basin and Bill's Basement are great intermediate to advanced runs providing riders with steeps, cliff bends and natural rolling hills.

Temple Basin Ski Area is a great ski touring launching point and base camp for ski mountaineering with access to a great expanse of backcountry terrain.

Temple Basin takes some effort to access but provides a charm that is lost at bigger resorts. Temple Basin is a great resort for those looking to earn their turns.

Ski and snowboard rentals are available. Ski and snowboard lessons, and limited accommodations are also available.

Temple Basin is also host to avalanche awareness and mountaineering courses for all ability levels. 

Elevation

  • 6309ft
    Summit
  • 1410ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 4898ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 4
  • 4
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    25%

  • Intermediate Runs

    50%

  • Advanced Runs

    15%

  • Expert Runs

    10%

  • Runs

    36

  • Skiable Terrain

    791 ac

Important Dates

  • Projected Opening: 07/11/2016
  • Projected Closing: 10/03/2015
  • Years Open: 16

Tourist Office

  • Temple Basin

    P.O. Box 1228

    Christchurch

    New Zealand

    Phone: 64-3377-7788

    ski@temple.org.nz

Temple Basin Reviews

  • Thomas Orr


    • 4
    15th October 2015

    Full review

      Spent a couple of night and three days on the snow in 2015, Hut is fine with all you need and friendly...
     
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