Temple Basin Ski Resort

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Overview

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.

Two modern lodges offer bunk room style accommodation for 120 people. One does not have to belong to Temple Basin Ski Club to ski, snowboard or stay in the lodge. Fees for both accommodation and lift passes are lower for members.

Terrain

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.

Inside Scoop

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. 

Plan Your Trip

Temple Basin Lodging

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

17"
11"
8"
4"
0"
4"
Jun
5"
Jul
14"
Aug
9"
Sep
0"
Oct

Terrain Overview

25%
Beginners Runs
50%
Intermediate Runs
15%
Advanced Runs
10%
Expert Runs
36
Runs in Total
6.2 mi
Skiable Terrain

Total Lifts: 4

4
Surface Lifts

Elevation

6309'
Summit
1411'
Vertical Drop
4898'
Base

Important Dates

July 01, 20232023/07/01
Projected Opening
September 17, 20232023/09/17
Projected Closing
N.A.
Projected Days Open
N.A.
Days Open Last Year
22
Years Open
0"
Average Snowfall
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