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.

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

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

18"
11"
7"
4"
4"
7"
Jul
15"
Aug
9"
Sep
Beginners Runs
25%
Intermediate Runs
50%
Advanced Runs
15%
Expert Runs
10%
Runs in Total
36
Skiable Terrain
6.2 mi

Total Lifts: 4

Surface Lifts
4

Elevation

Base
4898'
Summit
6309'
Vertical Drop
1411'

Important Dates

July 13, 20242024/07/13
Projected Opening
September 25, 20242024/09/25
Projected Closing
N.A.
Projected Days Open
N.A.
Days Open Last Year
24
Years Open
0"
Average Snowfall
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