Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation

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Elevation

  • 6309ft
    Summit
  • 1411ft
    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

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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.

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing07/11/202009/27/2020
  • Years Open
    20

More Info

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. 

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Temple Basin Reviews

Thomas Orr
15th October 20154
Spent a couple of night and three days on the snow in 2015, Hut is fine with all you need and friendly...Full review
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Contact Info

  • Temple Basin

    P.O. Box 1228

    Christchurch

    New Zealand


    Phone: 64-3377-7788

    ski@temple.org.nz

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Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation