Temple Basin

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Temple Basin is a true alpine environment on the Main Divide of the Southern Alps at the heart of Arthur's Pass National Park in the south island of New Zealand. The ski area is one of the greatest skiing locations in the country and a wonderful environment to meet like-minded people who love the outdoors, the mountains and leaving the Latte drinkers behind! Temple Basin Ski Area covers a great variety of terrain spread over four separate basins. There are gentle slopes for complete beginners, adrenalin-pumping challenges for the expert, and everything in between.

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Snow Resort Stats



Elevation Top 1752m
Elevation Bottom 1326m
Vertical Drop 430m
Skiable Terrain 320ha
Longest Run
Beginner 15%
Intermediate 45%
Advanced 40%
Total Number of Trails



Total 4
Highest Lifted Point 1723m
Gondolas & Trams 0
High Speed Sixes
High Speed Quads 0
Quad Chairs 0
Triple Chairs 0
Double Chairs 0
Surface Lifts 3
Uphill Capacity 300 per day

Snow Making

Snow Making 0
Total Number of Guns 0
Annual Average Snowfall

Terrain Parks

Terrain Park

Total 0
Half Pipes 0
Half Pipe Size
Total Terrain Park Area Size

Location & Travel Info
Country: New Zealand
Region: South Island \\
Address: Temple Basin Ski Club Inc.

PO Box 1228


New Zealand
Website: http://www.templebasin.co.nz/
Email: info@templebasin.co.nz
Phone: \+64 3 377 7788
Nearest Town: Arthur's Pass
Nearest Airport: Christchurch
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Next Snow
ResortSnow Forecasted
(7 Day Forecast)
Mount Cook181 cm
Mount Aspiring154 cm
Tukino90 cm
Turoa90 cm
Whakapapa90 cm
Alpure Peaks87 cm
Fox Peak87 cm
Mount Dobson87 cm
Round Hill87 cm
Mount Hutt60 cm
Last updated - 8 hours ago
Temple Basin On Twitter
  • templebasinnz: It's puking at 1380m. Looking to expand on this from a few days ago... No tows this weekend, but yoga weekend is... https://t.co/ouHCWUZKfB 24 hrs ago
  • templebasinnz: Here's the latest word on conditions, likely opening date and upcoming events. https://t.co/8H5ASnm4Gx 2 days ago
  • templebasinnz: FIELD UPDATE: We do not have enough snow to spin the tows as of yet. Fortunately it's currently snowing and with... https://t.co/NUO3RnipUF 5 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Looks like we've joined in on this South East party. Standby for totals and a possible revised opening date. 9 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Look who's in town and spotted himself in the new Transfer magazine #petethesheppard #Mountainwatch https://t.co/rOZhPHHhSn 9 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Opening next Friday 21st looking promising with reinforcement fronts arriving from the west. More good news, free... https://t.co/2ztXWaCUuw 10 days ago
  • templebasinnz: There's one spot left for our upcoming 4-Day mountaineering course starting Friday.... https://t.co/IMLds6DBR7 11 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Given the coverage on Temple Tow we've pushed our opening back a week to Friday the 14th. This gives us one more... https://t.co/bXPIB6y3OO 18 days ago
  • templebasinnz: The Downhill Dunny getting some attention. Stay tuned for opening date announcement soon. https://t.co/oN3rtcNOFg 18 days ago
  • templebasinnz: We have new ropes to run and splicing this weekend. We're looking for 8 people to give a few of the regulars a... https://t.co/ly7xlVMJ6R 25 days ago
  • templebasinnz: 2017 Passes are hot off the press, come get yours after work this evening at Space Academy. Wont be long, our... https://t.co/B6XW7fCPyY 29 days ago
  • templebasinnz: NZSSI 2-Day Avalanche courses at Temple Basin for only $499pp which includes instruction, meals and accommodation. https://t.co/UbGVOHuiAq 30 days ago
  • templebasinnz: "Strange and Quirky Tales Of Temple Basin: An otherworldly trip into the NZ's powder asylum for the... https://t.co/IuWRJHNgZT 32 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Here's the lodge as of today. Our proposed opening is Friday 7 July. Heads up, beds are almost full for Saturday... https://t.co/UXSLcJe4NK 37 days ago
  • templebasinnz: New NZ Snowboarder Magazine out now and Temple's back in print. https://t.co/FFkl80R8vj 41 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Temple Basin as seen through the lens of the Rusty Toothbrush crew https://t.co/dY4odp0fCC 43 days ago
  • templebasinnz: These puppies are right at home in the clubbies and NZ backcountry. They look pretty bad ass too. https://t.co/XabgK9L6Bk 44 days ago
  • templebasinnz: It's just started nukin' at 1380m. Keep it coming. https://t.co/A3hU3wSYMt 47 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Yeah Mark and Chazzy Pops! https://t.co/F0k5v5q3gm 50 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Huge effort from Hugo, Elliot and the crew. Downhill Tow is 99% complete and ready for snow, just like us! Cheers... https://t.co/Adxy3cdF5D 53 days ago