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 Aspiring101 cm
Mount Cook73 cm
Treble Cone44 cm
Ohau37 cm
Temple Basin33 cm
Cardrona28 cm
Mount Cheeseman27 cm
The Remarkables24 cm
Mount Olympus23 cm
Tukino23 cm
Last updated - 8 hours ago
Temple Basin On Twitter
  • templebasinnz: That's a wrap for 2017. Cheers all for a great season. Here's Mountain Manager Forrest seeing the season out in... https://t.co/nGXlyP0fnz 19 hrs ago
  • templebasinnz: What a great weekend, cheers to the wonderful MEL PARSONS for a great gig and tolerating some questionable heckles. https://t.co/J7L6adPYvI 6 days ago
  • templebasinnz: A brief clearing in the storm giving us our first glimpse of the accumulation so far... Temple and Cassidy lifts are open. 18 days ago
  • templebasinnz: This just in from last night's fun... Plus 25 on top of it overnight, still snowing, and not projected to stop. https://t.co/cIAVyutU9s 18 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Was great to have Adam and Jono of The Eastern up here 10 days ago, looking forward to more fun this Saturday... https://t.co/Cw5GGq1pZq 25 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Here's an interesting head's up on the wilding pine eradication at Flock Hill. https://t.co/bJMxKdavrd 32 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Beautiful Spring Corn on the menu again today. Yoga for Koha tomorrow morning as always. 33 days ago
  • templebasinnz: What a great event last night. Did anyone walk off thew hill in the wrong boots? Richard is missing a pair of... https://t.co/jkzyiN4Md7 36 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Powder skiing today, party tonight. https://t.co/PcjksDb0Gr 41 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Oh, and the powder was deep and everyone got amongst it. 42 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Looking forward to this night in the Forest Lodge at Cheeseman. See details on the link! https://t.co/iLyl4xPLp0 53 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Love it, part n' parcel of riding the clubbies. Shout out to Hampi for getting people back up and sliding.... https://t.co/PijMWCWuby 54 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Open today, inspite of what snowHQ and metservice say. Currently a beautiful, calm, starry morning, expecting... https://t.co/rFQ2gmMcsS 55 days ago
  • templebasinnz: From this morning, getting the field ready during a temporary lull in the storm. Been puking on us all day, with... https://t.co/LtCdQ5svrk 60 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Preparations for Friday are going along well. Both lodges are now fully booked this Saturday night but there's... https://t.co/VcVrUKMPk3 61 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Beautiful day in Christchurch, snowing again at Temple. More forecasted this week, looking good for Friday... https://t.co/i3Ujh1qlCt 63 days ago
  • 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 66 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Here's the latest word on conditions, likely opening date and upcoming events. https://t.co/8H5ASnm4Gx 67 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 71 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Looks like we've joined in on this South East party. Standby for totals and a possible revised opening date. 74 days ago