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 Aspiring64 cm
Mount Cook27 cm
Mount Baw Baw15 cm
Ben Lomond10 cm
Lake Louise10 cm
Mount Mawson10 cm
Hotham8 cm
Falls Creek6 cm
Mount Buller6 cm
Mount Stirling6 cm
Last updated - 11 hours ago
Temple Basin On Twitter
  • 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 5 hrs 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/S87CPUOw7C 5 hrs ago
  • templebasinnz: Time to get those pass photos in. Earlybird and Buddy Passes close May 31 (That’s one week away) https://t.co/C0dkKfYldG 6 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Winner: Congrats to Alex Brook who won our CUSSC Annual Ski Sale competition. She's scored herself a Season Pass. 8 days ago
  • templebasinnz: How local are you? Where exactly is this shot taken? https://t.co/8xa1JsolO6 14 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Here's two Temple schemers. Club President Ryan and V.P. Hugo talking over this weekend's plans. https://t.co/d3M3qCgVBG 16 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Club love, all the local clubbies representing at the Ski Sale. See you all tomorrow. https://t.co/lDqq2EvGnV 17 days ago
  • templebasinnz: T-shirts, Kincoskigloves, Temple decals & Buddy Passes available at the Annual Ski Sale this weekend, come say... https://t.co/AOuTLbfM10 19 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Hugo and Elliot are back fixing Downhill Tow this weekend and the going's not as tough as back in the day. We're... https://t.co/ou2rXXbWjj 20 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Getting some love from our mates at RDU 98.5 FM. Stoked! Bring on winter. https://t.co/t4CSnRICsn 24 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Beautiful day up at Temple today. We've been flying in supplies for Downhill tow and general 2017 operations. https://t.co/PIgdldeVaa 24 days ago
  • templebasinnz: We're liking what the Grasshopper has to say. https://t.co/2ehm54Kwri 27 days ago
  • templebasinnz: NZ surf season is getting good. NZ ski season is just around the corner. https://t.co/NgIVtEyNPq 31 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Next Work Party May 6/7. Building jobs inside and out, tow maintenance, painting and more. Sign up at... https://t.co/mLvzcZDZjq 46 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Right, time to up the ante, we're making the Season Pass Plus even better, $499 for a Temple Basin Season Pass,... https://t.co/huLaVCg7Yh 54 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Have you sorted your season pass yet? How's this for a deal, 4 nights midweek, Season Pass and TB membership for... https://t.co/9eW5RsseMh 65 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Here's our upcoming work party schedule. A huge thanks to all those who lent a hand over the weekend just gone. https://t.co/T729mBMnj8 69 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Work PARTY this coming weekend & we're calling for all hands on deck. Food & accommodation provided. Register... https://t.co/mUGQcpLtP8 78 days ago
  • templebasinnz: No stranger to Temple, we're stoked to see that Mark has scored a shot on the cover of SPOKE magazine. Heaps... https://t.co/zGMFb0zJEm 83 days ago
  • templebasinnz: European winter done, time to fire up the Temple hard drive. Check out https://t.co/g83rRLrV52 for our 2017 rates... https://t.co/DWUzEMARD8 86 days ago