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
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Whistler59 cm
Hakuba32 cm
Myoko32 cm
Fernie28 cm
Aspen Mountain21 cm
Lake Louise18 cm
Sun Peaks15 cm
Niseko14 cm
Big White13 cm
Snowbird13 cm
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Temple Basin On Twitter
  • templebasinnz: If you're thinking of buying some kingswood skis, do so before March 1st. $45 from every pair goes to this great... https://t.co/5p5femKrwK 3 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Here's a throwback to Craig Murray sending it over Cassidy Creek https://t.co/6YgXSGZ5QJ 30 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Looking to fill 2 positions at the lodge from February 20 to the end of March. One cooking for groups of school... https://t.co/ypnAoGm8AC 69 days ago
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  • templebasinnz: Winter 2016 memories... https://t.co/ATg0pN54Pm 154 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Thanks for a short but fun winter. We are now closed for the season but we went out dancing. SansTribe were... https://t.co/nFp09PbvOP 160 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Starting to look like this up at Temple Basin right now! Blue sky has come out, and so should you! Come on up... https://t.co/UrpEJBiGpH 162 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Just some recent fun we've been having up here on the hill! After the precipitation, the weekend's looking to be... https://t.co/vxL6CXG7L4 164 days ago
  • templebasinnz: 2016 Table Traverse Competition this weekend, prizes courtesy of Cactus Outdoor. Here's Mountain Manager Forrest... https://t.co/FYe7RXLAnB 164 days ago
  • templebasinnz: A little footage from Splitfest feat. TB male model Willie. Also, a pair of brown Burton boots with green laces... https://t.co/CD2e2NbYaY 164 days ago
  • templebasinnz: We're excited to have SansTribe playing live Saturday night. We also have giveaways from Cactus Outdoor and our... https://t.co/yV0LewHISV 165 days ago
  • templebasinnz: If you can, Give a little to our friendly, and sometimes overly intelligent avian friends!... https://t.co/fg9a0P73L8 166 days ago
  • templebasinnz: What a line, what a weekend. Bring on Splitfest 2017. https://t.co/cWWEh6EVIf 166 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Due to CUSSC Lodge cancelations we now have 8 beds available on Saturday night, book now, these will go quicker... https://t.co/2fnKHUdTb8 170 days ago
  • templebasinnz: "GO FASTER" is the theme of the splitfest weekend, and party Saturday night, with 2 DJs! Make sure you dress to... https://t.co/lKiO3AR5Os 171 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Wind has died down (now gusting to only 70kph), And we will be attempting to run the goods lift. Will operate as... https://t.co/7nYQ6ALoPO 171 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Night skiing was off the hook last night. Hope to see you all soon. https://t.co/t59AbXjZ2v 171 days ago
  • templebasinnz: New order of Kincos will be on the mountain this weekend. Available over the bar to keep your hands warm whilst... https://t.co/0lF3LVOU5F 171 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Night skiing last night was a hoot! Hoping the wind dies down a bit to explore where our snow has been blown!... https://t.co/nQble1TBS5 171 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Due to the high winds, we will not operate the goodslift until further notice. Arthurs Pass is currently closed... https://t.co/iO5IeQTyqT 171 days ago