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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
Phone: \+64 3 377 7788
Nearest Town: Arthur's Pass
Nearest Airport: Christchurch
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Next Snow
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Whistler78 cm
Niseko70 cm
Lake Louise43 cm
Hakuba37 cm
Fernie22 cm
Mount Cook21 cm
Mount Aspiring14 cm
Sun Peaks13 cm
Big White12 cm
Heavenly9 cm
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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... 57 days ago
  • templebasinnz: What a great weekend, cheers to the wonderful MEL PARSONS for a great gig and tolerating some questionable heckles. 63 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. 75 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. 75 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... 82 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Here's an interesting head's up on the wilding pine eradication at Flock Hill. 89 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Beautiful Spring Corn on the menu again today. Yoga for Koha tomorrow morning as always. 90 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... 93 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Powder skiing today, party tonight. 98 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Oh, and the powder was deep and everyone got amongst it. 99 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Looking forward to this night in the Forest Lodge at Cheeseman. See details on the link! 110 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Love it, part n' parcel of riding the clubbies. Shout out to Hampi for getting people back up and sliding.... 111 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Open today, inspite of what snowHQ and metservice say. Currently a beautiful, calm, starry morning, expecting... 112 days ago
  • templebasinnz: From this morning, getting the field ready during a temporary lull in the storm. Been puking on us all day, with... 117 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Preparations for Friday are going along well. Both lodges are now fully booked this Saturday night but there's... 118 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Beautiful day in Christchurch, snowing again at Temple. More forecasted this week, looking good for Friday... 120 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... 123 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Here's the latest word on conditions, likely opening date and upcoming events. 124 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... 128 days ago
  • templebasinnz: Looks like we've joined in on this South East party. Standby for totals and a possible revised opening date. 131 days ago