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Temple Basin Ski Resort Guide

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Temple Basin Ski Resort Guide

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Temple Basin Ski Resort Guide

Air in Bill's Basement - Temple Basin Ski Area. Johnny McCormack photo

Temple Basin

Photo credit: Martin Toon

Cassidy Chutes at Temple Basin Ski Area. Volkl photo

Temple Basin

Photo credit: Martin Toon

Heading to Extreme Terrain. Steve Eastwood, Temple Basin photo

Temple Basin

Photo credit: Martin Toon

Temple Basin at Night photo

Temple Basin

Photo credit: Martin Toon

Slope Stats

  • 1923m

  • 430m

  • 1493m

  • Acres of ski:640
  • Pistes:22
  • Snowmaking:-
  • Halfpipes:-
  • Terrain Parks:-
  • X-Country:-
  • beginner20%
  • intermediate55%
  • advanced25%

Temple Basin in New Zealand is a small ski resort with just 4 ski lifts but it does boast a respectable 430 metres (1410 feet) of vertical descent. Temple Basin has 640 acres of terrain over 22 pistes. Temple Basin is best suited to intermediate skiers and snowboarders but there is some terrain for beginners and advanced skiers. We have no information about the existence of any cross country ski trails at Temple Basin. The nearest airport is at Christchurch and the nearest train station to Temple Basin is at Arthurs Pass. There is accommodation located close to the pistes but we would welcome additional information about any hotels or chalets in Temple Basin.


  • Nearest Airport:Christchurch
  • Nearest Train Station:Arthurs Pass
  • Tourist Office Phone:+6433777788
  • Tourist Office
  • Slopeside accommodation:yes
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  • Season opens:27 Jul 2018
  • Season closes:23 Sep 2018
  • Lifts:4 surface lifts
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  • Issued:19 Jan
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Today’s Weather (1708 m)view full snow forecast

10 NW10
13 °CF-Level
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20 NW20
13 °CF-Level
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Visitor Reviews of Temple Basin

Sickbird from New Zealand writes:

Temple Basin is the only ski area in the Southern Alps, all the other ski areas are in the foot hills blocked by the Alps, that is why Temple gets the big dumps from the NW!
The best memory I have is skiing Temple 11.00pm under lights freshies up to my nipples!

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