Temple Basin Ski Resort Guide
- Acres of ski:640
- Terrain Parks:-
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 Website:www.templebasin.co.nz
- Slopeside accommodation:yes
Announcements & News from the Temple Basin ski resort manager
Latest Snow Reportview full snow report
- Issued:21 Aug
- Last Snowfall:22 August 2019
- Snow Depth (upper):250cm
- Snow Depth (lower):85cm
- Piste:Packed powder or groomed snow
Today’s Weather (1708 m)view full snow forecast
Temple Basin Location Maps
Visitor Reviews of Temple Basin
Simon from New Zealand writes:
Temple basin is a cool environment, particularly for younger people. Although there are negatives associated with skiing Temple (rope tows, avalanche danger, difficult access to some of the very best terrain, sharing dorm rooms). However, these things may not sound like negatives to some. The very best terrain here is 'experts only' so for some that is a big plus.
If you are an intermediate to advanced skier there is fun to be had, though more limited. It might, however, be a place to try and introduce yourself to bigger mountain skiing; deeper powder, steeper slopes, chutes, climb-only accessed terrain. It really has it all for a budding big mountain rider or alpinist. The scenery is also spectacular on a good day, though the weather is quite unpredictable I would imagine. Choose your days carefully.