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Temple Basin Resort Guide

The Temple Basin resort guide summary is: Temple Basin has 4 lifts within its 258 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for all levels. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 430m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 22 trail at Temple Basin.


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Temple Basin Resort Guide

The Temple Basin resort guide summary is: Temple Basin has 4 lifts within its 258 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for all levels. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 430m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 22 trail at Temple Basin.

Vertical:

Top: 1923m
Arrow
430m
Bot: 1493m

Best for:

Advanced level skier
Intermediate/
Advanced

Trails:

22
20%
55%
25%

Hectares of Ski:

258
Snowmaking: —

Temple Basin Lifts:

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Total lifts = 4
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Temple Basin Resort GuidePhoto credit: Martin Toon

Visiting Temple Basin

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Temple Basin.

  • Season opens
    24 Jul 2021
  • Season closes
    26 Sep 2021
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants | Bars
    1 | 1
  • Nearest Airport
    Christchurch
  • Nearest Train Station
    Arthurs Pass
  • Tourist Office Website
  • Tourist Office Phone
    +6433777788

Temple Basin Features

The terrain at Temple Basin includes:

  • Halfpipes
  • Terrain Parks
  • X-Country
  • Ski Hire

What's it like at Temple Basin resort?

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.


Explore Temple Basin Location Map

Interactive Temple Basin trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.


When's the snowiest month to visit Temple Basin?

OctoberAverage: 3.9 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Temple Basin is week 2 of October. There are typically 3.9 snowy days during this week with 36cm of snowfall. Check out the Temple Basin Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Temple Basin

Overall: 3.8 Based on 9 votes and 4 reviews

  • Snowsure 3.9
  • Variety of pistes 4.8
  • Off-piste 5.0
  • Scenery 5.0
  • Apres-Ski 4.3
  • Vote

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.

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