Visiting Temple Basin
Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Temple Basin.
- Season opens10 Aug 2021
- Season closes26 Sep 2021
- Restaurants | Bars1 | 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::
- Terrain Parks—
- 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.
Temple Basin Live Weather
|Resort||Snow Depth||Temp. (°C)||Wind (km/h)||Weather|
|Top Lift:||2.5 m|
|Bottom Lift:||0.25 m|
When's the snowiest month to visit Temple Basin?
What's the snow currently like in Temple Basin?
A summary of the current snow conditions in Temple Basin. View more information on the Temple Basin detailed snow report page.
- Piste ConditionPacked powder or groomed snow
- Off-piste Condition—
|Upper snow depth:||25 cm|
|Lower snow depth:||25 cm|
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.
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