Temple Basin Ski Area

Ski Resort

Temple Basin is a tall alpine club field in the heart of a national park, surrounded by wonderful mountains. It is a favourite ski resort among snowboarders because of its excellent 320 hectares of terrain including basins, chutes and natural half pipes, accessible via 3 rope tows and some hiking along the ridges.

Temple Basin is suitable for skiers and boarders of all abilities from beginners to advance. Night skiing is also available where the main tow is flood lit.

On Field Accommodation is provided here as well with two backpacker style lodges sleeping up to 120 people, situated right beside the main tow. The lodge facilities include kitchen, living and dining rooms with views of the mountain, hot showers, canteen, bar, telephone, first aid and conference rooms.

Since it’s positioned on the main divide of the Southern Alps, Temple Basin gets its weather from the west and frequently has more snow than other areas.


Beginner 25%
Intermediate 50%
Advanced 25%

Highest Point: 1750metres
Vertical Point: 427 metres
Skiable Area: 320 hectares

Number of Lifts

3 nutcracker rope tows and 1 beginner fixed grip tow


Day Pass
Adult $60, Students $40, Under 18 $35, Under 13 $20
Season Passes (early rates available before 01 June)
Early adult $300
Late adult $400
Early under 18 & student $250
Late under 18 & student $350

Hire Equipment

You can hire on the mountain including skis, boots, poles and snowboards


Ski Week (includes accommodation, meals, lift and lessons)
Adult $650, Student $550, Child $450


on-field accommodation
night skiing
ski and board Hire
ski and snowboard lessons
natural half pipes

Address: PO Box 1228, Christchurch
Phone: 03 377 7788
Email: info@templebasin.co.nz
Website: www.templebasin.co.nz

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