Temple Basin


Temple Basin Ski Area is a popular ski resort nestled in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. Located about 90 minutes' drive from Christchurch, it offers a unique and adventurous experience for skiers and snowboarders. Known for its stunning alpine setting and challenging terrain, Temple Basin attracts thrill-seekers and outdoor enthusiasts. The resort features a mix of groomed runs and off-piste opportunities, catering to intermediate and advanced riders. Its steep slopes, natural half-pipes, and wide bowls provide ample excitement for those seeking a thrilling winter adventure. Temple Basin is a club field, operated by the Temple Basin Ski Club. This community-focused approach creates a friendly and welcoming atmosphere for visitors. The resort offers a rustic on-mountain lodge, providing accommodation and facilities for overnight stays. Staying at the lodge allows guests to fully immerse themselves in the mountain environment and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow skiers and snowboarders. In addition to its diverse skiing and snowboarding terrain, Temple Basin also boasts breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. The natural beauty and tranquility of the area add to the overall appeal of the resort, making it a favorite destination for nature lovers. It's worth noting that Temple Basin Ski Area is not recommended for beginners or inexperienced skiers due to its challenging nature. It is best suited for those with some skiing or snowboarding experience who are looking for an off-the-beaten-path adventure in a stunning alpine setting.

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Where is Temple Basin located?

Temple Basin is one of the oldest club-run ski areas and it is located in the heart of the Southern Alps, near Arthur’s Pass Village and about 90 minutes drive from Christchurch.

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