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Temple Basin

Temple Basin Ski Resort Guide

Temple Basin, New Zealand

Rated: 3/5 (from 4 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForFreeriders and Expert Skiers.
Highest Lift1,753m5,751ft
Resort Height1,410m4,626ft
 Nearest AirportsHokitika and Christchurch
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Temple Basin

Ungroomed ski and snowboarder's paradise in Arthur's Pass National Park, with no groomers or snow making and rope tows only.


The New Zealand ski resort of Temple Basin is at an altitude of 1,410m4,626ft.

Temple Basin has direct access to 26 marked pistes, served by a total of 4 ski lifts.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Sorry, we don't yet know much about Snowboarding in Temple Basin.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Temple Basin?

The next notable snow forecast is 9cm3in, expected on 29 September, with around 16cm6in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Temple Basin

Ski Area Stats

Temple Basin Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Temple Basin Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,753m5,751ft
Resort Altitude (Temple Basin)1,410m4,626ft
Lowest Piste1,401m4,596ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Temple Basin
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Temple Basin?

This ski resort is in New Zealand.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Temple Basin is Hokitika, 77 minutes drive away.

Christchurch and Westport airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

There are four ski lifts.

Season Dates

When is Temple Basin open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.


NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Temple Basin, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Temple Basin Tourist Office for the latest.

Temple Basin