Temple Basin Ski Area

Located on the Main Divide of the Southern Alps, Temple Basin is a ski area like no other. Temple Basin provides total detachment from ‘life in the fast lane’ but with all the comforts of home. If you’re thinking of taking a backcountry or avalanche course there is no better place to immerse yourself in a learning environment. Temple Lodge has a fully equipped lecture room.

Temple Basin is a rewarding and exhilarating place to stay, ski and ride. Like any good reward with skiing there is usually a hike involved. A ‘gondola’ (goodslift) can be found at the base, on the main highway, but it only carries your gear. There’s no access road so the 40-60 minute hike up will get the blood pumping and legs ready for skiing and riding.

Three rope tows service the ski area. Cassidy Tow is a great option for beginners and those of intermediate ability. Temple Tow is right in front of the main accommodation lodge and has night skiing. A short traverse from the top of the Temple Tow leads you to Downhill Tow, which is nestled under Mt Temple and accesses a large sunny basin. The entire ski area is ungroomed so natural features and impressive rock formations make the skiing both challenging and rewarding.

Ski Hire & Ski School

Ski hire and lessons are available. 

Accommodation

Ferrier Lodge at the start of the Temple Tow provides a social meeting point with a licenced bar; shelter; accommodation; and renowned restaurant quality meals. For those on a budget there is also a self-catered option and the combined bed total across two alpine lodges sleeps 120 people.

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Accommodation Options

120 Beds, Catered & Self-Catered Lodge, Kitchen, Showers, Licenced Bar

Rates for Beds 

Catered:

Adult: $95,

Student: $85,

Youth: $80,

Child: $70

Self Catered:

$43 bed only.

Contact Info

Accommodation Phone Number: +64 3 377 7788

Book on the Temple Basin website here: templebasin.co.nz/book-now/bed-time

Ski Area Stats

Beginner

 

15%

Intermediate

 

50%

Advanced

 

35%

 

 

 

Main Lifts

 

3x Rope Tows

 

 

 

Top Elevation

 

1923m

Bottom Elevation

 

1493m

Skiable Terrain

 

380 Hectares

 

 

 

Lessons

 

Yes

Gear Hire

 

Yes

Night Skiing

 

Conditions permitting

 

 

 

Access

 

45-60 minute hike

 

 

 

Day Pass Rates

Adult

$68

 

Student

$50

 

Youth

$37

 

Child

$24

 

U10

Free

 

 

 

Draw Cards

 

Remote alpine setting

 

 

Amazing terrain

 

 

Cold Craft Beer