Welcome to Temple Basin Ski Area

Temple Basin is one of the oldest club run ski areas in New Zealand, formed in 1929. From the lifts the surrounding peaks can be easily accessed, so the field has become renowned as the home of extreme skiing and snowboarding in New Zealand.

Located on the Main Divide of the Southern Alps, Temple is also home to the New Zealand Snow Safety Institute offering courses for riders, hikers and mountaineers in premier alpine terrain.  There are 120 beds in bunkhouse-style accommodation right beside the lifts, making it truely a ski in ski out resort. A goods lift carries equipment to the Lodge from State Highway 73 and access to the lodge is approximately a 50 minute hike via the walking track. Beginner to advanced terrain can be accessed by 3 rope tows, so be ready to use a nutcracker!

Here's what makes us so special

Ski in Ski Out

With Temple Tow located next to the lodge, after a day in the hills enjoy the comfort of ski in ski out accomodation for true Apres Ski Kiwi style.

360° Views

Boasting incredible mountain views in every direction, skiable terrain can be found on almost all aspects too!

Inbounds Backcountry

From the lifts the surrounding peaks can be easily accessed, so the field has become renowned as the home of extreme skiing and snowboarding in NZ.

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