Learn at Temple Basin with NZSSI

The New Zealand Snow Safety Institute (NZSSI) runs high quality alpine education courses based at Temple Basin. Our mission is to provide affordable education that enables safe access and exploration of Arthurs Pass National Park.

NZSSI offers courses for those wishing to up-skill in backcountry skiing and riding, avalanche awareness, mountaineering, alpine climbing, or general alpine skills. Courses are run by highly experienced and qualified instructors, are generally 1-5 days and include accommodation and full catering at the Temple Basin lodge.

All skill levels are welcome and instructors can cater to the needs of each group.

For the most up to date 2024 winter schedule click here!

“Amazing weekend. Such valuable knowledge gained from it and amazing delivery by our instructors. Loved the course!”

“The learning was hands on and interactive and the instructors were approachable and super knowledgeable.”

“The food was excellent and the staff were super friendly - there was a great vibe all week!”

“TB was such a great location for the course and a rad place to hang out. I loved every minute of the course and wish it had been 7 days long instead of 2!”