Temple Basin


Top 1923m / Base 1380m


State Highway 73
Selwyn, New Zealand


9am–4pm, daily during winter

About Temple Basin

  Distance from Christchurch Airport: 147km, approximately 2 hours to car park

Located in the heart of the Southern Alps in Arthur’s Pass National Park, Temple Basin offers a mountain experience like no other.

There’s no access road to tackle, instead you send your gear up on a goods lift and enjoy a stunning 40 minute hike to the base.

The rope tows access the surrounding peaks and the terrain is renowned as the home of extreme skiing in New Zealand.

There is plenty on offer for intermediate skiers and riders as well as the adventurous beginner.

With incredible mountain views in every direction, a ski-in ski-out lodge this is an ideal place to enjoy the alpine environment.


Stay on the Mountain

Stay in the middle of the New Zealand's Southern Alps, surrounded by the beauty of Arthur’s Pass National Park. 

Facilities include bunk bed accommodation, lounge and seminar room, commercial kitchen, hot showers and drying room. 

Temple Basin Family Ski Week (6 nights, 7 days)

Ski Area Package

Temple’s ski and snowboard week packages (6 nights, 7 days) commence on Sunday and finish on the following Saturday each week.

Some are themed to suit certain age groups, and all are fun and exciting. You can also stay longer or bring a large group of people to Temple Basin.

TBSC is open to kids and families throughout the winter season. At TBSC, you will be able to ski and stay for the entire week or shorter if you wish. Ideal for families who want to get away for the week and stay in the mountains.

If you book to stay in the lodge, you can expect a fully catered experience, including breakfast, lunches and dinner. The lodge has a large common dining area with a staffed bar, and there’s a separate lounge with table tennis for some alternative indoor activities.

Cost for 6 Nights' Accommodation: Adult $671 / Student $603 / Under 18 $557 / Under 11 $360

Skiing - Lift Pass / Day $85

3 Day Midweek Adventure

Ski Area Package

Escape the crowds and adventure into the Main Divide for a three-day ski Snowboard holiday, inclusive of two nights' accommodation. \

Temple Basin is well off the beaten track and this package will get up into the mountains and be ready to ski and ride for three days.

It's a one hour walk up to the main Lodge from the carpark, with your gear on the gears lift, take some ski poles and hike to the lodge.

You’ll be welcomed with the excitement of the snow and terrain on offer.

This package offers: 2 nights' accommodation and all-inclusive food.

Remember to bring your sleeping bag, and clothing, including ski gear and snowboard gear.

Accommodation booking is essential. Costs for 2 Nights': Adult $253 / Student $228 / Under 18 $210 / Under 11 $120

Ski - Lift Pass - $85 / day

Day passes from $85 per day or you can use the Chill Pass and/or Temple Basin Season Pass.

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