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 Ski Week (6 nights, 7 days)

Ski Area Package

Stay on the mountain with your family or group of friends for a fully immersive winter experience in a 6 nights, 7 days ski and snowboard week package. Enjoy fully catered accommodation options for breakfast, lunch and dinner and direct access to the slopes.

The week package commences on Sunday and finishes on the following Saturday each week.

3 Day Midweek Adventure

Ski Area Package

Escape the crowds and adventure into the main divide for a three day ski and snowboard holiday, inclusive of two nights
accommodation and all food.

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.

3 day package: Adult $253.
Lift Pass: Adult $85 per day

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