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 Area Stats & Map
Terrain: Beginner 15% Intermediate 50% Advanced 35%
Main Lifts: 3x Rope Tows
Top Elevation 1923m
Bottom Elevation 1493m
Skiable Terrain: 380 Hectares
Lessons & Gear Hire
Night Skiing: Conditions permitting
45-60 minute hike
Day Pass Rates
Ski Hire & Ski School
Ski hire and lessons are available.
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.
120 Beds, Catered & Self-Catered Lodge, Kitchen, Showers, Licenced Bar
Rates for Beds
$43 bed only.
Accommodation Phone Number: +64 3 377 7788
Remote alpine setting
Cold Craft Beer