IN THE SUMMER
SUMMER CONFERENCE AND EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES AT TEMPLE BASIN
Temple Basin Ski Area facilities above Arthur's Pass
National Park offer ideal conditions for seminars,
conferences and specialist groups. The winter
occupation is predominantly reserved for skiing, mountaincraft and mountain safety but the months of
October through to May inclusive offer excellent
opportunities for seminar use where every facility
is provided and experienced management is on site.
New accommodation has recently been constructed on the mountain site
at 1329m, 400m above the Arthur's Pass main roadway.
The magnificent building has a range of seminar and
conference rooms with backup of kitchen, bar,
dormitory and restaurant.
A maximum of 120 persons at any time is totally
Access services include a range of shuttle and bus
connections from Christchurch or Greymouth with a
goodslift facility at the roadhead ready to
transport all gear to the accommodation plateau.
The physical walk up to this plateau is not unduly
arduous and takes about 50 minutes.
The accent is on the splendid isolation. This
has a unique effect on any group located there as
there is an obvious bond raised by the sheer living
as a group in such circumstances. This may be
hard to define but it is the unique feature of the
In support of any specialist courses or business
operations, there is the added value of the outside
activities available in the immediate surroundings
if so desired.
There are all sorts of mountain climbs as this is
part of the main mountain divide.
Other common activities in this area are abseiling,
rock climbing, geology, biology interests, science
and environmental studies and orienteering all in a
magnificent setting. Such activities can be
indulged in or not at will.
Clothing - the special needs are warm clothing and
weather proofing suitable for mountain conditions.
The accommodation itself is fully heated and every
service is available there so that is is only
outdoor pursuits which demand extra attention.
Fees - these we consider to be modest and are
negotiated with individual groups in so far as they
have special demands such as a chef or particular
You will find the overall package with all meals and
house management to be at very reasonable prices.
CHRISTCHURCH GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL
Click here to see what Christchurch Girls High
School has to
say about summer at Temple Basin.
To view a collection of photographs taken during the
many activities held at the skifield over summer
click here and go to Summer gallery.