WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY
For many years Temple Basin has been the chosen
destination for all of the world's top media.
Photographers, cameramen, editors, fashionistas and
all the worlds top skiers and snowboarders have made
their pilgrimage to Temple Basin. Below are some
quotations from the many articles published
following these visits.
1. "It is important to tell you this: If I had to
stay in one area, in one mountain, in one place to
snowboard for the rest of my life, it would be
Temple Basin. It's that good....Yes, you have to
hike into the area, but it's one of the most
beautiful places to hike in the entire world...and
yes, the place is not like a normal ski area - that
is exactly the reason to go." Brad Steward.
Transworld Snowboarding. March 1996.
2. "The jewel in the crown, Temple Basin offers the
most in terms of terrain.
- Terrain: It's endless, and so are the hiking
options once the main areas are tracked.
- The Lodge: It's epic, with views to die for.
Nothing beats hanging out high in the Alps with
- The Staff: Always friendly and willing to have a
laugh with you after a days riding.
- Night Riding: If you've never ridden at night,
it's a real trip, sick." Phil Ericksson. New Zealand
Snowboarder. July- August 2009.
3. " Rumours that a week of skiing at Temple Basin
will compel you to quit your job and take up the
life of a ski bum are exaggerated. At least 60% of
our customers make it back to work and we hear that
many of the others are doing well with the help of
committed support groups" New Zealand Skier. May
4. "This area also has some excellent advanced runs,
with a climb to the summit of Mt. Temple being a
must. The views from here are spectacular, from the
Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean, with the beauty of
the Southern Alps all around." Sacha St. Clair.
Skiers Atlas of NZ and Australia.
5. "I had heard Temple Basin had unbelievable
basins, chutes and pipes but I was not ready for
what I found. I have never ridden other terrain like
it. The chutes are like melted candle wax and are as
thin or wide as you like. The natural half pipes are
2 stories high and powder always fresh.
The nice thing about Temple Basin is that it caters
for everyone...from children to pensioners; from
beginners to backcountry explorers and those of us
who fall somewhere in between." Caclin 2002.
6. "There are 15 or so couloirs we want to ski
staring us down through the common room windows...
The guiding principle of the ski field is simple:
Provide food, shelter, kick arse terrain and let the
skiers take it from there." Porter Fox. Powder
7. "Todd gave us the tour royal and, frankly, it
scared the hairs off my arse. Temple is about hiking
because the nutcrackers here don't make much of a
dint in servicing the available terrain. Too damn
big." Powderhound. 2000.
8. "Skiing steep and challenging terrain is like a
drug and Temple Basin is a perfect place to get a
fix. The Ski Area is uncrowded, friendly, and boasts
some amazingly varied skiing and boarding, from
fairly easy learners areas to what most come for -
awesome, steep off piste conditions." Peter Meecham.
The herald. 2000.
9."Victoria Newman had very little idea what Temple
Basin had in store. "I didn't expect such good
terrain to be so accessible. I didn't expect the
nutcrackers to go so fast. I didn't expect to ride
fresh tracks every run of the week."" New Zealand
Snowboarder. Sept-Oct 1995.
10. "We began the ASCENT. When we reached the 15
minute stop at the bench we were no longer thinking
about the walk, but of the whole valley floor
stretched out beneath us. We walked on with
expectations of an even better view higher up,
reached the Rock Gardens and before we knew it we
had reached the lodges." Farrah Sellars. Canta.
on the cover of the 50th Edition of New Zealand
Snowboarder above to visit the work of the world's