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New Zealand Snow Safety Institute

Mountaineering, Climbing, Avalanche Awareness, Backcountry Ski and Snowboarding Courses

TempleBasin.com

 

NZSSI COURSE LOCATION

All NZSSI courses are conducted at Temple Basin Ski Area which is located within Arthurs Pass National Park, 4km west of Arthurs Pass Village. Temple Basin is situated right on the Main Divide of the Southern Alps.

 

ACCOMMODATION and MEALS

All course fees include accommodation and meals at Temple Basin. The accommodation at the Temple Basin Lodges is Bunk Room only. Sleeping Bags are required.

Temple Basin has a liquor license and fully stocked canteen with snacks, craft beers and locally produced wines. No cell phone coverage. If you have a laptop WiFi is available.

NOTE: Dinner is provided for on the arrival night; for courses that commence the next day.

 

GETTING THERE

The 150 km drive from Christchurch City to the Temple Basin Car Park takes approximately 2 hours. The Temple Basin car park is set beside State Highway 73, 4kms west of Arthurs Pass Village. From its well-defined walking track the walk takes you up to the Lodge and the Ski Field. The walk takes 45-minutes in good conditions, and gives you wonderful views of the Pass and the surrounding mountains. Its is a good idea to bring sturdy footware for the walk up the mountain track. A free baggage lift carries your gear up the mountain for you.

 

THE GOODS LIFT

Goods LiftThe Temple Basin Goods Lift will transport your gear up the mountain. There is no charge for this service.

The baggage lift is located 300m west of the Temple Basin car park along State Highway 73 (towards the West Coast).

Other times for using the lift can be arranged by calling the goods lift office on (03) 377-7788.

 

 GOODS LIFT - Hours of Operation
Monday to Thursday 9:00 to 11:30am
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Friday 9:00 to 11:30am
4:00 to 6:00pm
Saturday to Sunday 9:00am to noon
4:00 to 6:00pm

These hours are subject to weather conditions

 

BUS TRANSPORT - Christchurch -Temple Basin - Greymouth

Atomic ShuttlesDeparts Christchurch City (Christchurch Bus Exchange, 72 Litchfield Street, Christchurch) daily at 7.15am and arrives Temple Basin Goodslift at 10:05am.
Departs Temple Basin daily at 2:45pm; and arrives Christchurch City at 5:25pm.

CHRISTCHURCH to TEMPLE BASIN CAR PARK
2017 Coast to Coast : NZ$50.00 one way
2017 Coast to Coast : NZ$100.00 return
Excess luggage $5 - $10 (drivers discretion)
Details correct as at: 24/02/2017

Bookings Office: Ph: 00 64 3 349 0697

Website: http://www.atomictravel.co.nz

 

CANCELLATIONS for NZ Snow Safety Institute Courses

All cancellations of New Zealand Snow Safety Institute course bookings must be in writing. A 30% cancellation fee will be levied up to one month before the course commences. A 60% fee up to two weeks prior, and thereafter a 100% fee will be levied.

Additional Course Information

For more detailed information on New Zealand Snow Safety Institute Courses please contact us via our Contact Form