"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.
Temple Basin is located in Arthur's Pass, approximately two hours drive from Christchurch. One of the Selwyn Six, Sensational Selwyn’s nature playground stretches from the Pacific Ocean, across the Canterbury plains to the Main Divide of the Southern Alps. If travelling from Christchurch you'll pass through a number of towns with accomodation, dining out and transport options. Be sure to check out Gnomes in Darfield for all your gear needs.