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Skiing in Temple Basin, Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand

Open:
Late June - late September
Trails:
22
Night skiing:
Yes
Christchurch is situated in Canterbury region of the South Island, and is the second largest city of New Zealand. It represents the getaway to Antarctica, while lying next to Pegasus Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

Overall the city is surrounded by Avon, Heathcote and Waimakariri Rivers, and the Canterbury Plains. The climate is considered to be temperate, with cool and mild summers (maximum temperature 23°C/73.4°F), and cold and frosty winters (temperatures fall below 0°C/32°F frequently).

One of the biggest ski areas near Christchurch is Temple Basin. It is situated near Arthur’s Pass Village (in the heart of Southern Alps) and is approximately 90 min drive from Christchurch. The site is open from late June to late September and offers a great destination for the lovers of skiing.

Temple Basin has a varied terrain on four basins, offering 22 trails and is addressed to skiers of all levels. It also provides deep chutes, and for those who prefer freestyle skiing, there are many natural jumps, pipes and lips. Night skiing also available.

Note: You will have to walk 40-50 min from the car park to reach the ski area.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Lake Tekapo
225 km (139.8 miles), 2 hours 46 min
Follow State Highway 79 and continue onto State Highway 1.
BY CAR FROM Mt Cook National Park
328 km (203.8 miles), 3 hours 52 min
Follow State Highway 8 and continue onto State Highway 1.
BY CAR FROM Queenstown
480 km (298.3 miles), 5 hours 37 min
Follow State Highway 8 and continue onto State Highway 79.
BY AIR
Christchurch International Airport,
12 km/7.5 miles (15 min drive) from the center of the town

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BOOKING REQUEST
Rafting & Outdoor activities, North Island
/ Kaituna River, New Zealand, North Island

Winter/Spring 2016-2017

Oceania/South America/Europe

January – NEW ZEALAND
River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Kaituna River.

Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.

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