TEMPLE BASIN AREA, Ski Touring.

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Temple Basin skifield is accessed via a steep foot track from the summit of the Arthur’s Pass highway. The main ski basin is under the face of Mount Temple, with a rope tow running up to Temple Col. A few keen skiers have attempted to ski off the summit of Mount Temple, but this is extreme terrain and you really need to know what you’re doing before going there.
On the other (eastern) side of Temple Col, a few people also ski into the upper Mingha.
The Bill’s Basin snow field is under the peak of Blimit. It is accessed by ascending on the true right of the rope tow above the accommodation lodges, and sidling north to Page Shelter. Once in the downhill basin, zig-zag onto the ridge that flanks its southern side, and cross this ridge to enter Bill’s Basin. It is possible to continue along the ridge to the SW to Mt Cassidy (1850m). Beware of cornice on this ridge and the summit of Cassidy.

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Attribution: 
James Broadbent
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