An artist’s impression of the redeveloped Selwyn Snow Resort (Photo – Sissons).
Dust off your snow boots this winter for the official reopening of the Selwyn Snow Resort on June 11 after its destruction in the 2020 bushfires.
Kevin James Blyton, Chairman of the Blyton Group said he is looking forward to the reopening of the resort for 2022.
“With the long-term future of Selwyn secured and construction underway, we look forward to the community being able to experience the new and improved Selwyn in Winter 2022,” he said.
All buildings at the resort were lost in the bushfires that ravaged the Snowy Mountains in early January 2020.
The five staff who remain at the resort throughout the off-season over summer were evacuated before the fire tore through the area. In peak season about 60 people are employed at Selwyn.
But Selwyn began the path to rebuilding shortly after despite its closure throughout the last two snow seasons.
“We remain fully focused on the rebuild and are excited for the future of the resort.”
The 2022 snow season will see the resort transformed for its grand re-opening, with the expected completion of the significantly expanded and integrated ‘Selwyn Centre’, which will house all guest facilities and services in one building.
The new Selwyn Centre will house an expanded Ski and Snowboard Hire, enhanced food and drink offerings and improved toilet amenities.
This winter will also see the completed full upgrade of the New Chum Chairlift and the re-opening of the resort’s skiable terrain.
The relocation and expansion of the Snowsports Learning Area will also be complete, with the installation of two brand new dedicated snow carpets for guests to perfect their turns on.
The relocated and expanded Toboggan Park will also open in Winter 2022, offering the best tobogganing experience in Australia.
Selwyn’s snowmaking capability will significantly increase, with the installation of state-of-the-art snowmaking equipment provided by TechnoAlpin.
Selwyn Snow Resort will be the first snow resort in the Southern Hemisphere to purchase the brand new TT10 snow machines.
Public access to the resort is not currently possible while construction works are being completed.
By Brianna O’Rourke