Selwyn Snow Resort, Australia, Closes for the Season

Oz Brains | | Industry NewsIndustry News


In June this year the resort started spinning lifts again for the first time in 3 years. | Picture: Selwyn Webcam

Selwyn Snow Resort, Australia, announced today, September 4, 2023, that the resort will be closing for the season. The small resort in the state of New South Wales is Australia’s most northern ski resort and as such is particularly vulnerable to the elements.

On January 4, 2020, the small Australian resort was burned to the ground after bushfires swept through the Kosciuszko National Park. The resorts of Thredbo and Perisher were also under imminent threat, but a change in wind spared those two resorts. Selwyn Snow Resort, however, was not so lucky and suffered significant fire damage during what is referred to in Australia as the ‘Black Summer.’

Selwyn, australia, nsw, wildfires
Selwyn Snow Resort destroyed by bushfires, with melted chairs and snow-tractors. | Picture: Selwyn Snow Resort Facebook Page

Following the bushfires, the resort took three seasons to reopen as the pandemic slowed down reconstruction.
Last year the resort was slated to reopen but early May snow meant that essential electricity work could not be finalized and the small resort had to sit out one of the best seasons in a decade. The resort finally opened this year, but the Australian ski season has seen below average snow falls and above average temperatures, making operations for this resort very difficult.

“Thank you for your support during the 2023 snow season!


After one of the most challenging snow seasons in decades, Selwyn Snow Resort would like to thank our valued guests & staff for their support during our first season of operations after the Black Summer bushfires.


Despite our best efforts, a combination of fewer natural snowfalls, heavy rain events and warmer nights preventing snowmaking mean unfavorable weather conditions have brought Selwyn’s 2023 snow season to an end.


The decision to close for the season was not made lightly, but the safety and enjoyment of our visitors has always been our top priority and the current conditions do not allow for that.


We can’t wait to welcome you back for what we hope is a bumper snow season in 2024!

Furthermore, Selwyn Snow Resort also announced that it will freeze the online price of all Lift Ticket, Toboggan, Snowsports School & Equipment Hire prices for the 2024 snow season. The resort is committed to being New South Wales most affordable resort and want to make snowsport accessible to everyone.

Selwyn Snow Resort is a small family-owned and operated snow resort in the New South Wales (NSW) Snowy Mountains, about five hours southwest of Sydney. The resort covers 110 acres of skiable area, serviced by eight lifts. It is popular with beginners, and 88% of slopes are rated easy. In addition, the resort offers a Racecourse Run, a Terrain Park, 25 miles of cross-country skiing, and a Toboggan Park.

Related Articles

Got an opinion? Let us know...