In an ironic twist of events, and Australian ski area that was largely destroyed by bush fires at the start of 2020 and had been rebuilding with a big reopening planned on 2nd July, has now had to delay that date due to huge snowfalls in Australia in recent weeks stopping the final rebuilding work.  

I appears that the resort will not now open at all this winter after all.

Nichole Overall MP, member for Monaro said, “Given these incredible efforts, it makes the decision not to be able to open at this time – brought on by the very thing we’ve been wishing for, record snow – even more heart-breaking, for the operators, everyone on site and the visiting public as well. In saying that, I know things will continue to go from strength-to-strength and when Selwyn Snow Resort opens, it will offer some of the most spectacular advancements and attractions in the country that will make it worth the wait!” 

Selwyn Snow Resort saw challenging early season conditions with over 100cm of snowfall over the past 7 days.  The principal contractor of the project, has advised that due to unprecedented recent snowfalls the project is unable to be completed by 2nd July.  

The snowfall issue is the latest in “a set of unprecedented challenges” the resort notes including  record rainfalls across November and December, material supply shortage and the Covid state-wide lockdown last year have meant further delays in progress. 

“We know that this is devastating news for our guests, employees and local communities, and want you to know that we share this sadness with you and look forward to a fresh start in 2023,” a resort statement concludes.