Selwyn Snow Resort in New South Wales which saw its lifts and base buildings largely destroyed by major bush fires in January last year leading to its closure even before the pandemic, will reopen fully renewed and improved on what was there before the fire, on Saturday June 11th, 2022, its owners The Blyton Group have announced.
'All New in 2022' will see the resort transformed for its grand re-opening, with the expected completion of the significantly expanded and integrated 'Selwyn Centre' that will house all guest facilities and services in the one building. The new Selwyn Centre will house an expanded Ski and Snowboard Hire, enhanced food and drink offerings and improved toilet amenities, the company says.
The 2022 snow season will also see the completed full upgrade of the New Chum Chairlift and the re-opening of 100% 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.
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 install the brand new TT10 snow machines.
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. We remain fully focused on the rebuild and are excited for the future of the resort."
Reconstruction of the electrical supply to the resort is currently underway, with a full restoration of the network expected in early 2022. Resort infrastructure sourced from overseas including grooming and snowmaking equipment is still on-route and is expected to arrive in the coming weeks.
The Blyton Group recently signed a 40 year lease on the site and say work continues with the NSW Department of Planning, Industry & Environment to finalise the remaining planning approvals.
Public access to the resort is not currently possible while construction works are being undertaken.
The 2021 Australian ski season is due to begin in a month's time in early June at most areas. Selwyn will therefore miss two seasons due to the fire, although most Australian ski areas missed all or most of last season due to the pandemic anyway.
Updates and progress photos of the resort rebuild will be available at http://www.selwynsnow.com.au