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==Introduction==
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{{Infobox ski area
Stuff here
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|          common_name = Selwyn Snowfields
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|                  logo = logo-selwynsnowfields.gif
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|              picture = selwynsnowfields.jpg
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|              caption = Selwyn Snowfields
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|              altitude = 1520m
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|                season = June - October
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|      terrain_overall = 45ha
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|      terrain_beginner = 40%
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|  terrain_intermediate = 48%
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|      terrain_advanced = 12%
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|          lift_system = 12
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|          highest_lift = 1614m
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|          lowest_lift = 1492m
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|              vertical = 122m
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|          longest_run = 3km
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|              snowfall =
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|        terrain_parks =
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|            snowsports = downhill skiing, boarding, snow shoeing, cross country, telemark, tobogganing, snow tubing
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|            facilities = child care, ski hire, ski school
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|          nearest_town = Adaminaby
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|                other =
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|      lift_adult_5day = 158
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|      lift_adult_1day = 34
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|      lift_child_5day = 74
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|      lift_child_1day = 17
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|}}
  
==History==
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; Overview :
Stuff here
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Fantastic beginners and low intermediates family oriented mountain.  Offers skiing and boarding more protected from the elements than other resorts and is a great introductory resort.
  
==Geography==
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=== Location ===
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Selwyn Snowfields is located in the Northern section of Kosciuszko National Park.
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35 mins from Adaminaby, 60 mins from Cooma and Tumut, 2 hrs from Canberra and Wagga Wagga.
  
Stuff here
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*[[Australian Resorts Map NSW/VIC|View Location Map]]<br />
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*[http://www.ski.com.au/maps/skicomau_drive_melbsyd.pdf ski.com.au Driving Map] (PDF 327KB)
  
==Activities==
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=== Pros ===
===Skiing===
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Small often uncrowded resort with a more relaxed family feel.  Great range of runs for beginners and advancing intermediates in a non threatening environment.
Stuff here
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===Snowboarding===
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Some stuff about snow boarding here.
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==Accommodation==
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=== Cons ===
[http://ski.com.au/accommodation/selwyn.html Online listing]
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No on snow accommodation, no real advanced runs, low altitude can mean snow is more variable than some of the higher resorts. Not much advanced terrian.
  
==Lifts==
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=== Contacts ===
11 lifts
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Phone: (02) 6454 9488
  
==Weather==
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Fax: (02) 6454 9482
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Postal:
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Private Bag 2, Cooma, NSW 2630
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== Planning ==
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=== Getting There ===
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Easy drive in with none of the dramas of Victorian alpine roads.  It is gentle grades all the way and not too windy.  Access is either via Tumut from the west or Cooma from the East.
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=== Accommodation ===
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===== On Mountain =====
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None, zero, zip, zilch.
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Unless you work there!!
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===== Off Mountain =====
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Range of accommodation in Adaminaby, Tumut, or Cooma.
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=== Lift Tickets ===
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[http://www.selwynsnow.com.au/templates/sel/page/page_html_standard.php?secID=86 Go here.]
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=== Ski School ===
 
PLEASE EDIT
 
PLEASE EDIT
  
==Resources==
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=== Equipment Hire ===
* [http://ski.com.au/resorts/selwyn/review.html Public Ratings]
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On mountain hire of everything from skis, board, clothing, and even toboggans is available. Quality is OK without being outstanding but then it is aimed at the newer skier so it is adequate.
* [http://ski.com.au/scripts/resorts/gallery/resort_gallery.pl?resort=selwyn Picture Gallery]
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* [http://ski.com.au/reports/selwyn/ Snow Report]
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===Contact Details===
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== Resort Facilities ==
Selwyn Snowfields
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Private Bag 2
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=== Getting Around ===
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Walk or ski - the resort area is so small (off the slopes) there is no issue, carpark is a short walk from the runs and even the over flow car park is only about 100m away.
  
Cooma,
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=== Parking ===
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Thank goodness they have finally put bitumen down in the carpark.  It used to turn into a big mud pit but now it is clean and easy on the car interior.  The main carpark is right next to the runs and easy access, the overflow is only about 100m down the road.
  
NSW 2630
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=== Activities ===
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; EDIT ACTIVITY :
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EDIT ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION
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=== Dining ===
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There is only one food outlet on mountain and that is in the main building.  Offers the usual range of onsnow food for lunch and snacks.  It often gets packed out around lunchtime and can be hard to find a seat.  There are also a number of tables out in the sun (snow!) and a lot of people bring their own lunches and leave them in the car as the car park is only a couple of minutes walk from the ski area.
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=== Bars & Entertainment ===
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There is a bar in the main cafe but since it is only open during the day for lunch there is no entertainment as such.
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== Ride Guide ==
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=== Beginner Areas ===
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Has on of the best beginner areas in Australia. Most of the resort in beginner terrian
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=== Groomed Runs ===
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PLEASE EDIT
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=== Off Piste ===
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PLEASE EDIT
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=== Out of Bounds ===
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PLEASE EDIT
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=== Cross Country ===
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PLEASE EDIT
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=== Parks & Pipes ===
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PLEASE EDIT
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=== Bumps ===
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You will be lucky to find any but if you do they will be in Pig Gulley or Race Course.  It is short and sweet so good for the ego but that's about it.
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=== Powder Zones ===
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PLEASE EDIT
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=== Sheltered Runs ===
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The entire resort is fairly protected and most runs are tree lined meaning that it is unlikely you will ever get blown off this hill.  The worst thing is it is more prone to rain than the other resorts due to its lower elevation and northerly position.  The only place to hide from the rain is in the coffee shop.
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=== Snowplay ===
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[[image:Selwyn_tubepark.jpg|thumb|Snowtube park serviced by a dedicated drag lift]]
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Snow play in abundance.  Toboggan lift and a tubing park and plenty of places to build a snowman makes this an ideal place to take those just looking for a play and some sight seeing snow.
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== Other ==
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=== Weather ===
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PLEASE EDIT
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=== Geography ===
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PLEASE EDIT
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=== History ===
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PLEASE EDIT
  
Ph: 02 6454 9488
 
  
Fx: 02 645 49482
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== Resources ==
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* [http://www.selwynsnow.com.au/ selwynsnow.com.au]
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* [http://www.ski.com.au/snowcams/australia/nsw/selwyn/index.html Snow Cams]
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=== Maps ===
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[[Australian Ski Resort Maps]]
  
[http://www.selwynsnow.com.au Official Website]
 
 
[[Category:Australia]]
 
[[Category:Australia]]

Latest revision as of 22:11, 1 June 2013

Logo-selwynsnowfields.gif
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Selwyn Snowfields
Resort Summary
Resort Name Selwyn Snowfields
Location {{{location}}}
Resort Altitude 1520m
Winter Season June - October
Terrain Overall: 45ha
Beginner: 40%
Intermediate: 48%
Advanced: 12%
Lift System 12
Highest Lift 1614m
Lowest Lift 1492m
Vertical 122m
Longest Run 3km
Avg Snowfall
Terrain Parks
Snow Sports downhill skiing, boarding, snow shoeing, cross country, telemark, tobogganing, snow tubing
Facilities child care, ski hire, ski school
Nearest Town Adaminaby
Lift Pass
Adult 5 Day $158
Adult 1 Day $34
Child 5 Day $74
Child 1 Day $17


Overview 

Fantastic beginners and low intermediates family oriented mountain. Offers skiing and boarding more protected from the elements than other resorts and is a great introductory resort.

Location

Selwyn Snowfields is located in the Northern section of Kosciuszko National Park. 35 mins from Adaminaby, 60 mins from Cooma and Tumut, 2 hrs from Canberra and Wagga Wagga.

Pros

Small often uncrowded resort with a more relaxed family feel. Great range of runs for beginners and advancing intermediates in a non threatening environment.

Cons

No on snow accommodation, no real advanced runs, low altitude can mean snow is more variable than some of the higher resorts. Not much advanced terrian.

Contacts

Phone: (02) 6454 9488

Fax: (02) 6454 9482

Postal: Private Bag 2, Cooma, NSW 2630


Planning

Getting There

Easy drive in with none of the dramas of Victorian alpine roads. It is gentle grades all the way and not too windy. Access is either via Tumut from the west or Cooma from the East.

Accommodation

On Mountain

None, zero, zip, zilch. Unless you work there!!

Off Mountain

Range of accommodation in Adaminaby, Tumut, or Cooma.

Lift Tickets

Go here.

Ski School

PLEASE EDIT

Equipment Hire

On mountain hire of everything from skis, board, clothing, and even toboggans is available. Quality is OK without being outstanding but then it is aimed at the newer skier so it is adequate.

Resort Facilities

Getting Around

Walk or ski - the resort area is so small (off the slopes) there is no issue, carpark is a short walk from the runs and even the over flow car park is only about 100m away.

Parking

Thank goodness they have finally put bitumen down in the carpark. It used to turn into a big mud pit but now it is clean and easy on the car interior. The main carpark is right next to the runs and easy access, the overflow is only about 100m down the road.

Activities

EDIT ACTIVITY 

EDIT ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION

Dining

There is only one food outlet on mountain and that is in the main building. Offers the usual range of onsnow food for lunch and snacks. It often gets packed out around lunchtime and can be hard to find a seat. There are also a number of tables out in the sun (snow!) and a lot of people bring their own lunches and leave them in the car as the car park is only a couple of minutes walk from the ski area.

Bars & Entertainment

There is a bar in the main cafe but since it is only open during the day for lunch there is no entertainment as such.

Ride Guide

Beginner Areas

Has on of the best beginner areas in Australia. Most of the resort in beginner terrian

Groomed Runs

PLEASE EDIT

Off Piste

PLEASE EDIT

Out of Bounds

PLEASE EDIT

Cross Country

PLEASE EDIT

Parks & Pipes

PLEASE EDIT

Bumps

You will be lucky to find any but if you do they will be in Pig Gulley or Race Course. It is short and sweet so good for the ego but that's about it.

Powder Zones

PLEASE EDIT

Sheltered Runs

The entire resort is fairly protected and most runs are tree lined meaning that it is unlikely you will ever get blown off this hill. The worst thing is it is more prone to rain than the other resorts due to its lower elevation and northerly position. The only place to hide from the rain is in the coffee shop.

Snowplay

Snowtube park serviced by a dedicated drag lift

Snow play in abundance. Toboggan lift and a tubing park and plenty of places to build a snowman makes this an ideal place to take those just looking for a play and some sight seeing snow.

Other

Weather

PLEASE EDIT

Geography

PLEASE EDIT

History

PLEASE EDIT


Resources

Maps

Australian Ski Resort Maps