Selwyn Snowfields

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Selwyn Snowfields
Resort Summary
Resort Name Selwyn Snowfields
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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.

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

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Ski School

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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

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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

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Groomed Runs

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Off Piste

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Out of Bounds

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Cross Country

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Parks & Pipes

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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

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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

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Geography

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History

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Resources

Maps

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