Selwyn Snow Resort
A wonderful destination for a family snow day, the Selwyn Snow Resort is in the picturesque Kosciuszko National Park in the NSW Snowy Mountains. The Selwyn snowfields are popular with families and beginners, with terrain for all skill levels and a snow park for tubing and tobogganing.
Getting to Mount Selwyn is easy. The surrounding areas of Tumbarumba, Tumut and Cooma are great bases for day trips, with accommodation options to suit various budgets. If you’re driving, please read these snow-driving safety tips before you set out for a fun day on the beautiful slopes.
The nearest accommodation is Wolgal Hut, inside the park near the historic town of Kiandra where Norwegian gold prospectors in 1861 started skiing in Australia with skis made from wooden fence palings. There are several heritage buildings in Kiandra, a short drive northeast of Mount Selwyn.
The Selwyn snowfields cover 45 hectares. There are 10 lifts and runs for beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders. The gently progressing terrain is ideal for first-timers, and a team of instructors will have you gliding down the gentle slopes on skis or a snowboard in no time.
Group and private skiing and snowboarding lessons are available at the family-operated snow resort, which has spectacular views of the snowbound Jagungal and Tabletop mountains. There are special activities for the kids, too, including a snow-awareness program for children as young as 18 months.
In the mini terrain park, you can practice your freestyle skills on rails, boxes, jumps and bumps. For off-piste adventure, enjoy exploring 45km of marked cross-country skiing trails, ranging from 2.5km to 15km. Before traversing the winter wonderland, please read these alpine safety tips carefully.
With the highest elevation 1,614 metres, Mount Selwyn enjoys reliable snow cover, and is blanketed with pristine snowfall throughout the ski season. A snowmaking system provides extra cover. You can hire all your essential equipment, including skis, boards, boots and outwear, at the snow resort.