Selwyn Snow Resort has delayed their July 2 opening due to unprecedented early season snowfalls. It’s a devastating decision for the resort who have spent a long time waiting to reopen after the 2019/2020 bushfires decimated the resort.
However the principal contractor of the new base building and reopening project has advised that due to unprecedented recent snowfalls the project is unable to be completed by the 2nd of July.
“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” wrote Selwyn in a media release this evening.
Record breaking rainfalls across November and December caused challenges to civil and ground work plus material supply shortages and delay in supply chains. Add the state-wide Covid lockdowns last year alongside the challenging early season conditions of over 100cm of snowfall in 7 days and it is simply not possible to open in time.
Rebuilding Selwyn Snow Resort remains the top priority and teams and contractors will continue to work hard to complete the project.
“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,” said Nichole Overall MP and member for Monaro.
“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!”
All guests who have purchased products from Selwyn Snow Resort will be refunded in full in the coming weeks.