Selwyn will, as anticipated, remain closed for another skiing season, with the owners setting June 11, 2022, as the re-opening date.
The skiing facility was decimated in the Black Summer bushfires, which swept through the Kosciuszko National Park in January, 2020.
It has been closed since, in a blow for nearby towns such as Talbingo.
Owners, the Blyton Group, said the resort will be transformed for its re-opening, with the expected completion of the significantly expanded facilities.
All guest facilities and services will be in the one new building.
The 2022 snow season will also see the completed full upgrade of the New Chum Chairlift and the re-opening of the resort’s skiable terrain.
The relocation and expansion of the Snowsports Learning Area will also be complete, with the installation of two new dedicated snow carpets for guests to perfect their turns on.
The relocated and expanded Toboggan Park will also open in winter 2022.
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,” Mr Blyton said.
“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 underway, with a full restoration of the network expected in early 2022.
Resort infrastructure sourced from overseas including grooming andsnowmaking equipment is still on-route and is expected to arrive in the coming weeks.
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.