Selwyn Snowfields Snow Report Open

6:13am - 02 Sep 2015       
Lifts Open 3 of 10
Snow Depth (Natural) 20 cm
Snowfall (Last 24hrs) 0 cm
Today's Weather: Forecast Max °c

Surface Condition

Softening

Good skiing on groomed runs

Skiing & Boarding

3 lifts up and running to get you to beginner terrain on New Chum, intermediate terrain on Township and advanced gradients over on Pig Gully and Race Course. We will have firm packed conditions first up, softening to hero snow around 10am, sliding fast for our tobogganers.

Skiable Snow Cover

Snowmaking Areas

Snowmaking

On Standby

Grooming Summary

Toboggan Run

Good

Cross Country Trails

Road Condition

Open and Clear

Snowfall History

26 Aug 20155cm
25 Aug 201520cm
14 Aug 201510cm

Announcements

Boomerang (Poma)
Gentle Annie (Carpet)
Home Run (Poma)
NewChum (Double)
Powerline (Poma)
Racecourse (T-bar)
Ski School (Rope)
Snowflake Snowtube (Rope)
Township (Triple Chair)
Wombat (T-bar)
Run Status Grooming Snowmaking
New Chum
Pig Gully
Plum Pine
The Meadows
Kangaroo Ridge
Tantangara Drive
Long Arm
Ski School
Home Run
Racecourse
Township
Emus Chase

Snow Cams

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22/8/15 - 4:20pm
Quoting agentBM: Maybe they should hire out the club / slope to people willing to pay for a weekend or get together....with conditions. Great place.
Assuming that whoever sub-leased the slope had their own public liability insurance, covering the use of the lift and slope. Not sure if snowy hydro would be happy about assuming the liability risk.
agentBM
22/8/15 - 11:54am
Maybe they should hire out the club / slope to people willing to pay for a weekend or get together....with conditions. Great place.
22/8/15 - 10:53am
Your photos have bought back a lot of childhood memories from the sixties and seventies. The Cabramurra Ski slope still looks the same as it did forty years ago although with a lot less snow. The path of the old timber ski jump is still visible ( this was on the right hand side of the slope, with a landing area cleared on the bottom bend ). Hopefully Snowy Hydro will preserve the heritage of the slope and perhaps even turn the Poma ( that replaced the old nutcracker rope tow in the early 70 s) on again.
18/8/15 - 10:51pm
Sheesh , I have good memories of taking bus trips there many years ago and then later when my kids when they were starting out . Yep it's a bit of a fight for table space at lunch time and there were a lot of people with little camp stoves cooking up noodles for lunch . The place always had a good vibe and kids were easy to find when they buggered off on their own . Fond memories
agentBM
16/8/15 - 9:53am
OK...time to add a bit to this forum thread considering. I took a few people who basically had never been to the Snowy Mountains....to the Snowy Mountains, Thursday just gone. Afterwards, they did say I was an excellent guide....so those 30 odd years mean something. We took a long route from The Entrance NSW, going via Sydney, Katoomba, Oberon, Taralga, Crookwell, Yass, Gundagai, Tumut, to then finish and stay at Talbingo. On the way, we saw snow at a small town near Shooters Hill...just past Oberon
Next day we headed up the mountain...immediately when you consider the right turn coming out of Talbingo...up the hill to see a black stallion watching over his brood near Kiandra...
I took a distant shot to Jagungal from Selwyn (pic taken Saturday). The new people were suitably impressed given they had never seen a resort of skiers. I explained the very beneficial aspect to learning there along with the wilderness and snow environment you cannot really sample at the other end of the park.
Here is a pic of three mile dam on Friday. We did see a cross country skier head out.....very nice day even with the rolling mist.
Here is the top of the ski run at Cabramurra Ski Club....definitely skiable. We did not go contrary to the sign re legality so I did no skiing....I did that on a patch where I made a little jump run thing and had some goes whilst the new to the snow people did their tobogganing and snow tubing (we had a big inner tube). Pic does not do it justice really...
Looking left to the top of the run / tow...
We did the sliding bit at Cabramurra as we basically had the whole bit of the town to ourselves out near the ski club. It was great....misty, snowy, and very quiet. Overlook
So we went to Selwyn and report that it was all going great and open to a full car park. I really like the idea of heading out for a ski like the cross country dude did.....am sick of up and down up and down lift queues etc....thinking AT for me now definitely.
12/8/15 - 1:55pm
I did Selwyn for a day last year with son. I had been there once before 30+ years ago. I would not have done it normally, but it was his scout organised weekend trip including War memorial at Canberra etc. We both had a ball and were skiing "Japanese Powder" at meadows and in the trees around racecourse most of the day, of course I assume it is not normally that good. It was the last weekend in July and no lift queues at all. Food outlets as mentioned above would be the only downside. Their run classification is a bit soft, as long as you realise that and have an open mind there is fun to be had. I always recommend Selwyn for first timers and beginners as slope progression is very good to intermediate level. Any skiing is better than no skiing.
Ramshead
11/8/15 - 9:53pm
I'm a Thredbo skier but a Selwyn fan. Taught the kids there myself from 09 and we had 4 good cheap years there. Disagree with anyone who says there are no slopes for progression. First there's kangaroo ridge on the backside and then of course there's racecourse which is short but genuine blue and dark blue gradient. Also, when snow is falling u can make freshies all day on meadows and racecourse trees. The place is what it is and with the right mindset u can have a ball, as we did for several years. In concluding I would like to add "so there!"
rough60
11/8/15 - 5:37pm
Took the kids to Selwyn for the first time last month, put them in a 3hr lesson while I shot a client, they had only boarded Perisher before, not long and they were bored of short runs and ended up on pig gully and race course for the rest of the weekend. I thought Selwyn was pretty good for first timers or really young families, kids instructor was really good with the kids, when he saw them the next day he had a couple of runs with us and gave them a few more tips. It wasn't crowded, no lift lines really, but the wait for food was shocking. It's definitely value for money if your on a tight budget though. I wouldn't take the family there for one of our ski trips, but I'd take the kids so they can have a day or 2 boarding when they normally wouldn't get a chance while I do some work.
Dos
10/8/15 - 3:31pm
Quoting Annabuzzy: I just skied Selwyn for the second time. I was underwhelmed the first time but not hostile. Now I'm hostile. Selwyn is the living hell of ski resorts. It has no gradient to speak of, so the whole resort is a giant beginners run, which is fine in itself. However, it is truly punter paradise. As in rude punter paradise. I have not seen worse lift line etiquette in my life. Generally throughout the resort the incidence of poor manners was astounding. Not all staff are rude, but there sure are a heap who are. The guests are pushy and aggressive. Awful. Awful. Awful. One ski instructor directed me to the hire queue to buy lift tickets where I wasted 20 minutes of my life. Avoid,
I had to double check and see if I was actually reading Ski.com.au forum and not TripAdvisor. ROFL
agentBM
9/8/15 - 3:52pm
Quoting Born2ski: Learnt to ski at Selwyn in 1986, ahh the memories.
My first ever self drive trip was there in August 86....29 years ago exactly. As for Selwyn hate above...well, I reckon all NSW ski resorts / fields are pretty skank on quality of service and value for money. Add the Australian mindset to the game and hmm...... People take skiing too seriously - it is meant to be fun. Why so much analysis and seriousness I don't know. You hear people always talking about turn technique - how boring. Skiing used to be full of fun people....now it is the rich wanker set taking back over like in the 70s....with their baby attitudes. People are too competitive and that is laughable...what happened to "for the fun of it?" At least I know regardless, I will ski because it is in my blood and not in my wallet. No pretentious type here what so bloody ever. I liked Selwyn for what it is and I am taking a tour of people this week there (no skiing) on their first ever snow trip...so scenery plays a part, and you cannot see much of that heading into PV or Thredders.
9/8/15 - 12:08pm
Quoting CJP: Really, Selwyn is well known to be a beginners resort. My experience of Selwyn is that the staff and instructors are very helpful and patient of those that are learning. If you went once and weren't happy why did you go back and then whinge about it. Re
Not my experience (ie not friendly and not helpful). You may not have noticed but my views moved from underwhelmed to hostile. That's exactly what I said. I also explained the motivation for the return visit. There's no mystery there. The purpose amongst many of these forums is to inform people. I am informing people of my negative experience. Incidentally I would not take a beginner to Selwyn to learn to ski. For a first snow experience - perhaps, but midweek. But to learn to ski - no. The quality of instructor I observed was average. The terrain does not require your skills to advance. A beginner would be much better served at FF or FV or Blue Cow or Smiggins or CP in my experience, assuming they actually want to progress as a skier.
Born2ski
9/8/15 - 10:48am
Learnt to ski at Selwyn in 1986, ahh the memories.
9/8/15 - 10:40am
Really, Selwyn is well known to be a beginners resort. My experience of Selwyn is that the staff and instructors are very helpful and patient of those that are learning. If you went once and weren't happy why did you go back and then whinge about it.
Quoting Annabuzzy: I just skied Selwyn for the second time. I was underwhelmed the first time but not hostile. Now I'm hostile. Selwyn is the living hell of ski resorts. It has no gradient to speak of, so the whole resort is a giant beginners run, which is fine in itself. However, it is truly punter paradise. As in rude punter paradise. I have not seen worse lift line etiquette in my life. Generally throughout the resort the incidence of poor manners was astounding. Not all staff are rude, but there sure are a heap who are. The guests are pushy and aggressive. Awful. Awful. Awful. One ski instructor directed me to the hire queue to buy lift tickets where I wasted 20 minutes of my life. Avoid,
Re
8/8/15 - 8:08pm
Quoting cin: Sounds more like you need to learn to love that it exists, but let everyone else go there and take your kids to Friday flat or front valley!
Never, ever again. But you're right. I'm not sure there's enough room at FF for all the table reserving brown bag hordes from Selwyn! And yeah Majok I think I went mid week last time so while underwhelmed I wasnt overrun by aggressive numb nut can't ski tools. I expected a chilled place great for my little one. The terrain is indeed pretty good for a 4 year old, but the people sure detract from the experience.
8/8/15 - 8:04pm
It truly is a no turn hill. it really would be extraordinarily difficult to learn proper ski technique there.
Legs Akimbo
8/8/15 - 6:47pm
Quoting Annabuzzy: Selwyn is the living hell of ski resorts. It has no gradient to speak of, so the whole resort is a giant beginners run, which is fine in itself.
I call it a no turn hill. Fun on skinny XC skis.
8/8/15 - 6:02pm
Sounds more like you need to learn to love that it exists, but let everyone else go there and take your kids to Friday flat or front valley!
Majikthise
8/8/15 - 5:44pm
You went on a weekend..... Different place midweek. if it weren't for Selwyn all those punters would be at Friday flat, Fv or Smiggins. It is in your interest to learn to love Selwyn
8/8/15 - 4:42pm
I just skied Selwyn for the second time. I was underwhelmed the first time but not hostile. Now I'm hostile. Selwyn is the living hell of ski resorts. It has no gradient to speak of, so the whole resort is a giant beginners run, which is fine in itself. However, it is truly punter paradise. As in rude punter paradise. I have not seen worse lift line etiquette in my life. Generally throughout the resort the incidence of poor manners was astounding. Not all staff are rude, but there sure are a heap who are. The guests are pushy and aggressive. Awful. Awful. Awful. One ski instructor directed me to the hire queue to buy lift tickets where I wasted 20 minutes of my life. Avoid,
Dos
23/7/15 - 2:12am
Quoting colorado: Friday 17th July Great conditions at selwyn, this is an overlooked place to ski. Perisher was packed Thursday, massive lines. Thredbo good on Wednesday with few queues. If you want to work on turns head to pigs gully, not a person to be seen and the snow was good. Tip, get an advanced group lesson at selwyn and it's likely you'll get the instructor to yourself - effectively a private lesson for the cost of a group lesson
I understand this really well. This happened to me at Thredbo in 2013. Many 2-hour private lessons that cost $28 each!

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