Details have been announced of the reconstruction of Selwyn Snow Resort in Australia, which was largely destroyed in the catastrophic bushfires that engulfed parts of the country a few months before the pandemic hit last year.
The resort's operators the Blyton Group have signed a 40-year lease agreement with NSW National Parks to ensure viability of the investments which will include a new guest visitor centre, bigger than its predecessor, doubled snowmaking capacity, lift upgrades, an expanded snow sports learning area, a new snow play wonderland and what's promised to be "Australia's premier toboggan park" as well as a tubing carousel, skating rink, kids' skidoos and a miniature enchanted village.
"For decades Selwyn Snow Resort has hosted family skiing and snowboarding adventures, and when it was lost in the fires it was a devastating blow to locals and avid skiers Australia wide," said Deputy Premier John Barilaro adding, "The work started now will deliver modern infrastructure to transform the Selwyn Snow Resort we've known and loved into a truly world-class family snow park, that accommodates more visitors from a range of backgrounds and directly creates local tourism industry jobs."
Work has already started but it has not yet been announced whether Selwyn will open this coming winter, or when it will plan to if not.
."Our significant investment over the next five years will see the resort transformed and deliver a better experience for the snow play, ski and snowboard community," said Kevin Blyton who runs the resort