Australian Ski Resort Destroyed In Bushfire (More In Path of Danger)

Australian Ski Resort Destroyed In Bushfire (More In Path of Danger)

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Australian Ski Resort Destroyed In Bushfire (More In Path of Danger)

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“While we do not yet know the status of lifting and snowmaking infrastructure, we can confirm that the resort buildings have been severely damaged by the fire.” Selwyn Snow Resort

The Australian bushfires swept through a popular ski resort located in the NSW Snowy Mountains region over the weekend. Selwyn Snow Resort located seven hours south of Sydney reports severe damage to the resort’s buildings but have not yet assessed their damage to chairlifts and snowmaking equipment.

The photos of the scene are apocalyptic but the resort is already promising to rebuild “an even better Selwyn.” Many more Aussie ski resorts are under threat from the wildfires including some of the most prominent including Perisher and  Mount Buller. Here’s a statement from Perisher:

“Fires remain active nearby and Perisher will see the threat remain for some time. Access to Perisher remains closed. It will be a challenging period ahead for all that are connected with Perisher. We will continue to work with the RFS, NPWS and all resort stakeholders to prepare and secure Perisher for further fire threats so we can protect both our community and resort assets over the coming weeks.”

Selwyn Snow Resort Update – Monday 6th January 2020:

We can advise that NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service staff were able to access the resort yesterday.
While we do not yet know the status of lifting and snowmaking infrastructure, we can confirm that the resort buildings have been severely damaged by the fire.
The below photos were taken Sunday 5th January.
The Blyton Group is committed to Selwyn Snow Resort and our focus now is on rebuilding an even better Selwyn. We look forward to working with NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, the NSW Department of Planning, Industry & Environment and other relevant agencies in this process.

We will update you with further information about the resort as it comes to hand.

 

 

 

 

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