It was a slow start to Selwyn Alpine Resort’s season, but reopening was a miracle in itself. In January 2020, a bushfire ravaged Selwyn, leading to years of repair efforts. After the fires destroyed the resort, they built a new lodge, added modern snowmaking equipment, and repaired the lifts. They encountered some hiccups along the way, but the ski resort reopened on June 23rd of this year.

Unfortunately, recent rainfall derailed Selwyn in the middle of its ski season. The ski resort has a lower peak elevation compared to other major Australian mountains like Perisher and Thredbo. They announced that they would not run the ski lifts on July 29th, and have been closed since. On Sunday, the Australian ski resort announced that they’ll be closed until further notice. As shown by the webcam images above, snow conditions have rapidly deteriorated due to warm weather.

With the lack of a snow base, they’ll have their work cut out for them. Luckily, Selwyn’s modern snowmaking equipment will help them bounce back. The main question for the Australian ski resort is when they will be able to reopen. The weather forecast doesn’t appear to be optimal for snowmaking, even at night, so they may need to wait until at least early next week to reopen.

Image Credits: Selwyn Snow Resort

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