Known as Australia’s premier family and learn-to-ski resort, the Selwyn Snowfields flank the sides of Mount Selwyn in the northern Snowy Mountains. Set in the beautiful Kosciuszko National Park of NSW, these snowfields have a long history of Australian skiing. Nearby Kiandra is where skiing began in Australia around 1861 and it’s a great place to begin your snow experience, especially if you’re taking the kids.

Selwyn’s gently progressing terrain means that you can relax, knowing your children are safe in the hands of the resort’s experienced snow school instructors. Apart from skiing or snowboarding, there are two snowtube parks, tobogganing, snow-biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowplay available.

There is no accommodation on Mount Selwyn and most people choose to stay in the nearby townships of Adaminaby or Talbingo, which are a short 40 minutes drive from the slopes. Both towns offer a choice of hotels, motels or self-catered apartments, as well as evening entertainment. The resort is an easy two-and-a-half hour drive from Canberra or five-and-a-half hours from Sydney, and six-and-a-half hours from Melbourne.

Statistics

Highest lifted altitude: 1,614m
Skiable area: 45ha
Snow making area: 36ha
Total number of lifts: 11
Beginners terrain: 40%
Intermediate terrain: 48%
Advanced terrain: 12%
Terrain park: YES
Snow sports school: YES
Night skiing: YES