Selwyn Snowfields Trip Reports

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Ramshead
26/7/18 - 3:13pm
Ozgirl: Ramshead - my parents were member of the ski club right up until the closed it. (over 40 years) Rumour has it they open it for Snowy hydro staff only on a Wednesday night and they bring in lifties from selwyn to run it. It was really bizzare... apparently that pristine snow magically had ski tracks in by the time we left... never saw anyone else there. ;) There is two runs off to the left - one in the tress which was the 'black' run. But you are right the main run is steeper than anything you can ski at Selwyn! the black one is steeper again! This is me back in the day on the same run pictured with my dad. Dad is adamant that this pic is from august, early 80's.
Triple like!
Ozgirl
26/7/18 - 3:02pm
Ramshead - my parents were member of the ski club right up until the closed it. (over 40 years) Rumour has it they open it for Snowy hydro staff only on a Wednesday night and they bring in lifties from selwyn to run it. It was really bizzare... apparently that pristine snow magically had ski tracks in by the time we left... never saw anyone else there. ;) There is two runs off to the left - one in the tress which was the 'black' run. But you are right the main run is steeper than anything you can ski at Selwyn! the black one is steeper again! This is me back in the day on the same run pictured with my dad. Dad is adamant that this pic is from august, early 80's.
Ramshead
26/7/18 - 2:31pm
Love love love your pics too . Not enough people sharing pics from that end of the world. Great to see the Powerline poma pic. Always thought they shoulda made the triple chair longer and had the station for uploading both ways, much like Keoghs/Orchard works at Hotham. That would allow you to ski Kangaroo Ridge and Long Arm even in those sadly all-too-frequent times when Powerline can't run because its sun-facing slope has melted. Also love the Cabra pic. I went walkies around the Cabra ski runs last summer on the way back from a 3 day hike out to Jagungal. The run to the left of your pic is the main run and it looked to have about 80-100 vertical m of dark blueish pretty steep fun. Any signs it had been skied this year by locals? They're really weird about it in Cabra, I've found. No one will tell you when it's open or how you can apply for a guest pass - probably because you can't. Anyway great pics again.
Ramshead
26/7/18 - 2:22pm
I skied across 3 mile dam once back in one of those huge seasons early in the 1990s because I am the WORLD'S STUPIDEST PERSON. To this day I don't know WTF I was thinking. Not much is probably the answer. Anyway it happened. Nice pics thx for sharing
Ubiquitous Steve
24/7/18 - 3:56pm
Nice pics..looks like good season for K to K skiers!:thumbs:
malas1
24/7/18 - 12:34pm
Good cover round a half frozen 3mile dam, had some fun on xc skis
Ozgirl
24/7/18 - 11:43am
Okay sorry for the delay. But we made it up to Selwyn on Sunday - quite a bit of snow on the side of the road. Been a long time since i have seen that much snow on the side of the drive over there. Its was very quiet perfect for taking the bump for a slide! rarely a wait for a lift (the poma was the worst) and rode the triple with an extra person twice. but went straight on. We also went for a drive by Cabra. Lots of snow there - such a shame! Huge sign when driving into town telling us skiing and tobogganing is banned. (should have taken the snowboard!) Bottom photo is the top of the beginners run. Here i am 26 weeks
Sean Sunley
21/7/18 - 5:47pm
First trip today to Selwyn this year and the resort is looking good with a great snow coverage.
Ozgirl
21/7/18 - 8:46am
Thanks! I'm stupidly excited about tomorrow!
20/7/18 - 9:11pm
Great day taking the kids for their first day on the snow. Lots of flakes falling all day. A few cars didn't cope too well in this morning's snow which was consistently falling from about 1000 metres. Whilst kids were in ski school had lots of fun between the trees.
19/7/18 - 3:47pm
BTW just drove across, road all clear and passed a couple of ploughs perhaps getting ready for tomorrow. Lots of snow players parked on the side of the road.
19/7/18 - 5:31am
Brill: Thanks. First time coming over from Tumut across so appreciate the info. Assume the plough will be out Friday morning. Drive safe all!
I travel it quite regularly and seem to always time it for snow. Never had a problem in AWD just slower drive than when itís clear. Iím either headed across this evening or tomorrow, so snowy again!
Ozgirl
18/7/18 - 10:08pm
We are heading to Selwyn on Sunday to ski within my bump!
18/7/18 - 9:55pm
chicski:
Last week.
Thanks. First time coming over from Tumut across so appreciate the info. Assume the plough will be out Friday morning. Drive safe all!
18/7/18 - 9:32pm
Brill: Anyone know what elevation the Snowy mountains highway from Tumut over to Cooma gets to? Some low level snow forecast for Friday morning.
Last week.
BrindiCruiser
18/7/18 - 8:24pm
I reckon it is a super skiing option for young families and learning.
IAB
18/7/18 - 6:44pm
Belly: So the boy will be 3 early next year and my partner is also showing some interest in the snow. Selwyn would have to be first choice for some intro lessons surely? I've never been. And always happy to save a $ or two ;)
It's good fun when there's complete cover and all lifts are spinning. New Chum Bowl is great for beginners, we went there with our kids for their first time on snow. These days they beat me down the hills at Perisher (which isn't that hard to do).
BrindiCruiser
18/7/18 - 6:27pm
nfip: No . And your mud or AT tyres are not same as snow tyres so beware on the white stuff , more so on the in between stuff.
Definitely seen 4wd struggle when on snow if tyres on that car do not grip well.
BrindiCruiser
18/7/18 - 6:26pm
Brill: Thanks, I note live traffic often says chains required for heavy vehicles. How is it for 4wd vehicles after snow? Do they often enforce chains?
I will say that after four seasons at Selwyn, I regularly drove on snowy roads. I have a 4wd and exempt from chains. 2wd def needs chains quite often on low snow level days.
nfip
18/7/18 - 12:39pm
Brill: Thanks, I note live traffic often says chains required for heavy vehicles. How is it for 4wd vehicles after snow? Do they often enforce chains?
No . And your mud or AT tyres are not same as snow tyres so beware on the white stuff , more so on the in between stuff.

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