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Discussion in 'Selwyn' started by D-eye, Jan 30, 2017.
When will Selywn be receiving their new snowmaker? (similar to the one in Buller)
Went to Selwyn today with the kids to have a play.
According to an incomprehensible Scottish lifty (Hi! if you're reading), it arrived in Sydney yesterday, and will be on its way down as soon as it clears customs.
Other than that, they'd done well to farm a single strip of snow under the New Chum chair, probably about 10-20cm deep and 20ish metres wide. All good fun. Plenty of families there having a play on the patches of snow scattered around the place, but pretty much no one but us and occasional staff members on the actual run.
They're suffering from some strong inversions at the moment. Haven't been able to make snow for ages, yet the creek that flows into Three Mile Dam was frozen over at 4pm solid enough to throw rocks on. Guess we know where all the cold air is draining away to.
When I was there a few weekends ago, the new Snow maker was still doing testing and trials. Working but not up to full capacity. The plan will be to have it running The plan will be to have it running 24 hours today 24 hrs a day. Will have a chat to a few more folk on sun. Hopefully going up then.