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Discussion in 'Selwyn' started by Ben, Jan 5, 2020.
So I guess I'd best eat my hat.
I think you were right, so don't start seasoning your hat.
It's only because it did exist that they are confident enough to invest. If it didn't exist previously, I don't think there would have been anyone brave enough or stupid enough to invest.
Managing the Park will be much more difficult without Selwyn. Blyton will get a really generous lease.
from Selwyn's Facebook page
"Selwyn Snow Resort Rebuild Update - Tuesday December 29, 2020
Selwyn Snow Resort are pleased to announce that TechnoAlpin have been selected for the design and supply of the resort’s snowmaking system.
The existing snowmaking system was extensively damaged in the January 2020 bushfires, which saw most of the resort’s infrastructure destroyed.
An exclusive contract for snowmaking fan guns, pumps, pipes, electrical cabling and control systems was recently signed with TechnoAlpin, who are the global leaders in providing state of the art snowmaking solutions.
The first components of the Selwyn system have already been shipped from their Italian headquarters and are due to arrive in the coming weeks."
This is getting heavy rotation on the local Blyton owned radio stations now as well. They are certainly working hard at getting the message out
Looks very quiet, any sign of building activity?
nothing of note, just the bunting fence, which was about 50 mtrs long, but there appears to be a lot of activity at what looks to be the power substation on the road into the resort.
Soon, I hear.
I notice they are increasing the boundary, anyone know why?
I don't think it's any great conspiracy or requirement. I would say it's more about making it suit the actual resort, they gain a little and lose a little. I think the gained areas are access regularly by resort guests. Perhaps it would help with insurance as well.
Nice looking visitors centre. Hope it all comes off.
what is a mobile lift anyone???
I suspect they get more than 2,000 visitors annually though.
A magic carpet. Can be moved around.
Still nothing on timeline though (unfortunately). Not much time left before this winter.
The design of the building is just a big shed. So provided they have everything ordered, ie steel. It would go up quickly. Just a slab and away you go.
They're still confident of opening this season from all reports.
Will their snowmaking infrastructure and lifts be ready though?
I've never been to Selwyn so im likely wrong but I thought the new chum chair was older than that
I thought that too. I was so confused when I read that and just assumed that it had been replaced and I wasn't up with the latest news. I went there in 2017 I think and that chair was OAF
That there is the $64,000 question.
Doppelamyr have been on board since before Christmas, so the lifts should be Ok. Snowmaking isn't extensive, so potentially can be up and running quickly, provided water supply is sorted.
Yeh I dunno where that came from. Chair must be 20 yrs old at least.
From what I am hearing there is nil accommodation in Adaminaby available due to Snowy 2.0. Usually there would be 30+ seasonal resort staff in Adaminaby in various accommodation types. Just another challenge - where are resort construction and ski staff gonna live. Dunno, hard one.
They were looking at dongas in the car park. I did ask them that question.
Glad I’m not the only one confused about new chums age!
The New Chum Chair is over 30 years old. My parents have a picture at Selwyn in winter 1990 and the same chair is in the background. I'll try and find it and post it
@Bogong reckons it's 32/3 years old
Selwyn was our favourite place when our kids were young, in the 90s. New Chum was already there. We used to stay in Adaminaby at what is now called Selwyn Star Lodge. We referred to it as "John's Hotel" after the jovial owner/manager. He and his wife Gwen did a great dinner with a few choice of mains and fantastic breakfast spread.
However after the public liability crisis hit all resorts had their premiums increased by similar amounts so lift tickets went up taking the daily rate from 60% of the majors to 80% and that changed meant the savings were of lesser value. And John sold his hotel to a couple who ran it just as bed & continental breakfast place, continental in the Oz sense.
So we switched to Blue Cow but I always referred to the small slow double chair below the Blue Cow centre as "New Chum" and still do.
If Selwyn is running lifts this season we might see if we can do a couple of days trips from Cooma with our two older grandsons (one will be 6 and the other 7.5).
theyre into it
Think there is a press release to come shortly.
Yayyyyyy I’m so looking forward to going back
It'd be nice if someone would turn on a couple of cameras to monitor progress with the rebuild announced on Ch 7 tonight.
Has the power even been restored there yet? I guess it probably has if they are doing works there.
It might only be generators.
I suppose they could use solar.
Like I said it will be a wonderful family resort when completed. Hopefully this season.
How will expansion of the triple chair replace the Powerline Poma? Will it be like the Orchard at Hotham?
Rachael needs to better proofread her copy. What is an RFID electonric gate access system?
I don't know @Sean Sunley.
Uploads in both directions is my understanding.
I have always had a soft spot for old Selwyn and its great its going to be rebuilt and made even better.
Its a great learning hill for beginners and young families.
I will head over there in a week or so and have a look around ,see what's going on but I reckon its all too late for this winter considering the scope of improvements scheduled. Proper opening in 2022 I guess.
If its all pre fab tilt panel like it looks that building could go up pretty quickly.
Any update photos?
they've been busy but the last week Ihavent been past tumut pond trail after work. Still raining up here now, had over 50mm last 24hrs according to a snowy civil bloke so don't know if much is happening up the road.