Who'd have thought Mt Selwyn would have the most modern base facilities of any ski resort in Australia.
That's not exactly difficult to accomplish.
Selwyn's market is the beginner / cruiser / families / tour groups / schools groups market. They know they're not Verbier and that's OK, they will provide a really nice experience for first timers and their market.
You would be surprised how much the businesses in Cooma rely on Selwyn and so too do the bigger resorts. It's a pressure valve for Jindy, Thredbo and Perisher traffic wise both on the roads and the mountains.
Perisher's actually pretty good for beginners so long as you know where to go (i.e. not Front Valley) and the resort buildings have a lot more space compared with Thredbo. Early Season and Late Season when all the GOOD beginner area are closed is when Perisher isn't really suitable and there even Thredbo is better. Friday Flat is literally perfect as a first-timer/novice slope, but it really needs to have more indoor space for people to sit and take it easy.
People with little or no experience need to be able to take it slowly and go at their own pace otherwise they are risking injury, and Thredbo's limited indoor spaces don't cater to that. It looks like Selwyn has that balance right with the size of their new resort building. Good for them, they'll do very well - and a larger building will actually increase resort capacity just by virtue of the fact if you can spend 20-25% of your time comfortably sitting down indoors, then each guest will on average use less time on the ski lifts.
Hopefully I can visit this year!