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Friday 2nd October 2015

MEDIA RELEASE

Kevin James Blyton announced today that his group of companies has entered into a “Heads of Agreement” to purchase Selwyn Snow Resort in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales from the Heatley family.

Selwyn Snow Resort is in the northern part of the Kosciuszko National Park and is located near the town of Adaminaby and is close to Cabramurra which is the highest town in Australia.

The resort has been owned and operated by the Heatley and Myers families for nearly 50 years since its establishment in 1966.

Selwyn Snow Resort comprises 45 hectares covered by 11 lifts with 88% of the terrain catering to beginners and intermediates.

The resort has developed extensive snowmaking facilities with 35 hectares covered by snow making. Grassy terrain makes it easier for Selwyn to open its runs on a thinner snow cover.

Kevin Blyton said the acquisition is a great addition to his group of companies.

“Selwyn Snow Resort and the entire Heatley family have a superb history of offering a top quality snow experience to the Australian public which will continue under my ownership.

The Heatley family should be very proud of what they have achieved with the resort.

They have superb long standing ties with the local communities they serve and have always been strong supporters and key players in the snow industry in Australia.

It will continue to be managed and operated by local people.”

The transaction is subject to regulatory approval being consent of the National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Blyton Group – Radio, Resorts, Hospitality, Cinemas, Aviation & Transport

Top Floor, Snowy Mountains Plaza | PO Box 666 | Jindabyne NSW 2627 P: 02 6457 1555
 

crackson

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They don't, hence the begging for govt handouts for the cooma airport upgrades.

He got the airport for less than the value of the land and wants more taxpayer money to fund its profitability.
 

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And I thought the Sushi place was going to really take off!
 
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Good thread banter, but feel like someone oughta ask whether this will be good for Selwyn?

Further to that, I have long had a great idea for Selwyn. This prolly belongs in the Selwyn thread but here goes.

Y'all know the up/down Keogh's/Orchard chair at Hotham, right? Well Selwyn needs to extend the Township triple to become one of these.

Two reasons why. First, the Powerline Poma is hard and intimidating for kids to ride. Second, that slope never holds good snow, being NE facing or thereabouts. But the two runs over the back, Long Arm and Kangaroo Ridge, almost always hold great natural snow and are the two sweetest and longest runs on the hill. They deserve better access.

A chair that went up the Piwerline Poma hill, as a backward extension of Township triple, makes so much sense that no self-respecting local entrepreneur and ski enthusiast could resist it surely.
 

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Good thread banter, but feel like someone oughta ask whether this will be good for Selwyn?

Further to that, I have long had a great idea for Selwyn. This prolly belongs in the Selwyn thread but here goes.

Y'all know the up/down Keogh's/Orchard chair at Hotham, right? Well Selwyn needs to extend the Township triple to become one of these.

Two reasons why. First, the Powerline Poma is hard and intimidating for kids to ride. Second, that slope never holds good snow, being NE facing or thereabouts. But the two runs over the back, Long Arm and Kangaroo Ridge, almost always hold great natural snow and are the two sweetest and longest runs on the hill. They deserve better access.

A chair that went up the Piwerline Poma hill, as a backward extension of Township triple, makes so much sense that no self-respecting local entrepreneur and ski enthusiast could resist it surely.

This was always the plan when Selwyn first put that chair in, however I was told costs to modify the chair (it was the old ABOM Triple from Buller) were too high so they shelved the plan :(
 
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Billy_Buttons

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Selwyn has always been the playground for the residents of Cabramurra and the Tumut weekenders. Sweet little place for snowplay learners. Will never become a national beginner playground until the gov and parks allow development for accommodation/retail facilities. It could really take off. They have the beautiful Yarrangobilly Caves to bounce off as well, but, the State doesn't seem interested in a great opportunity.
 

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Coastal suburban boonies.
I am reasonably sure that when Selwyn Quarry (as it then was - hardly great marketing) was first set up it was on private land. When (and how) did it fall into the clutches of NPWS?
 
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