Selwyn Snow Resort
Selwyn area in Kosciuszko National Park
Selwyn Snow Resort in central Kosciusko National Park is a great place for families and beginners looking for an affordable snow holiday.
- 213 Kings Cross Road, Kiandra, NSW, 2629 - in Selwyn area in Kosciuszko National Park
- Entry fees
- Park entry fees apply
- Opening times
Selwyn Snow Resort is open 8am – 5pm daily during ski season (June to October long weekend).
- What to
Visit the Selwyn Snow Resort website or phone (02) 6454 9488 for accommodation and ski package prices.
- Please note
Be sure to wear appropriate ski clothes in winter.
Come and play at this family-owned and operated winter wonderland, conveniently located between Cooma and Tumut.
With its gently progressing terrain and team of experienced instructors, Selwyn Snow Resort is the perfect place to learn to ski or snowboard, or to practice your skills and improve your confidence. You can also go snow tubing, tobogganing, and there are opportunities for snow shoeing and cross-country skiing too.
Relax at the end of the day with a steaming hot chocolate and remarkable views of snowbound Mount Jagungal and Tabletop. Take a break from the slopes to explore the nearby historic town of Kiandra, where Norwegian goldminers introduced recreational skiing to Australia in 1861 by fashioning skis from fence palings.
For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/snow-sports-facilities/selwyn-snow-resort/local-alerts
- in the Selwyn area of Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains region
The Selwyn area is open all year, but some roads and trails may close due to weather conditions or park management issues. Kings Cross Road and the Khancoban-Cabramurra Road are closed in winter (June to October long weekends). Some campgrounds in the Selwyn area close in winter.
Park entry fees apply in winter on Link Road
June to October long weekends: $29 per vehicle per day (24hrs from purchase); motorcycles $12; bus passengers $11.45 per adult, $3.60 per child per day (24hrs).Buy annual pass.
All the practical information you need to know about Selwyn Snow Resort.
Getting there and parking
Selwyn Snow Resort is in the central area of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there from Cooma or Tumut:
- Take Snowy Mountains Highway towards Kiandra
- Turn on to Link Road, heading west toward Cabramurra
- After the pay station (winter only) turn left on to Kings Cross Road and follow the signs to Selwyn
- It's recommended that all vehicles carry snow chains from the June to October long weekends. Read our snow driving in Kosciuszko tips.
- Check the weather before you set out as roads can close in extreme conditions.
- Sealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- Snow chains required after snow
Parking is available at Selwyn Snow Resort, including several designated disabled spots. Bus parking is also available. It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.
- Flush toilets
Maps and downloads
NSW national parks are no smoking areas. The alpine resorts of Thredbo, Perisher, Charlotte Pass, Selwyn, Ski Rider and Kosciuszko Tourist Park are exempt, though some commercial and outdoor places within these resorts may have no smoking areas.
Jindabyne (7 km)
Mount Selwyn (4 km)
Mount Selwyn is the northernmost ski field in Kosciuszko National Park. The Stunning alpine scenery and rugged mountain ranges are a big drawcard.
Tumut (11 km)
Tumut is a country town on the northern foothills of the Snowy Mountains. The Rolling valleys, mountain streams and alpine mountain ranges make it popular for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts.
Selwyn Snow Resort is in Selwyn area. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:
Kiandra's claims to fame
The discovery of gold at Kiandra in 1859 attracted up to 10,000 prospectors hoping to strike it rich. Just 18 months later, after harsh winters and falling gold finds, only a few hundred gold miners remained. It's remembered as one of Australia’s shortest gold rushes, not to mention it’s highest (and coldest). In 1861, Kiandra became the birthplace of skiing in Australia, when Norwegian gold miners fashioned skis from fence palings. By the 1870s regular ski carnivals were arranged, and Australia had its first official ski slope here. Mining continued into the 1930s, with grazing and winter skiing also keeping the community alive. Today, only 4 buildings still stand including Kiandra Courthouse, which has served as a courthouse, private residence, ski chalet, hotel and bar.
- Kiandra heritage precinct Explore the early history of goldmining at Kiandra heritage precinct in Kosciuszko National Park, near Adaminaby with hiking, fishing and skiing.
- Kiandra heritage track Walk the short and easy Kiandra heritage track in Kosciuszko National Park for an insight into Australian gold rush history.
Snow sports and summer trails
Kosciuszko National Park is home to all of NSW’s ski resorts, including the family-friendly Selwyn Snow Resort, in the northern part of the park. But there’s plenty to see year-round, with fishing, bushwalking, mountain biking, horse riding and driving all catered for. The self-guided Kiandra heritage track is a must for history buffs, bringing the stories of the gold rush and grazing days to life. Keep an eye out for open days at Kiandra Courthouse (group tours by advance booking. Contact Tumut Visitor Centre. Fees apply). You can also stay in historic Wolgal Hut.
- Snowy Mountains Highway Snowy Mountains Highway is a scenic driving route between Tumut and Adaminaby, taking in caves, campgrounds, ski fields, trails for hiking, biking and horse riding in northern Kosciuszko National Park.
Plants and animals you may see
Common wombat (Vombatus ursinus)
A large, squat marsupial, the Australian common wombat is a burrowing mammal found in coastal forests and mountain ranges across NSW and Victoria. The only other remaining species of wombat in NSW, the endangered southern hairy-nosed wombat, was considered extinct until relatively recently.
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
One of the most fascinating and unusual Australian animals, the duck-billed platypus, along with the echidna, are the only known monotremes, or egg-laying mammals, in existence. The platypus is generally found in permanent river systems and lakes in southern and eastern NSW and east and west of the Great Dividing Range.
Wedge-tailed eagle (Aquila audax)
With a wingspan of up to 2.5m, the wedge-tailed eagle is Australia’s largest bird of prey. These Australian animals are found in woodlands across NSW, and have the ability to soar to heights of over 2km. If you’re bird watching, look out for the distinctive diamond-shaped tail of the eagle.
Billy buttons (Craspedia spp. )
Billy buttons are attractive Australian native plants that are widespread throughout eastern NSW in dry forest, grassland and alpine regions such as Kosciuszko National Park. The golden-yellow globe-shaped flowers are also known as woollyheads. Related to the daisy, billy buttons are an erect herb growing to a height of 50cm.