Selwyn Snow Resort
Selwyn area in Kosciuszko National Park
Selwyn Snow Resort in central Kosciusko National Park has some of the best-value day skiing and snow play in NSW. It's 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 in Snowy Mountains
- Entry fees
- Park entry fees apply
- Opening times
Selwyn Snow Resort is open from 8am to 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.
This popular resort has forgiving slopes for skiers and snowboarders, and a team of experienced instructors. Plus it's Australia’s largest dedicated toboggan park. You’ll find home base at the expanded Selwyn Centre, which houses all guest facilities and services in the 1 building.
Head to the toboggan park and enjoy a ride on the 150m snow carpet, or learn to ski and snowboard with experienced instructors on the progressive terrain.
You can also go snow tubing, snow shoeing and there are opportunities for 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). Single and Multi-Day passes available from entry stations, NPWS visitor centres, pay machines or via the Park'nPay app.Buy annual pass.
All the practical information you need to know about Selwyn Snow Resort.
Getting there and parking
- 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
Maps and downloads
Flying a drone for recreational purposes is prohibited in this area. Drones may affect public enjoyment, safety and privacy, interfere with park operations, or pose a threat to wildlife. See the Drones in Parks policy.
This area may be a declared Drone Exclusion Zone, or may be subject to Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) rules for flying near airports, aerodromes and helicopter landing sites. See CASA's Drone Flyer Rules.
Commercial filming and photography
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.
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. Before devastating fires in 2019-2020, four buildings still stood here, including Kiandra Courthouse, which had served as a courthouse, private residence, ski chalet, hotel and bar.
Plants and animals protected in this park
Bare-nosed wombat (Vombatus ursinus)
A large, squat marsupial, the Australian bare-nosed 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.