Access is by car from Canberra 2 hours, Cooma 1 hour,
Jindabyne 1½ hours or Tumut 1 hour. Day and overnight cars parks.
Selwyn Snowfields is a day resort without accommodation but services
include a cafeteria, ski & clothing hire, including XC and toilets.
This is a good family resort suitable for XC or a mix of downhill skiing,
snowboarding, tobogganing and snowshoeing. You can leave your kids from
18 months to 6 years old at Selwyn Snow World, and enjoy a day's skiing
on your own, but bookings essential for half day $45 and full day including
lunch $80. Skiing is included for kids 3 years and over and this downhill
training allows them to learn to ski XC in a shorter time. Selwyn Snow
Sports School offers XC and Telemark lessons at all levels. Lift price
for adults in 2001 is $35 half day and $46 full day and 80% of the mountain
has snowmaking making it a great place for telemark practice. The nearest
accommodation and services at Adaminaby are listed on the website www.selwynsnow.com.au
and bookings can be made on 1800 641064.
There are 3 XC trail heads that start at the day or
overnight car parks at Mt Selwyn. The NSW Ski Association has published
a touring map of the area. The Kings Cross Road is closed to traffic
and is gently undulating, ideal for beginners and heads from the south
east end of the car park towards Cabramurra and Dry Dam (10km) via Kings
Cross (2km). There is a warming hut at Dry Dam. Experienced skiers can
follow the fire trail and ski through fairly open tree areas to Four Mile
Hut and towards Tabletop Mountain or east towards Kiandra. The loop trail
via Mt Selwyn starts at the north end of the car park. The Gold Seekers
loop trail starts at the north west end of the car park and is an intermediate
day trip towards Three Mile Dam. Trails may have a classical track set
Note that Broken Dam Hut has been destroyed by fire.
Kiandra is the start or finish of the classic crossing from Perisher to
Kiandra. Parties contemplating this trip should be prepared for changeable
weather and note that in recent years snow cover is often minimal north
east of Jagungal, particularly on Happy Jacks Plain.