Mount Selwyn ski field is the northern most of the ski resorts in New South Wales. It features stunning alpine scenery that is unique to the Australian Snowy Mountains. To reach Mt Selwyn you take the road from Jindabyne past Lake Eucumbene. The local villages of Adaminaby, Anglers Reach, Kiandra and Cabramurra, which is Australia's highest town, provide accommodation for skiers wanting to ski in these wonderful snow fields. There are a lot of bed and breakfasts, farm stays and cabin style accommodation available in the area and the quiet atmosphere of the Australian bush is an unforgettable bonus for travelers coming to this region. Mt Selwyn is the smallest and most individual of the New South Wales snow resorts.
The ski field at Mt Selwyn had its first rope tow installed in 1966 and since then has grown into a modern ski field with all of the activities and equipment that you would expect. There are now 11 lifts, up to the minute snow making equipment, ski hire and tuition. The resort now caters for up to 2000 visitors per day. Mt Selwyn now runs a specialized schools skiing and snow sports program which is extremely popular and many schools take advantage of its facilities. Lake Eucumbene, which lies at the foot of the mountain is a paradise for trout fishermen so a skiing holiday in this region can be supplemented with some of the best trout fishing in Australia. Mt Selwyn is also within easy reach of the Perisher Valley and Thredbo ski resorts so you can easily drive there for a days skiing, especially if you are staying in Jindabyne accommodation.
If you are looking for something a little bit quieter and different for your next snow holiday then Mt Selwyn could be just the place for you. You can access Mt Selwyn by flying to Sydney, Canberra or Cooma and then hiring your own vehicle. It is five hours driving time from Sydney and about two hours from Canberra to Mt Selwyn.