Snow is made by mixing superfine water droplets with nucleated ice particles in the atmosphere which combine and fall as snow, all you need is water and compressed air to begin this process. Snowmaking is typically a night time operation when the temperature and/or humidity drops to ideal conditions for snow to develop. We add no chemicals to our snowmaking system.
Selwyn Snow Resort has an extensive system covering 80% of the skiable terrain and consististing of 35 snow guns.
Our snowmaking system is capable of producing thousands of cubic meters of snow a night in the right conditions!
The water that supplies our snow making system comes mainly from nearby Clear Creek and when required, Three Mile Dam. All water is stored in our snow making storage pond at the top of Township. Evaporative cooling sprinklers circulate the water constantly through the air in order to keep the water close to or below freezing temperature. When the snow melts the water is returned naturally to where it came from.