Power’s been restored to the Selwyn Snow Resort, clearing one of the final stumbling blocks for the resort’s opening in June.
Over three years after fire destroyed the facility, the addition of electricity has now completed the journey to get the lights back on again at Selwyn and powering up the lifts and snow making machines for testing requirements.
Group Manager Ewan Murdoch says the electricity restoration was exactly what the resort needed.
“All our infrastructure is sitting here waiting to go” he said.
“We’ve had a great rebuild. All our lifts are better than before…. it’s re-born. It’s the same resort but it’s transformed – it’s brought us up to the 21st century”.
Logistics played a key part. There were monthly meetings with Essential Energy and Transgrid to get supply restored.
“It’s a great relief to have power back on again here” according to Mr Murdoch.
We lost a lot of it in the fire so a lot of this is new – new snow guns aswell. We’re a huge step closer to making snow in May”.
Restoration of the electricity supply means the Selwyn Snow Resort is well on track for its scheduled opening on June 10.
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