Snow boarding is the other option to skiing and a lot of fun! Some people can pick up snowboarding faster than skiing because its familiarity to other sports. Snowboarders wear a pari of boots that strap into bindings fixed on the board. Everyone should give snowboarding a go, even seasoned skiers if they get the chance. To move around on a flat surface or ride the lifts boarders unstrap their back foot to push on the snow.
Skiers and Snowboarders need a lift pass so they can
ride the various lifts around the resort. Chairlifts, T-bars
and Pomas are the types of lifts we have to get you
around the mountain. Lift Passes can attach to your ski
jacket or pants so it can be easily seen by our lift
First timers to Selwyn should take a look at our Trail Map.
This map shows you the various ski runs and lifts at our
resort as well as how difficult each trail is. If you work
your way up from green (easy) to Black (difficult) you can
ski the entire mountain! Printed maps are available to grab
from the Ski Hire Centre and the Selwyn Centre.
We always say Selwyn is the best place to learn how to ski and snowboard because if you check out our trail map, you’ll see we have progressing terrain. The first slope everyone skis from is a green (easy), blue runs (Intermediate) can then be accessed and across the other side of the valley are our black runs (difficult). Selwyn is not daunting for first time skiers as they cannot mistakingly jump on a lift and end up at the top of a trail they cannot ski down.
Although our progressive terrain helps, nothing will get you skiing or snowboarding faster than a lesson with one of our qualified instructors. We highly recommend lessons to all first timers so we can get them out skiing the slopes and having a great time ASAP.