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Selwyn Snow Resort suffers ‘devastating’ damage in bushfires

A popular ski resort in the New South Wales Snowy Mountains has been severely damaged by bushfires.

The devastating fires tore through Kosciuszko National Park on Saturday, leaving a path of destruction.

Blyton Group, who own Selwyn Snow Resort, has confirmed the buildings have been all but destroyed by fire.

Although resort crews haven’t been allowed back into the property yet, National Parks staff took photos of the damage.

Group Operations Manager at Blyton Group Andrew Dunkerley tells Natalie Peters and Erin Molan the loss is “devastating” but they’re committed to rebuilding.

“We haven’t been able to access it yet ourselves personally to really assess.

“No matter how much you prepare yourself that these things can happen I think it still definitely has a bit of a hit home effect.

“From what we’ve been told, building wise there’s nothing left.”

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Kenny Heatley, whose family used to own the resort, says he was reporting on the bushfires for Sky News when he heard his hometown had burned to the ground.

“I heard the news that Selwyn was decimated and I had to basically walk off set because it was pretty emotional and traumatic. It’s a big blow. 

“We are just so grateful as a family that no one lost their lives, because there’s staff up there who have spent their lives working there as well.”

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