Selwyn Snow Resort will not open to skiers this year, following damage from devastating bushfires.
The Snowy Mountains resort, popular with families and children learning to ski and snowboard, suffered extensive damage to buildings and snow-making equipment as well as its power, water and sewerage supply.
A decision to close the resort for the 2020 ski season was made on Thursday by the resort's owners The Blyton Group, following a critical resort infrastructure assessment.
The resort said restoration of power alone in the area would take several months with several kilometres of power poles leading to the ski fields damaged in the bushfires.
Blyton Group chair Kevin Blyton said the resort was focused on rebuilding efforts.
"We are incredibly saddened by the impact this fire had, not only on our resort but on the wider community as well," Mr Blyton said.
"We have considered a range of options to try and resume operations for this coming winter, however, the damage to critical infrastructure is simply too expensive to make this possible."
The resort was devastated by the Dunns Road fire, which ravaged areas in the Snowy Mountains and the Kosciuszko National Park in early January.
The Dunns Road fire has burnt more than 333,000 hectares and continues to burn at an advice level, but has been brought under control by firefighters.
Resort pass holders for 2020 have been offered a transfer of their season pass to Charlotte Pass Snow Resort or receive a refund.
Seasonal employees at the resort have been offered work at Charlotte Pass for this year's ski season.
The resort said initial clean-up efforts are under way, focusing on demolishing damaged buildings and removing destroyed equipment such as snow clearers and skidoos.
More detailed assessments of ski lifts and snow-making equipment will be carried out.
Mr Blyton said talks were under way with the NSW government about the rebuilding process, as well as National Parks and Wildlife.
"We recognise the impact these fires have had on local operators, not only for this summer period, but for the peak winter season ahead," he said.
"We are actively discussing the situation with the government at all levels to try and ensure that support is made available for these communities."
The Dunns Road bushfire destroyed several historical buildings in the nearby town of Kiandra, which is recognised as the birthplace of skiing in Australia.
Mr Blyton said it was hoped the resort would be able to open up to visitors as soon as possible.
"But have no doubt, my team and I are totally focused on the rebuild of Selwyn Snow Resort and we look forward to welcoming guests back to an even better Selwyn," he said.