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Native Plants for Mt Mawson

By   2 weeks ago

Friends of Mt Field are once again being busy helping establish the new public day shelter and environs at Mt Mawson. They did an excellent job helping Parks with the shade cloth put on the Mawson run to assist with grassy revegetation, and are now planning to work with Parks to plant local plants around […]

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Mt Mawson Tows on hold this weekend

By   2 months ago

A bit like Incy Wincy spider, last night’s rain has just about washed the snow out. There is still a reasonable cover of spring snow allowing snow play at Mt Mawson, and with a warm sunny weekend forecast it will be delightful in the mountains. It is still possible to pick a track to ski […]

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Sunday Skiing

By   2 months ago

The snow pack is hanging in there and Mawson Club will be running the tows again tomorrow (Sunday)!

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Escape the rain – go skiing at Mt Mawson!

By   2 months ago

The weather forecast for this weekend is a bit challenging, particularly for the East and South East, with significant rain forecast for Hobart and surrounding areas. However both the Bureau and Snowforecast.com are forecasting snow at the Mt Mawson Ski Field tonight and into tomorrow, with relatively light winds until it becomes colder on Sunday. […]

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Spring into Action

By   3 months ago

Tomorrow is the first day of Spring, and conditions are looking great for another weekend of skiing and boarding at Mt Mawson Ski Field in the Mt Field National Park. Tow managers Craig Larsson and Tim Metcalfe from the Alpine Club of Southern Tasmania and the Hobart Walking Club have been up on the mountain […]

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Mt Mawson turns it on

By   3 months ago

Hobart recorded a wet Saturday evening, but fortunately the rain did not come to Mt Field. It was a very cold and windy night, with a few centimetres of new snow followed by a very cold morning. This created excellent dry snow conditions on a great base, perfect for a big crowd of winter enthusiasts […]

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Great day at Mt Mawson Ski Field – and on again tomorrow!

By   3 months ago

As predicted a big crowd of snow enthusiasts travelled to Mt Field National Park to enjoy great snow conditions at Mt Mawson Ski Field today. In typical Tasmanian fashion the day started with some drizzle, but progressively cleared to a great day with plenty of snow and good visibility. A good turnout of volunteers from […]

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Best snow of the season!

By   3 months ago

A good crowd of enthusiastic skiers, boarders and snow bunnies are expected to head to Mt Mawson Ski Field this weekend to enjoy the best snow cover so far this season. Last weekend the Ski Club of Tasmania operated the ski tows in what can only be described as beach-like sunny conditions, but that has […]

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    MOUNT MAWSON SNOW REPORT View All →

    Sun or snow? Tows to run this weekend at Mt Mawson

    By   3 months ago

    Volunteers from the Ski Club of Tasmania have arrived at the Mt Mawson Ski Field to undertake an on-field assessment of the snow conditions, and have agreed to again offer skiing to the public at Mt Mawson this weekend 17-18 August. The warm conditions during the week have shrunk the trails down the hill in […]

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    Snow Report – Friday 2nd August

    By   4 months ago

    It’s a quickly moving feast, this snow forecasting. We have a solid base up on the mountain still and the now forecasted snow to 600 meters tomorrow, should make for another fun weekend. There’s the potential for 5-10cm. Snow showers clearing Sunday. Then looking ahead we have a more significant dump coming during next week.

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    Snow Report – Friday 26th July

    By   4 months ago

    Well it’s been one of those up again down again type of weeks as far as snow fall is concerned. The end result is that there’s still a decent snow pack to enjoy this weekend. The forecast is for snow above 1000 meters (Lake Dobson level) on both Saturday and Sunday, if that eventuates it’ll […]

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    Snow Report – Friday 19th July

    By   4 months ago

    After a period of good snow falls, a rain event, then a couple a small top up snowfalls, the snow pack should be well consolidated into a very good base with a nice topping of fresh. Looks like those of you visiting the mountain this weekend will be in for a relatively clear day tomorrow […]

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    Snow Report – Sunday 16th September

    By   1 year ago

    Snow Report for Mount Mawson – Season is Open Report Date: Sunday 16th September Report Location: On Mountain Resort Status: Closed – On Standby Snow Play: Yes Road Status: Check status on 03 6288 1319 Snow Fall last 24hr: 8cm Snow Depth: 40cm Snow Conditions: Fresh Snow Cover: Average Forecast: Still snowing, Snow above 400M today Comments: 8cm […]

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    Snow Report – Saturday 15th September

    By   1 year ago

    Snow Report for Mount Mawson – Season is Open Report Date: Saturday 15th September Report Location: Off Mountain Resort Status: Closed – On Standby Snow Play: Yes Road Status: Check status on 03 6288 1319 Snow Fall last 24hr: 0 cm Snow Depth: 35 cm Snow Conditions: Rain effected Snow Cover: Poor cover Forecast: Snow above 300M this […]

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    Snow Report – Sunday 9th September

    By   1 year ago

    Snow Report for Mount Mawson – Season is Open Report Date: Sunday 9th September Report Location: Off Mountain Resort Status: Open this Weekend Snow Play: Yes Road Status: Check status on 03 6288 1319 Snow Fall last 24hr: 2 cm Snow Depth: 50 cm Snow Conditions: Fresh, snowing Snow Cover: Average to good Forecast: Snow showers above 1100 […]

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    Snow Report – Saturday 8th September

    By   1 year ago

    Snow Report for Mount Mawson – Season is Open Report Date: Saturday 8th September Report Location: Off Mountain Resort Status: Open this Weekend Snow Play: Yes Road Status: Check status on 03 6288 1319 Snow Fall last 24hr: 0 cm Snow Depth: 50 cm Snow Conditions: Good cover Forecast: Chance of a shower or two Spring conditions, currently […]

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      SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS View All →

      Is it dark at Mt Mawson?

      By   2 months ago

      The observant viewer of the web cam images may have noticed that it seems a little darker at Mt Mawson this week. Its actually not, but our webcam guru Ian Stewart has been working some behind-the-scenes magic with the webcams that help us to see what is going on at the ski field. One of […]

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      Belts Are In

      By   6 months ago

      Classic Tasmanian Autumn weather greeted the volunteers who travelled up to Mt Mawson on the weekend of 18-19 May to help out at the STSA May Working Bee. The new Day Shelter facility was a hive of activity as work continued to get everything ready for the coming snow season. Volunteers from the Mount Mawson […]

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      Working Bee at Mt Mawson This Weekend

      By   6 months ago

      As the weather closes in, and the scent of Winter is in the air the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association is conducting a late season working bee this Saturday and Sunday (18th and 19th May) to try to finalise preparations for the Winter 2019 ski season before the snow arrives. Fortunately the weather forecast for this […]

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      STSA Working Bee this weekend – volunteers needed!

      By   7 months ago

      STSA is running a working bee at the Mt Mawson Ski Field this weekend, and has put out the call for volunteers to come and assist with a number of key tasks needed to get the ski field ready for the coming winter season. The most critical task is splicing and running a brand new […]

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      Nailed it!

      By   8 months ago

      The sound of hammers was ringing out at Mt Mawson Ski Field on Saturday 16th March, as a small band of hardworking STSA volunteers worked on completing a couple of key snow fences ready for the ski season. The presence of fires to the West of Mt Field National Park meant that the Park remains […]

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      March Working Bee on this Saturday

      By   8 months ago

      Last night the Committee of the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association met to plan arrangements for forthcoming working bees at Mt Mawson Ski Field – there is plenty to be done in preparation for this Winter! At present the Mt Field National Park is still closed for overnight stays and so the plan is to run […]

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      STSA March Meeting to include rope splicing tutorial

      By   8 months ago

      The STSA’s normal monthly committee meeting will be held tomorrow evening (Wednesday 13th March), and will include a practical demonstration of end-to-end splicing of a section of tow rope. It would be good if each ski club had at least two representatives present, so that there is good transfer of knowledge (and because we know […]

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      A Big Year Planned for 2019

      By   12 months ago

        The Annual General Meeting of the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association was held on Wednesday evening, with the new committee elected ready for a big program of activity this Summer. The meetings have now shifted to the new venue of St Andrews Hall in Bathurst Street – thanks to Liz Koolhof for organising this excellent […]

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        SKI PATROL NEWS View All →

        Mt Mawson Ski Patrollers – Help set up the new First Aid Room

        By   6 months ago

        The Mount Mawson Ski Patrol fill an essential role to allow skiing and boarding to occur at the Mt Mawson Ski Field in the Mt Field National Park. All patrollers are highly qualified, and complete Australian Ski Patrol Association training to become certified to provide first aid in the challenging mountain environment. The Ski Patrol […]

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        Great Job by Ski Patrol

        By   1 year ago

        The opening of the 2018 Season saw a good turn out of experienced Mt Mawson Ski Patrollers to support the public having their first ski on the Mt Mawson Ski Field this season. It was also the first opportunity to test out the new First Aid Room in the Mt Mawson Day Shelter. Whilst not […]

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        So long, farewell

        By   2 years ago

        The end of the era of the “temporary” ski patrol container at Mt Mawson Ski Field has finally arrived. After persevering with sub-standard first aid facilities for a number of years, it is great to know that progress is being made with construction of the new facility, and that the Ski Patrol Container will not […]

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        Avalanche Potential This Weekend

        By   2 years ago

        Heavy accumulations on top of a freeze/thaw layer formed at the beginning of this snowfall cycle may lead to unstable conditions. Those heading outside of the ski area boundary are advised to use caution and to do a proper assessment of the snow pack before skiing/boarding the steeper slopes. Steeper areas like the Mawson cornice, […]

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        Registrations for the 2017 MSC Southern Hemisphere Alpine Conference are now open!

        By   3 years ago

        Welcome to the 2017 Southern Hemisphere Alpine Conference (SHAC) UPDATE: Registrations for the 2017 MSC Southern Hemisphere Alpine Conference (SHAC) are now open! Formerly the Southern Hemisphere Avalanche Conference, the 2017 conference broadens its focus to alpine snow environments, and brings together New Zealand and international delegates who are interested in helping to shape the […]

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        ASPA Advanced Emergency Care Course

        By   3 years ago

        The Australian Ski Patrol Association will be conducting its Advanced Emergency Care Course for ski patrollers in Tasmania this year. The course will be held over two weekends: 13-14 May in Launceston, and 20-21 May in Hobart. The course is essential for maintaining skilled ski patrollers for the Mt Mawson and Ben Lomond Ski Fields, […]

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        Southern Hemisphere Alpine Conference 17+18 June 2017

        By   3 years ago

                Welcome to the 2017 Southern Hemisphere Alpine Conference (SHAC) UPDATE: Registrations for the 2017 MSC Southern Hemisphere Alpine Conference (SHAC) are now open! Formerly the Southern Hemisphere Avalanche Conference, the 2017 conference broadens its focus to alpine snow environments, and brings together New Zealand and international delegates who are interested in […]

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        Great Seeing You Out the Back – Timely Warning on Hazards

        image of the danger area

        By   4 years ago

        Many of us like to get beyond the ski area boundary and enjoy the pleasures of the backcountry when we’re visiting Mt Mawson. I’ve observed people in some dangerous locations since the opening of the ski season, so this post is a reminder to be aware of the Ski Area Boundaries and the dangers that are present in the […]

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          OTHER NEWS View All →

          Watch found

          By   3 months ago

          Volunteers from the STSA running the ski tows at Mt Mawson on Sunday have found a very nice Nixon watch. If this is yours, let us know and we will make arrangements to reunite you with your missing timepiece.

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          Gas Fitter Wanted

          By   6 months ago

          As part of fitting out the new Mt Mawson Day shelter for the coming season STSA wishes to install two small gas heaters, and a gas hob to enable to volunteers operating the ticket office to be warm and able to prepare hot drinks. The gas lines have been installed by Parks, but we need […]

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          Stocks With a History – Lost

          By   1 year ago

          Long time denizen of Mt Mawson, Nick Truchanas, has lost his favorite retro stocks. Loosing a pair of old stocks normally wouldn’t be of concern, you can usually pick up a set from this era at garage sales for a few dollars. However in this case, their nature belies their provenance and true value. Nick’s […]

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          SkiGia Pop Up Shop

          By   1 year ago

          SkiGia is selling off stock at a pop up shop.             See their Facebook page for more details and the location: https://www.facebook.com/events/503973010038608/?ti=icl SKIGIA Pop Up Shop – Now Open! SKIGIA’s Pop Up Shop opens today at 12noon!! 4 days only… Thursday 2nd August – 12-5pm Friday 3rd August – 10am-5pm Saturday […]

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          Snow Chain Hire?

          Snow chains image

          By   1 year ago

          With the demise of SkiGia in Hobart, I’m getting enquiries about snow chain hire in the south and I don’t know of any alternatives. Do you know of anywhere in the south that hires chains? Please comment below if you do.  

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          Creative Repurposing Award

          By   2 years ago

          Tassie is one of those places where creative people abound. The Creative Repurposing Award for last weekend goes to the person who produced these snow shoe tracks out the back! I’d love to see them, send in a pic if it’s you? Update: Identified! There’s even a video, great mate!

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          Lost Ring – UPDATE, It’s found!

          By   2 years ago

          One of the club members has lost his wedding ring while tobogganing on the jeep trail immediately up from the gate at Lake Dobson. If you’re up there, please keep an eye out for it and if you find it, contact me via the website and I’ll put you in touch.

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          Southern Hemisphere Alpine Conference 17+18 June 2017

          By   3 years ago

                  Welcome to the 2017 Southern Hemisphere Alpine Conference (SHAC) UPDATE: Registrations for the 2017 MSC Southern Hemisphere Alpine Conference (SHAC) are now open! Formerly the Southern Hemisphere Avalanche Conference, the 2017 conference broadens its focus to alpine snow environments, and brings together New Zealand and international delegates who are interested in […]

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            YOUR PHOTOS View All →

            Photos from Weekend 8-9th September

            By   1 year ago

            More pics from Paul Di Benedetto from last weekend. “Another great day on the Mountain. Plenty of ‘Style Masters’ showing how it’s done”.

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            Photos from Weekend 1st -2nd September

            By   1 year ago

            A few more pics from Paul Di Benedetto from last weekend, thank again paul!

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            Photos from 25-26th August Weekend

            By   1 year ago

            Here are few pics from Paul Di Benedetto from the weekend, thanks Paul.

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            Mad About Mawson

            By   2 years ago

              The latest edition of Australia and New Zealand’s leading glossy snow sports magazine Snow Action has just hit the shelves, and as promised it features three great articles about skiing in Tasmania. The shots of skiing the Golden Stairs at Mt Mawson are spectacular (as good as Japan!) and the images and story about […]

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            National publicity for Mt Mawson Ski Field

            By   2 years ago

            Snow Action (described as “Australia’s #1 Ski Magazine”) is planning to publish a feature on skiing in Tasmania for its April issue. The aim is to encourage visitors to come and check out Tassie in winter. If you have some great shots of skiing, boarding or touring at Mt Mawson Ski Field or out in […]

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            Floral Display at Mt Mawson

            By   3 years ago

            The contrast between winter and summer in the Tasmanian mountains is quite remarkable, and this season has been no exception. The alpine areas of the Mt Field National Park have been a garden of colour, with the Richea Scoparia in particular putting on a spectacular display. Peter Davis took these shots on the Mawson Alpine […]

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            Field Days – Australian Geographic feature

            By   4 years ago

            The May-June issue of Australian Geographic features a wonderful article by Ian Connellan and Gail Maccallum showcasing the Mt Field National Park. Some of the great photos used in the article can be accessed here The article features members of the Mt Mawson Ski Club and the Mt Mawson Ski Patrol who were operating the […]

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            Home, Home on the Range….

            By   4 years ago

            Lachlan Webber enjoying the view and some simple pleasures out on the Range.

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