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A Flash of Sun

By   3 weeks ago

The second weekend of the ski season in Southern Tasmania is well underway at Mt Mawson with excellent snow conditions still present after last weekend’s big blizzard. Whilst it was raining in the morning in Hobart Mt Mawson remained dry all day, and a good crowd of enthusiastic skiers and boarders made the most of […]

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June Long Weekend Ski Fun

By   3 weeks ago

There has been a lot of media discussion about the extremely cold conditions and strong winds affecting Tasmanian over the June long weekend, but it did not deter the volunteers from the Mawson Ski Club who put in a huge effort to prepare the ski tows for an early-season start to the ski season in […]

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Mt Mawson Ski Field Opens with a blast

By   4 weeks ago

The ski tows at Mt Mawson Ski Field opened today after a massive effort from the volunteers from Mt Mawson Ski Club to excavate and de-ice the tows. The volunteers spent Saturday digging out the tow line and lifting pulleys in full-on blizzard conditions, and then on Sunday morning turned to the huge task of […]

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Ski Season to Open this June long weekend

By   4 weeks ago

Well an early Antarctic blast has arrived in Tasmania, with a gradual build up of excellent quality, wind-packed snow on the Mt Mawson Ski Field. The weather forecast is somewhat extreme, but the volunteers from the Mt Mawson Ski Club plan to assemble on the mountain this weekend to have a go at getting the […]

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Snowsafe

By   1 month ago

With snow falling around the state and excitement building for some fun in the snow, Ski Patroller Paul Vince forwarded this timely and helpful link: snowsafe.org.au Time and time again we see visitors to Mount Mawson arriving poorly equipped and unaware of the dangers inherent to the mountains. With some basic knowledge and preparation, you […]

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Tow Managers Training

By   1 month ago

A small band of dedicated folks gathered on Mt Mawson last Saturday in the near-freezing (1-degree) and drizzling conditions. Our task was to review the tow operating procedures in anticipation of the ski season. Both Mawson and Uni tows were set up and run, complete with running the ropeways.             […]

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The Prettiest Ski Field in Australia

By   3 months ago

  It was a spectacular day up at Mt Mawson Ski Field today for the final STSA working bee prior to the Winter snow. The mist swirled about, and periodic flashes of sun threw the landscape into sharp relief. There were large numbers of people viewing the colours of the deciduous beech on the Tarn […]

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Beginners Tow

By   4 months ago

Saturday 26th February dawned fine and sunny at Mt Mawson Ski Field – perfect weather for another day of productive working bee activity (and a nice escape from the East Coast drizzle). STSA Committee Members Craig Larsson, Ambrose Canning and Paul Vince were joined by a team of enthusiastic volunteers including Rod Stolorz, Michael Potter, […]

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    MOUNT MAWSON SNOW REPORT View All →

    Skiing on hold – Snow report 25 June 2022

    By   2 weeks ago

    We have all been keenly watching the snow cameras at Mt Mawson Ski Field to see how well the snow pack is holding up during a spell of warmer weather, as well as monitoring the BOM website to see when the next snow will arrive. STSA volunteers from the Ski Club of Tasmania have been […]

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    Snow is falling and settling

    By   11 months ago

    2.20 pm Sunday. We’ll guys the snow has come up here. Lovely blizzard conditions and fat flakes falling and settling at Oldina.

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    First snowfall for 2021

    By   1 year ago

    The cold Southerly blast across Tasmania today (Sunday 11 April) brought snow to low levels, and whilst visitors had trouble accessing the snow at Kunyani Mt Wellington that was not the case at Mt Field. In fact there was so much snow a number of cars got stuck in the Dobson car park and had […]

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

    By   3 years 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   3 years 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   3 years 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   3 years 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   4 years 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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      SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS View All →

      April Working Bee, Fagus and Sausage Sizzle

      By   3 months ago

        The STSA will be holding its final pre-season working bee this Saturday 24th April.  Due to budget limitations there will not be a lot of construction work, but there will still be plenty of jobs to help prepare the ski field for the coming winter season. Craig Larsson will be organising the volunteers, and […]

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      STSA March Working Bee Postponed to April

      By   4 months ago

      The STSA Working Bee scheduled for this weekend (19-20 March 2022) has been postponed till Saturday April 23rd. There are a number of STSA club working bees on this weekend, and so there will still be some work going on behind the scenes, but in view of STSA’s limited funds for capital works, and the […]

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      Low Key Working Bee this Saturday

      By   4 months ago

      The STSA has been quietly working away over the summer making sure the Mt Mawson Ski Field is all ready to go for the Winter 2022 season. After two difficult years of Covid and no snow (meaning almost no income) it has been necessary to cut back on the work program to conserve capital. Also […]

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      Autumn Tones

      By   1 year ago

      With a continuation of superb Autumn weather there was a big crowd of visitors to Mt Field National Park over the weekend to view the last of the fagus display for 2021. STSA volunteers also headed out to Rodway, but their focus was on improving the appearance of the Rodway tow hut.   Volunteers Liz […]

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      Australian Ski Resort’s Best New Development 2021?

      By   1 year ago

      Last weekend’s working bee at Mt Mawson Ski Field has gained National attention, following a year in which COVID meant that there was not a lot of good news coming out of Australia’s winter sports industry (not to mention the disastrous bushfires which destroyed much of the infrastructure at the Mt Selwyn resort in NSW […]

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      STSA looking forward to 2021

      By   2 years ago

      The summer season at Mt Mawson has kicked off in fine style with working bees and meetings held on the mountain to prepare the ski field for the 2021 season. On the 13th of November Peter Davis and Peter Burnett headed up the mountain to undertake a review of the STSA’s remote solar power system. […]

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      Mt Mawson Ski Field Get-together Saturday 21st November

      By   2 years ago

      After a disappointing snow season in 2020 (on top of a pandemic and various other things!) the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association has decided to hold a working bee, its Annual General Meeting and social get together up at Mt Mawson on Saturday 21st November. This will be a great opportunity for ski and mountain enthusiasts […]

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      Web Site Interest

      By   2 years ago

      With all the snow around and the promise of good skiing and boarding to come, the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association’s web site mtmawson.info is receiving a lot of traffic. Yesterday’s (Wed 4th Aug.) views topped out at 4,040. That comprises 1,650 unique visitors. Below is a break down of what our users are looking at. […]

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        SKI PATROL NEWS View All →

        Snowsafe

        By   1 month ago

        With snow falling around the state and excitement building for some fun in the snow, Ski Patroller Paul Vince forwarded this timely and helpful link: snowsafe.org.au Time and time again we see visitors to Mount Mawson arriving poorly equipped and unaware of the dangers inherent to the mountains. With some basic knowledge and preparation, you […]

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        COVID-19 Plan Prepared – Mt Mawson Ski Field Update July 2020

        By   2 years ago

        As outlined in our last update the STSA has been monitoring developments in the COVID-19 pandemic, and assessing whether it will be possible to operate the Mt Mawson Ski Field this winter. The current situation in Tasmania is reasonably reassuring (unlike Victoria!) and so STSA has prepared a COVID-19 Safety Plan to guide how we […]

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

        By   3 years 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   4 years 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   5 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   5 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   5 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   5 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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          Snow Gear

          By   4 weeks ago

          Looking for snow gear to purchase or hire or perhaps tuning for your skis or snowboard? Martin at Launceston Surf & Surf & Snow can help you out. “On the retail side of things we stock all clothing, snowboards, skis, boots, poles, snow travel bags, waxes, tuning tools, gloves, goggles, helmets, pretty much anything you […]

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          Warner Canyon

          warner canyon

          By   3 months ago

          While it’s across the world, and also has a chair lift and groomer, Warner Canyon in Oregon is still surprisingly like Mt Mawson. A local ski hill run with dedication and loved by volunteers and locals alike.

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          Appetiser

          By   2 years ago

          Here’s a link to a relaxing aerial video to whet your appetite. Taken by Gary, the Wandering Foxbat, winter 2018. Look up his channel on YouTube, he has a bunch of great aerial videos from all around Tasmania. https://youtu.be/mmQDwh1mLiQ

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          What Goes Down, Must Go Up!

          By   2 years ago

          The Colorado Sun has an interesting article outlining large sales of back country gear. With ski resort closures due to Covid-19 concerns across the US, retailers are seeing a big spike in gear sales. Seems like people are still keen to keep skiing, so they’re investing in AT (Alpine Touring) equipment. And if it’s one […]

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          Watch found

          By   3 years 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   3 years 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   4 years 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   4 years 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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            Fagus – 2022

            By   2 months ago

            Photos of Tarn Shelf Fagus 2022 by Rob Stewart (Mt Mawson Ski Club)          

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            The Unique Nut Cracker

            nut cracker

            By   11 months ago

            Do the Nut Cracker! by Klaaske Greenwood https://www.klaaske.com.au/

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            Photos from Weekend 8-9th September

            By   4 years 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   4 years 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   4 years ago

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

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            Mad About Mawson

            By   4 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   4 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   5 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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