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Last Hurrah?

By   3 days ago

Officially, this weekend is the last weekend for skiing at Mount Mawson. The Oldina Ski Club will be running the tow for this last weekend. Our clubs roster has finished for the season. From here forward, we assess things on a week to week basis to decide if we run or not. This is highly […]

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Another Classic

By   1 week ago

Another classic Mount Mawson weekend just past. Fresh dry snow fell Friday night and right through Saturday. A hardy bunch braved the Mawson tow in the full fury of the blizzard on Saturday. Mawson Ski Club members rugged up and did a great job keeping the tow rolling through Saturday despite some hiccups. Other hardy […]

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Winter is Still Here!

By   1 week ago

Volunteers from the Mawson Ski Club will be running the ski tows this weekend. And it’ll be a cracker! Snow started falling yesterday and it’s still snowing. I’m on the mountain and I awoke early this morning to 30cm of fresh goodness – so a fresh tracks Saturday is in store! Pic this morning from […]

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A Big Weekend

By   2 weeks ago

Heavy snow falls during last week ensured that there was an excellent snow cover across Mt Mawson. Assisted by volunteers from the public and other clubs, Alpine Ski Club and the Hobart Walking Club did an awesome job of digging out and then getting the Uni and Mawson tows running on Saturday. The Mawson tow […]

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Snow, Snow and More Snow!

By   3 weeks ago

Fluffy the feral cat has once again been caught out in the cold! Continuing snow falls on Mt Mawson may mean a rescue operation is in order, I’m sure Parks will be happy to help… Seriously though, there is a serious amount of snow up there and more is falling right through to Saturday. A […]

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White Gold!

By   3 weeks ago

If one was just looking at Mt Wellington and trying to gauge the snow fall this week, you would be forgiven for underestimating… grossly. A look at today’s web cam pic at 2pm reveals a different story altogether. Back in the good old days P.C. (Pre cam), it was quite a guessing game for the […]

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It’s Coming!

By   3 weeks ago

  As skiers and boarders shiver in the current temporary public shelter (shipping container) at Mt Mawson Ski Field, the good news is that progress is being made on the new public shelter which will replace the old Sitzmark Lodge, demolished back in 2013. DPIPWE/PWS project manager Perry Foster advises that the new public shelter […]

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Cold Outbreak

By   4 weeks ago

Swellnet’s forecaster, Craig Brokensha, is predicting a good strong cold outbreak next week = Good Snow Dumps! “So while winter officially finishes today, we’ve got the strongest cold outbreak of the year for the south-east of the country forecast for next week. A very strong and pronounced node of the Long Wave Trough is expected […]

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    Floral Display at Mt Mawson

    By   8 months 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   1 year 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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    Mt Mawson Ski Season Opening Video

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    By   2 years ago

    Katherine Davis put together this great little video of the 2015 ski season opening… thanks Katherine! Mt Mawson Ski Season Opening 2015 from Bishwa Oakes on Vimeo.

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    Ross Giblin Photos 8th-9th Aug 2015

    By   2 years ago

    “If people would like to contact me on facebook for high resolution copies I’d be happy to shoot some through. https://www.facebook.com/ross.giblin There is also plenty more personal shots, but only of people on the tarns and riding rodways…” Cheers, Ross

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      SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS View All →

      Successful Test Run of Tows

      By   4 months ago

      Pre-season preparation for the ski season at Mt Mawson Ski Field continued today (Sunday 28 May 2017), with 15 volunteers from the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association spending the day on the mountain doing a wide range of tasks to ready the ski field for operation. The forecast was for snow to 800 metres, but other […]

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      STSA Working Bee Update

      By   5 months ago

      The Southern Tasmanian Ski Association has conducted a number of major working bees over this summer to ensure that the Mt Mawson Ski Field is in excellent condition for the arrival of snow this winter. The final scheduled working bee is scheduled for this Sunday 23rd April, but it has been decided to change the focus […]

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      STSA’s fourth working bee for this Summer is on Sunday

      By   6 months ago

      STSA volunteers have been busy over the summer preparing the Mt Mawson Ski Field for the coming ski season, with a principal focus on repairing and optimising snow fences to capture any snow that falls. This weekend, on Sunday 19th March, STSA will be conducting its fourth working bee for the 2016/17 summer, with the […]

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      Snow fence action this weekend

      By   7 months ago

      The Southern Tasmanian Ski Association will be holding its third summer working bee for the Mt Mawson Ski Field this Sunday 19th February 2017. The plan is to put slats on the fence repaired last month, as well as to construct the new fence at the top of the ski run where wind damaged our […]

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      STSA Pre-Christmas Working Bee this Sunday

      By   10 months ago

      The Southern Tasmanian Ski Association kicks off its Summer maintenance program with a pre-Christmas working bee this Sunday at Mt Mawson. Tow Convenor Ambrose Canning advises that the focus for this working bee will be on repairing the snow fence at the top of the Mawson run that was damaged in strong winds at the […]

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      Come Skiing this Weekend

      By   1 year ago

      Spring is almost here, so where can you go snow skiing and boarding an hour and a half from Hobart? – Mt Mawson of course! It has not been a huge season like last year, but there is still good ski-able snow on the Mawson run at the Mt Field National Park, and STSA volunteers […]

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      Good Start to Season, with more to come

      By   1 year ago

      The STSA held its August meeting last night, and has confirmed that the ski tows will again be running at Mt Mawson this weekend 20-21 August. Whilst the webcams show some loss of snow with the warm weather during the week, there is once again fresh snow forecast from Friday onwards which should provide some […]

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      STSA July Meeting

      By   1 year ago

      The Southern Tasmanian Ski Association held its July meeting last night, with a focus on final preparations for the 2016 season. Indications are that the season could get underway either this weekend or next, with Wellington Outdoor and Ski Club rostered for this weekend (23-24 July), and the Hobart Walking Club/ Alpine Club of Tasmania […]

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        Avalanche Potential This Weekend

        By   3 weeks 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 months 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   6 months 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   7 months 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

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        By   2 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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        Snow and Alpine Safety Resource

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        By   2 years ago

        Liz spotted this great website and passed it on to me. It’s focused on snow & alpine activity safety for Australian resorts. snowsafe.org.au       Topics covered include: First-Timers Guide Downloads for Schools & Clubs Equipment Checklist Driving in the Snow Environmental Care Gear Resorts Information Videos + More

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        UTAS – Expedition Medicine Short Courses

        By   2 years ago

        These eight day intensive and practical residential courses are now being offered by the University of Tasmania in partnership with the Australian Antarctic Division and TasTAFE as stand-alone courses or as an elective unit as part of the Remote and Polar Health stream of our Master of Public Health program. Both courses provide both theoretical […]

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        Ski Patrollers Wanted

        By   3 years ago

        Hi fellow Mt Field skiers. It is that time of the year to start thinking about the onset of Winter! If you have ever thought of becoming a Ski Patroller and pursuing a job in the ski industry now is the time to get on board and join in a course. The Australian Ski Patrol […]

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          Creative Repurposing Award

          By   2 weeks 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   3 months 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   7 months 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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          2016 Tour of Tasmania

          By   12 months ago

          The Spirit of Tasmania Tour of Tasmania is held across five gruelling days through some of the most picturesque countryside anywhere in the world. This year will see the Tour based in Northern Tasmania, which will provide a great mix of spectacular views and tough hill climbs along with some potentially unpredictable weather. It’s sure […]

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          Mountain Seasons Slide Show

          By   1 year ago

          For those that enjoy great images of the mountains, Grant Dixon, mountaineer and wilderness photographer is putting on a slide show this Thursday evening for the Tasmanian National Parks Association covering the Canadian Arctic, NZ Fiordland, Hokkaido and Tasmania. Details are as follows: 6:30 pm, Thursday 11th August 2016 Arts Lecture Theatre University of Tasmania, […]

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          Standing up for the snow

          By   1 year ago

          At Mt Mawson Ski Field we use snow fences to break the wind and capture the snow on the ski runs, so ensuring we maximise the opportunities for the enjoyment of downhill skiing and boarding when the snow does arrive. The trouble is the fences only work if they are standing up, and so on […]

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          Centenary of Tasmanian Parks

          By   1 year ago

          This year marks 100 years since the Mt Field National Park was formed, and 90 years since the Ski Club of Tasmania commenced skiing at the Twilight Tarn Hut. The STSA is still going strong, more than 50 years after the first downhill ski tows were installed at Mt Mawson Ski Field. There are a […]

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