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Its Snowtime!

By   4 days ago

  The patience of Tasmanian skiers and boarders will be rewarded this weekend, as the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association has announced that the ski tows will be running at Mt Mawson Ski Field on both Saturday and Sunday (18th and 19th August 2018). It has been a somewhat frustrating season so far, as whilst there […]

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Keep Calm!

By   1 week ago

                      Surely there will be, maybe, hopefully…. Once again, there’s still not enough snow to run the tows on Mount Mawson folks ūüôĀ The very quickly moving, ever changing forecast, has snow falling from this afternoon through to Sunday. Then Monday has the snow line […]

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Gain Some… Lose Some… Repeat!

By   3 weeks ago

Still not enough cover to safely run the tows folks, so we won’t be opening this weekend. Keep the faith!

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Close but…

By   4 weeks ago

Members from the STSA and Ski Patrol walked the slopes yesterday in order to inspect conditions for possible tow operation this weekend. Unfortunately the report back is that there is still not enough cover on the mid/upper slopes to safely run the tow. The good news is that we have follow up snow falls on […]

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Tows Will Not Run This Weekend

By   1 month ago

We we were all so hopeful – gazing at the BOM forecast for Mt Field day after day after day. The forecasts were pretty good, then great, then less great, then pretty great again and then… pretty much a fizzer! Even with what has fallen overnight, there’s still just not enough snow depth to safely […]

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Getting Ready

By   1 month ago

  Good progress was made at Mt Mawson Ski Field during the week by Vos builders, with lining of the interior of the Ski Patrol Room well advanced. With the windows all in the building is attracting many favourable comments, even without its final colour and cladding. On the weekend another STSA Working Bee was […]

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Snowplay

By   1 month ago

Its been a great week for snowplay up at Mt Mawson, and there has been a steady stream of school holidaymakers enjoying the snowfield all week. Last weekend’s snowstorm brought strong winds and a good dump of snow, and has been followed by fine settled conditions.       By Tuesday it was looking promising […]

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Getting Closer

By   2 months ago

  There’s a real buzz in the air at Mt Field National Park as STSA Volunteers continue to prepare the ski field for season 2018, and Vos Builders push on with construction of the new Mt Mawson visitors day shelter and ski facilities.¬† A good dump of snow on the weekend of 16th June posed […]

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    MOUNT MAWSON SNOW REPORT View All →

    Snow Report – Sunday 19th August

    By   1 day ago

    Snow Report for Mount Mawson – Season Opening today Report Date: Sunday 19th August Report Location: On Mountain Resort Status: Open this Weekend Snow Play: Yes Road Status: Check status on 03 6288 1319 Snow Fall last 24hr:¬†15cm Snow Depth: 55cm Snow Conditions: Fresh, windy Forecast: Snow above 300 M today, snow tomorrow. Notes: Lovely […]

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    Snow Report – Saturday 18th August

    By   2 days ago

    Snow Report for Mount Mawson – Season Opening today Report Date: Saturday 18th August Report Location: On Mountain Resort Status: Open this Weekend Snow Play: Yes Road Status: Check status on 03 6288 1319 Snow Fall last 24hr:¬†10cm Snow Depth: 45cm Snow Conditions: Fresh Forecast: Snow showers above 500 M today, snow showers above 300 […]

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    Snow Report – Friday 17th August

    By   3 days ago

    Snow Report for Mount Mawson – Season Opening this Weekend Report Date: Friday 17th August Report Location: Off Mountain Resort Status: Open this Weekend Snow Play: Yes Road Status: Check status on 03 6288 1319 Snow Fall last 24hr:¬†10-15cm Snow Depth: 45cm Snow Conditions: Fresh Forecast: Snow showers above 900 M today. Notes: Finally we […]

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    Snow Report – Thursday 16th August

    By   4 days ago

    Snow Report for Mount Mawson Report Date: Thursday 16th August Report Location: Off Mountain Resort Status: On Standby Snow Play: Yes Road Status: Check status on 03 6288 1319 Snow Fall last 24hr:¬†10-15cm Snow Depth: 35 cm Snow Conditions: Fresh Forecast: Snow showers above 700 M today. Notes: The snow pack is about back to […]

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    Snow Report – Monday 13th August – typo correction

    By   1 week ago

    Snow Report for Mount Mawson – updated and corrected snow fall and snow depth Report Date: Monday 13th August Report Location: Off Mountain Resort Status: Closed Snow Play: Yes Road Status: Check status on 03 6288 1319 Snow Fall last 24hr:¬†5 cm Snow Depth: 35 cm Snow Conditions: Fresh Forecast: Snow showers above 1100 M […]

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    Snow Report – Monday 13th August

    By   1 week ago

    Snow Report for Mount Mawson Report Date: Monday 13th August Report Location: Off Mountain Resort Status: Closed Snow Play: Yes Road Status: Check status on 03 6288 1319 Snow Fall last 24hr:¬†5 cm Snow Depth: 35 cm Snow Conditions: Fresh Forecast: Snow showers above 1100 M today. Rain tomorrow. Notes: As hoped, the forecast for […]

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    Snow Report – Friday 10th August

    By   1 week ago

    Snow Report for Mount Mawson Report Date: Friday 10th August Report Location: Off Mountain Resort Status: Closed Snow Play: Yes Road Status: Check status on 03 6288 1319 Snow Fall last 24hr:¬†0 cm Snow Depth: 20 cm Snow Conditions: Snowing Forecast: Snowfall is forecast above 900 M today and it’s just started falling up there. […]

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    Snow Report – Tuesday 7th August

    By   2 weeks ago

    Snow Report for Mount Mawson Report Date: Tuesday 7th August Report Location: Off Mountain Resort Status: Closed Snow Play: Yes Road Status: Check status on 03 6288 1319 Snow Fall last 24hr:¬†2 cm Snow Depth: 32 cm Snow Conditions: Fresh / Snowing Forecast: Snowfall above 700 M today. Snow above 800 M tomorrow. Notes: Still […]

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      SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS View All →

      Web Cams Update

      By   2 months ago

      After the recent web site migration onto a new server and some subsequent problems with the web cam pics, mtmawson.info is now displaying the cam images correctly. So you should all be seeing up to date pics in your browsers – ready for the season to commence. If you’re still having any issues viewing up […]

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      Cam pics disruption

      By   3 months ago

      We’ve just moved our website onto a new server. Our apologies, but there may me a short disruption to the cam pic uploads over the next day or so.

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      April Working Bee – looks good for this weekend

      By   4 months ago

        The STSA Committee met last week to finalise the work program for the April working bee – to be held this weekend 28th and 29th April. As usual there is a long list of jobs to be completed, and the help of volunteers is greatly appreciated. The tasks can be grouped into three broad […]

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      More progress despite the weather

      By   5 months ago

      STSA volunteers headed up to Mt Mawson Ski Field on the weekend of 24-25 March to continue the task of getting the ski field ready for the coming Winter season. The forecast was for rain both days, and so work commenced on Friday evening with the slatting of one of the snow fences at the […]

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      Mt Mawson Working Bee this weekend

      By   5 months ago

      The next working bee for the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association at Mt Mawson Ski Field is on this weekend, with the majority of helpers planning to head up on Saturday 24th March. As the weather begins to close in there is still much to do to get the ski field ready for this winter season, […]

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      STSA Working Bee this Sunday

      By   6 months ago

      On Wednesday evening this week the STSA volunteer committee that run the Mt Mawson Ski Field met to discuss the work program for this Summer, and to hear an update on progress towards construction of the new day shelter and ski patrol facility at Mt Mawson. Expect to see some more action on site very […]

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      STSA Committee looks to 2018

      By   9 months ago

      Last night the STSA held its Annual General Meeting for 2017 and began plans for activities in 2018. The Committee looks very similar to last year (!) with the following office bearers elected: President:¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† […]

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      October Spring Skiing at Mt Mawson

      By   11 months ago

      Well its been an amazing season of skiing at Mt Mawson in the Mt Field National Park, Tasmania, and there is still enough snow to get a final fix of skiing and boarding this weekend. Make the most of it – because next winter is a long way off. Although we are now past the […]

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        SKI PATROL NEWS View All →

        So long, farewell

        By   10 months 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   12 months 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   1 year 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   1 year 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   2 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   3 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

        snowsafe web site logo

        By   3 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   3 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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          OTHER NEWS View All →

          SkiGia Pop Up Shop

          By   3 weeks 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   2 months ago

          With the demise of SkiGia in Hobart, I‚Äôm getting enquiries about snow chain hire in the south and I don‚Äôt 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   11 months 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   1 year 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   2 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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          2016 Tour of Tasmania

          By   2 years 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   2 years 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   2 years 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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            Mad About Mawson

            By   3 months 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   6 months 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   2 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   2 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   3 years ago

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

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            Mt Mawson Ski Season Opening Video

            person shoveling snow image

            By   3 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   3 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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