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Fagus Festival a Huge Success

Fagus (deciduous beech) providing a golden backdrop to the weekend

By   1 month ago

The 100th Anniversary of Mt Field National Park was celebrated over the Anzac Day weekend with a huge turn out of visitors and locals. The fagus was in its full Autumn colours, and the weather was calm, warm and sunny – absolutely beautiful. Thousands of visitors turned out to enjoy the Park, and the entertainment […]

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Happy 100th Birthday Mt Field National Park

STSA display at Mt Field Centenary weekend, April 2016

By   1 month ago

It is now exactly 100 years since Mt Field was declared Tasmania’s first National Park in 1916 (along with Freycinet). The Mt Mawson Ski Field has been operating for 50 of those years, with skiing being part of activities at Mt Field for more than 90 years. This weekend the STSA volunteers have mounted a […]

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Tourism facilities at Mt Mawson

Current Visitor Facilities at Mt Field National Park

By   3 months ago

STSA President Peter Davis met with Premier and Minister for Tourism Will Hodgman MHA today to outline the case for improved visitor facilities in the Mt Field National Park. A key part of the discussion was the significant growth in visitor numbers to Mt Field (up to a new record of 162,000 visitors last calendar […]

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New Shadecloth at Mt Mawson to aid revegetation

The Mt Mawson ski slope with shadecloth protection installed to aid revegetation.

By   3 months ago

It was a busy day at Mt Field National Park, with lots of interstate and international tourists out enjoying the 23 degree temperatures. STSA President Peter Davis joined Friends of Mt Field Convenor Peter Franklin, Friends of Mt Field Volunteers and three Parks rangers to roll out and pin down new shadecloth on the lower […]

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Sunshine and Icy-poles

A spectacular day - Mt Mawson Golden Stairs

By   9 months ago

A warm sunny weekend, and icypoles delivered by a generous member of the public, set the scene for a fun weekend of skiing, boarding and snow play at Mt Mawson on 12-13 September. While the temperature in Hobart reached a warm spring high of 24 C, lots of families made the trip up the Lake […]

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Triple Treat

Traverse toward Rodway range and the Rodway tow

By   9 months ago

It was a big weekend at Mt Mawson with all three ski tows operating on Sunday. After a further 30 cm of fresh snow fell on Friday night and Saturday, the weather cleared to a blue sky stunner on Sunday. The Lake Dobson Road was open and clear to the carpark, and there was a […]

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A Mountain Transformed… Again!

Snow image

By   9 months ago

30cm of snowfall since the last report and the mountain is again transformed. Get up here if you can, it’ll be worth it! As of 10am the road repot states; open to 4 wheel drives only and explicitly not to SUV or 2 wheel drives with chains. Road will be cleared later today. call the […]

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Great cover continues for Season 2015

Beautiful snow conditions on the Mawson run, Aug 23, 2015

By   9 months ago

It was another great weekend of skiing and boarding at Mt Mawson this weekend, with excellent snow cover and both Uni and Mawson tows operating on both days. Saturday was a bit cloudy and drizzly, but on Sunday the temperatures dropped, the sun peeked through and the snow conditions were excellent. We even had a […]

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    Field Days – Australian Geographic feature

    The Mt Mawson Ski Patrol - as featured in Australian Geographic April-May 2016

    By   4 weeks 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   10 months 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

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    By   10 months 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 →

      Happy 100th Birthday Mt Field National Park

      STSA display at Mt Field Centenary weekend, April 2016

      By   1 month ago

      It is now exactly 100 years since Mt Field was declared Tasmania’s first National Park in 1916 (along with Freycinet). The Mt Mawson Ski Field has been operating for 50 of those years, with skiing being part of activities at Mt Field for more than 90 years. This weekend the STSA volunteers have mounted a […]

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      Fagus Festival and Centenary Celebrations

      By   2 months ago

      STSA will be participating in the Fagus Festival on 23-24 April 2016 to mark 100 years since the establishment of the Mt Field National Park. Stella Rodriguez from Parks has done a great job in bringing together a range of organisations to provide displays, music, food and activities. STSA and the Alpine Snowsports History Association […]

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      Volunteers in action

      Kay Sigrist, Andrew Briggs, Stephen Webber and Elise Sigrist get into the swing of cleaning up the belt issue hut.

      By   2 months ago

      The 19th and 20th of March seemed to be a big weekend for working bees at Mt Mawson, as lots of volunteers worked to get the ski fields, the National Park and the huts looking great for the 100th Anniversary celebrations of Mt Field National Park (or maybe it was just a great weekend to […]

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      Mt Mawson rope re-spliced for new season

      Karen Davis and Ambrose Canning tackle the splicing task

      By   3 months ago

      It was a misty, atmospheric day at Mt Field National Park on Sunday 28th February, and once again a band of volunteers from the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association were on the mountain preparing Mt Mawson ski field for Winter 2016. Michael and Penny Wadsley from the Ski Club of Tasmania spent the day cleaning and […]

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      Working Bee Dates for 2016

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      By   3 months ago

      The STSA Committee met on Wednesday 24th February, and signed off on the work program to get the Mt Mawson Ski Field ready for Season 2016. After a big effort over the past couple of summers building new snow fences, installing new ropes and repairing the belt issue hut it was decided that this season […]

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      STSA Meeting on 24 February

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      By   4 months ago

      The next meeting of the STSA will be held on Wednesday 24th February at the Baptist Church Hall in Elizabeth Street. The agenda will include: . Working bee plans . 100th Anniversary Celebrations and STSA involvement . Alpine History Association Conference . Vacant position for secretary . Update on new Visitor Shelter facilities At the […]

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      Next STSA Meeting is November 18th

      Ski Meeting

      By   7 months ago

      Tonight is the third Wednesday of the month, and the traditional meeting time for the STSA Committee. The committee have decided, however, to postpone this meeting, so that the next committee meeting will be held at 8 pm on Wednesday 18th November, at the Hobart Baptist Hall in Elizabeth Street, North Hobart. The November meeting […]

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      Last Chance Sunday

      By   9 months ago

      STSA Volunteers ran the Mawson tow today in sunny, warm and still conditions. There is still good skiing and boarding on the top half of the mountain. The MAWSON TOW WILL BE OPERATING TOMORROW (Sunday 20th September), so come on up to Mt Field National Park and enjoy the snow for what is likely to […]

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        SKI PATROL NEWS View All →

        Great Seeing You Out the Back – Timely Warning on Hazards

        image of the danger area

        By   9 months 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   11 months 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

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        By   1 year 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

        Ski Patrol - a great way to contribute

        By   1 year 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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        Ski Patrol Training

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        By   1 year ago

        The Australian Ski Patrol Association is the recognised peak body for ski patroller training in Australia, and will be conducting its Advanced Emergency Care course in Tasmania in March 2015. The  course is specifically designed for ski patrollers and seeks to develop strong knowledge and skills, focused on the management of a wide range of possible first […]

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        Avalanche warning

        image of the Overview of the Mount Mawson cornice

        By   3 years ago

        The eastern side of the Golden Stairs has formed a significant cornice. One portion has broken away and caused a slide. As well as the obvious danger area on the left side of the picture and the actual slide area, the section back towards the Mawson tow (right side), at the edge of Gollum’s Gully, […]

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          Standing up for the snow

          The Uni snow fence looking much more respectable - four hours later!

          By   1 month 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

          Ski History

          By   2 months 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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          Nepal Earthquake Fundraiser Devonshire Tea

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          By   11 months ago

          Sunday 28th June – 10am Nepal Earthquake Fundraiser Flyer “The scones will be world class and the cause is very important. Jack Williamson, who lives at Graham Green’s place, has worked closely with the villagers of this valley for many years. I financially support the community. Please come! And let your friends and networks know”. […]

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          Wild Island Get Together

          By   12 months ago

          Are you a CHIONOPHILE? ( a person who loves cold weather, snow). We at STSA certainly are, and so we are very pleased to see that our friends at Wild Island Gallery are putting on an evening social event to celebrate all things snow, next Wednesday 24th June at 6:30 pm. The evening will be […]

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          TOOLSS

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          By   12 months ago

          This may be of interest to our readers (note: charity amended 11.6.15): Tassie’s Own Outdoor Leisure Super Show 16-18th October 2015 Fiona Kelly of TOOLSS is looking for interested parties to participate in this years upcoming show. “Tassie has such an enormous multitude of leisure pursuits to choose from, many of which the general public […]

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