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More snow on the way – but a bit late for this weekend

By   3 months ago

This has been one of those classic Tasmanian winters where it seems to be nice and warm during the week (when you’re in the office!) and then packs in on the weekend. In addition the Bureau of Meteorology data confirms that while the Winter Season in Tasmania was wetter than normal, both maximum and minimum […]

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Season pause – Tows on hold this weekend

By   3 months ago

  The past couple of weeks have seen some great skiing and snowboarding at Mt Mawson Ski Field, with a solid base of good snow enabling both Mawson and Uni tows to operate. Volunteers from the Wellington Ski and Outdoor Club, and the Ski Club of Tasmania supported by the Mt Mawson Ski Patrol have […]

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Fun in the Sun

By   4 months ago

After some wintry weather over the past week it was great to have a sunny settled Saturday to allow visitors to enjoy the snow at Mt Field National Park today. Volunteers from Oldina Ski Club were on the mountain early to start the task of digging out the tow line in readiness for operations- with […]

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6 Days in the Life of a Ski Field

By   4 months ago

Impressive snow accumulation up on the hill folks! Here‚Äôs a little animation of cam pics commencing Wednesday 15th August – up until this afternoon Tuesday 21st August. Westerly to North Westerly winds have dominated over this period (blowing from the right hand side of the frame to the left). This has produced pronounced drifts running […]

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Its Snowtime!

By   4 months 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   4 months 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   4 months 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   5 months 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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    MOUNT MAWSON SNOW REPORT View All →

    Snow Report – Sunday 16th September

    By   3 months 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   3 months 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   3 months 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   3 months 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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    Snow Report – Friday 7th September

    By   3 months ago

    Snow Report for Mount Mawson – Season is Open Report Date:¬†Friday 7th 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:¬†60 cm Snow Conditions: Good cover Forecast: Snow to 900 M this evening Spring conditions, hopefully […]

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    Snow Report – Sunday 2nd September

    By   3 months ago

    Snow Report for Mount Mawson – Season is Open Report Date:¬†Sunday 2nd September Report Location: On Mountain Resort Status: Open this Weekend Snow Play: Yes Road Status: Check status on 03 6288 1319 Snow Fall last 24hr:¬†5 cm Snow Depth:¬†70 cm Snow Conditions: Good cover, fresh snow Forecast: Sunny periods interspersed with snow showers A […]

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    Snow Report – 1st September

    By   3 months ago

    Snow Report for Mount Mawson – Season is Open Report Date:¬†Saturday 1st 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:¬†dusting Snow Depth:¬†65 cm Snow Conditions: Good cover, snowing Forecast: Snow to 500 M today, snow showers to 700 […]

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    Snow Report – Friday 31st August

    By   3 months ago

    Snow Report for Mount Mawson – Season is Open Report Date:¬†Friday 31st 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:¬†0 cm Snow Depth:¬†65 cm Snow Conditions: Good cover, rain Forecast: Snow is forecast from the early hours of […]

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      SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS View All →

      A Big Year Planned for 2019

      By   1 week 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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      Web Cams Update

      By   6 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   7 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   8 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   9 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   9 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   10 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   1 year 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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        SKI PATROL NEWS View All →

        Great Job by Ski Patrol

        By   4 months 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   1 year 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   1 year 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   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 helping to shape the […]

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        ASPA Advanced Emergency Care Course

        By   2 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   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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          OTHER NEWS View All →

          Stocks With a History – Lost

          By   3 months ago

          Long time denizen of Mt Mawson, Nick Truchanas, has lost his favorite retro stocks. Loosing a pair of old stocks normally wouldn‚Äôt 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‚Äôs […]

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          SkiGia Pop Up Shop

          By   4 months 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   6 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   1 year 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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            YOUR PHOTOS View All →

            Photos from Weekend 8-9th September

            By   3 months ago

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

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            Photos from Weekend 1st -2nd September

            By   3 months 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 months ago

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

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            Mad About Mawson

            By   7 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   10 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   3 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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