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We have a rope!

By   6 days ago

The Mt Mawson Ski Field and the new Mt Mawson Day Shelter was a buzz of activity on Saturday as the STSA volunteers tackled a number of important jobs to get the ski field ready for the approaching winter season. It was a superb weekend weatherwise, and lots of visitors were heading out to the […]

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It’s OPEN!

By   3 weeks ago

It was an historic day in the history of the Mt Mawson Ski Field at Mt Field National Park yesterday, when the Premier of Tasmania, The Honourable Will Hodgman MHA formally declared open the new Mt Mawson Day Shelter.It was a stunning day on the mountain with clear blue skies, little wind, and small pockets […]

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The Big Reveal

By   2 months ago

STSA and Friends of Mt Field turned out a football team of 21 volunteers for the big reveal of the new turf on Mawson Ski Run on Saturday. The grass was sown three years ago with seed collected from alpine grass species specifically for the purpose, and covered with shade cloth to enhance growing conditions […]

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We’re on! – Working Bee this Saturday

By   2 months ago

The past few weeks have been a difficult time for PWS and Fire Service Officers battling the bushfires in the South West World heritage area, and it has been necessary to keep the alpine area of Mt Field National Park closed for a number of weeks as a safety precaution. As a result STSA’s last […]

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Working Bee for this Saturday postponed

By   3 months ago

Parks have advised that the Mt Field National Park alpine areas are presently closed and will remain so at least until the middle of next week – depending of course on how the fire situation develops in the South West. Unfortunately this means that the STSA first working bee for 2019 which was scheduled for […]

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First 2019 working Bee planned for this Saturday

By   3 months ago

The first STSA working bee for 2019 has been scheduled for this Saturday 19th January, with plenty of external tasks to be tackled in preparation for the 2019 snow season. The working bee has been reduced from two days to one day, as with the bush fires burning in the South West World Heritage area […]

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The Fagus is early this year

By   4 months ago

It is great to see the continuing progress on completion of the new visitor facilities at Mt Mawson in the Mt Field National Park. Vos builders are continuing to work hard on completing the interior fit out, and this week observant web-cam watchers will have observed some brightly coloured sculptures appearing outside the building. These […]

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

By   7 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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    MOUNT MAWSON SNOW REPORT View All →

    Snow Report – Sunday 16th September

    By   7 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   7 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   7 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   7 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   8 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   8 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   8 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   8 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 →

      STSA Working Bee this weekend – volunteers needed!

      By   1 week ago

      STSA is running a working bee at the Mt Mawson Ski Field this weekend, and has put out the call for volunteers to come and assist with a number of key tasks needed to get the ski field ready for the coming winter season. The most critical task is splicing and running a brand new […]

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      Nailed it!

      By   1 month ago

      The sound of hammers was ringing out at Mt Mawson Ski Field on Saturday 16th March, as a small band of hardworking STSA volunteers worked on completing a couple of key snow fences ready for the ski season. The presence of fires to the West of Mt Field National Park meant that the Park remains […]

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      March Working Bee on this Saturday

      By   1 month ago

      Last night the Committee of the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association met to plan arrangements for forthcoming working bees at Mt Mawson Ski Field – there is plenty to be done in preparation for this Winter! At present the Mt Field National Park is still closed for overnight stays and so the plan is to run […]

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      STSA March Meeting to include rope splicing tutorial

      By   1 month ago

      The STSA’s normal monthly committee meeting will be held tomorrow evening (Wednesday 13th March), and will include a practical demonstration of end-to-end splicing of a section of tow rope. It would be good if each ski club had at least two representatives present, so that there is good transfer of knowledge (and because we know […]

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      A Big Year Planned for 2019

      By   5 months 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   10 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   11 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   12 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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        SKI PATROL NEWS View All →

        Great Job by Ski Patrol

        By   8 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   2 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   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   4 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   4 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   7 months 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   9 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   10 months ago

          With the demise of SkiGia in Hobart, I’m getting enquiries about snow chain hire in the south and I don’t 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   2 years 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   2 years 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   3 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   3 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   7 months 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   8 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   8 months ago

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

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            Mad About Mawson

            By   11 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   1 year 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   4 years ago

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

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