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Last Hurrah?

By   /  22/09/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

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   /  18/09/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

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   /  16/09/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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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Creative Repurposing Award

By   /  13/09/2017  /  OTHER NEWS  /  No Comments

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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A Big Weekend

By   /  12/09/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  2 Comments

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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Avalanche Potential This Weekend

By   /  07/09/2017  /  SKI PATROL NEWS  /  No Comments

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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Snow, Snow and More Snow!

By   /  07/09/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

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   /  05/09/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  1 Comment

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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Cold Outbreak

By   /  31/08/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

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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Bus Service on Mt Mawson!

By   /  08/07/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  1 Comment

Derwent Valley Coaches have been trialling a weekend bus service from National Park to Lake Dobson. It runs several times a day and only costs $10 return. Desi is happy to take skis and boards, space permitting. Also just announced is a weekday service running this school holidays. For details and times, contact Mt Field […]

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