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Road is Still Closed

By   /  06/08/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

We’ve heard that things have slowed down with the road works. Likely opening won’t be until late Friday arvo. We’ll keep you updated if we hear anything.

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Road is Due to Open by Late Today

By   /  06/08/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

The access road to Mt Mawson from National Park, the Dobson Highway (honestly, after 20 years I still can’t say that without smirking!), is due to open late this afternoon. This from our contacts in DIER: Work on the Dobson Highway is underway. Numerous trees are down across the road, these are being cleared and […]

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New Snow Fencing is Working a Treat!

By   /  04/08/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

cam image tuesday morning

STSA president Peter Davis, expressed how pleased he is that the new snow fencing is working as planned. “The efforts of the STSA volunteers over the past two summers are certainly paying dividends!”. Peter researched the ins and outs of snow fencing extensively while designing the project. His many hours spent interpreting exotic US road authority […]

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Sunday on Mawson

By   /  03/08/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Jacques kindly sent us a report from yesterday on Mt Mawson: “Headed up to the top of mt Mawson yesterday, snowed solidly all day. Was able to ski down the jeep track and onto the road almost 2/3rds of the way down to the visitor centre. Great experience and the most snow I’ve seen in […]

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Snow forecast right through to Thursday

By   /  03/08/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Snow cam image

The snow pack is building nicely at Mt Mawson. This mornings web cam shots are looking impressive. It’s so exciting to finally see some decent cover up there and to have the prospect of running the tows this coming weekend! Snow falls are forecast right through to Thursday as of this mornings Mt Field BOM […]

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No Go this Weekend

By   /  31/07/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

image of autonomous snow measuring device

Mt Mawson Ski Club (the on roster club this weekend) has advised that the tows won’t be running this weekend (1st Aug) due to insufficient cover. Mawson deployed their high tech autonomous biological snow measuring device to the mountain and Fluffy has confirmed that there’s not quite enough snow yet! With snow falling through today and over the […]

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Close but….

By   /  10/07/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

image of close but no banana

No doubt you will have heard about the big cold outbreak approaching Australia at the moment. Unfortunately, it looks certain that the significant snowfall will be pushed north up to the Australian Alps, mostly missing Tasmania. Ah well, close but no banana…again! We just need one of these systems to be bang on Tas and […]

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Calling all budding videographers

By   /  07/07/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

logo for snow.tv

We’re launching Mt Mawson on Snow.tv Snow.tv is a Fairfax media initiative that is positioning itself to be “the youtube of snow” (their words). A worldwide roll out is taking place over the next few months we are told. ” (this is) a way of getting a bit of publicity for you on Australia’s biggest web […]

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Snow and Alpine Safety Resource

By   /  25/06/2015  /  SKI PATROL NEWS  /  No Comments

snowsafe web site logo

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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Nepal Earthquake Fundraiser Devonshire Tea

By   /  25/06/2015  /  OTHER NEWS  /  No Comments

nepal earthquake image

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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