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It’s on! Mawson is running this Weekend

By   /  13/09/2013  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

With average to good snow cover across the ski field after the latest cold blast, the good volunteers of the STSA are going to run the Mawson Tow this weekend. Uni may run depending on cover / demand. As you can see by the web cam image, there will be the odd bush and rock […]

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Another Successful Tow Duty Weekend

By   /  01/09/2013  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

image of Oldina Ski Club members

Some of the Oldina Ski Club crew departing on Sunday after another good weekend at Mt Mawson. The club had a good fun weekend with some decent skiing despite the warm weather and dwindling cover. Note the T-shirts, Lake Dobson car park!

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Last dance…..last chance?

By   /  30/08/2013  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

We intend to run the tow tomorrow (Saturday). This could be our last chance for a ski given the deteriorating conditions. So come on up and have a spring ski! We’ll assess conditions at the end of Saturday and decide if we’re able to run again on Sunday, at this stage it doesn’t look promising […]

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Avalanche warning

By   /  26/08/2013  /  SKI PATROL NEWS  /  No Comments

image of the Overview of the Mount Mawson cornice

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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STSA Meeting Tonight – Wed. 21.8.13

By   /  21/08/2013  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

The Southern Tasmanian Ski Association is having a committee meeting tonight. All welcome! 8pm, Baptist Church Hall, 284 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart.

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Slope Work

By   /  08/05/2013  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS, SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  2 Comments

image of Slope work under way

Report from our roving President, Peter Davis: Work is underway to improve the lower section of the Mt Mawson ski tow. The work is being undertaken for PWS by the same excavator driver who so skillfully removed Sitzmark Lodge earlier this year. The work involves the removal of the two piles of rock and spoil […]

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THE GREAT ANNUAL SKI SWAP

By   /  03/05/2013  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

image of Teddy bear on ski's

Talaria Ski Club (Ben Lomond) will be holding it’s annual ski swap on Sunday the 9th June at Site 2 – Waterworks Reserve starting at 11am.  We usually take a couple of snags to throw on the BBQ but that is of course an optional extra 😉     If you haven’t been to one […]

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Summit Cam

By   /  01/05/2013  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

Ian has put in an extraordinary amount of time and effort to get the new Summit Cam installed and operational. A big thanks from everyone Ian! The cam provides us with a great view across the mawson plateau to the Rodway Range.   As many of you know, the conditions have to be just right […]

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Windy and Wild Anzac day Weekend

By   /  30/04/2013  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

platypus image

Yes it was a windy and wild Anzac day weekend up at Mt Mawson. I was surprised at the number of visitors around despite the inclement conditions. We had driving rain, high winds and low temperatures up on top and then we finished up with snow showers on Sunday – you know, a typical weekend […]

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Looking good, but it’s a “No” call for Saturday

By   /  10/08/2012  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

snow image

Snowfall yesterday has improved the cover considerably on mountain. Unfortunately the Tow Manager for this weekend has decided that it’s still too marginal to run safely tomorrow. We hope to have someone on the mountain to inspect the cover properly on Saturday, so this assessment may change.

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