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More fresh snow this week, but no banana!

By   /  18/07/2014  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

snowflake image

                    Oh our hopes were getting high… but no, there’s not quite enough snowfall to get the tows running this weekend. We are ever hopeful of course, well you just have to be in Tassie don’t you?   Hopefully this fall has set up a little base […]

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BOM Long Range Outlook

By   /  01/05/2014  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Wetter than average outlook for May to June period

The Bureau of Meteorology outlook indicates that a wetter than normal season is more likely for the southern two-thirds of WA and the far southeast of Australia (inc. Tas) for the May to July period. The Mt Field-Mt Mawson area has a 55-60% chance of exceeding the median rainfall for the May – July 2014 […]

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Proposed Alpine Visitors Centre

By   /  12/03/2014  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS, SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  1 Comment

image of Proposed Alpine Visitors Centre

The STSA has developed some ideas for a new Alpine Visitors Centre / Day Shelter at Mt Mawson to replace the old Sitzmark lodge which was condemned and then subsequently demolished in Summer 2013. The proposal has been presented to the key political parties and the Tourism Industry Council, in the hope that Government funding […]

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Snow Fence Working Bee

By   /  09/11/2013  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS, SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

Snow fences at Mt Mawson

STSA has purchased timber to erect some additional snow fences at Mt Mawson to improve snow retention, particularly on the lower part of the Mawson Run. The materials will be delivered to the mountain on Friday 22 November, ready for a working bee on Saturday 23rd November and Sunday 24th November. This is the first […]

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OPEN SUNDAY TOO!

By   /  14/09/2013  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Mawson tow will also open on Sunday. Good conditions today and they’re having a good ski/board!

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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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