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Creative Repurposing Award

By   /  September 13, 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   /  September 12, 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   /  September 7, 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   /  September 7, 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   /  September 5, 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   /  August 31, 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   /  July 8, 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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Lost Ring – UPDATE, It’s found!

By   /  July 8, 2017  /  OTHER NEWS  /  No Comments

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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Registrations for the 2017 MSC Southern Hemisphere Alpine Conference are now open!

By   /  May 3, 2017  /  SKI PATROL NEWS  /  No Comments

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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Southern Hemisphere Alpine Conference 17+18 June 2017

By   /  February 17, 2017  /  OTHER NEWS, SKI PATROL NEWS  /  No Comments

        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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