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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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Snow person reappears

By   /  05/08/2012  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

snowman image

Hooray! the snow person has reappeared. It’s good omen for Mount Mawson, but we still need one big dump to get us rolling. Forecast for the rest of Sunday Cloudy. Showers and the chance of thunderstorms. Snowfalls developing to 400 metres. Winds westerly 50 to 70 km/h. Monday 6 August Cloudy. Scattered showers with possible […]

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Chance of snowfall this weekend

By   /  26/07/2012  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

The B.O.M. is forecasting snowfall from Friday through to Sunday this weekend. Looking further ahead, there is a projected fall of snow on the mainland resorts commencing around Saturday 4th August. Whether that makes it to us or not is unknown at this point, but keep an eye on the reports next week and your […]

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Busy Bee Volunteers

By   /  19/07/2012  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

Volunteers from the clubs have been busy over the Summer/Autumn period. Among the tasks that have been completed are: Uni Tow rope replaced, tow motor serviced and tow rope counterweight replaced Repairs to Uni Snow fence Emergency top stop button on Mawson Tow has been replaced New starter motor and batteries for Mawson Tow Greasing […]

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