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Belts Are In

By   /  May 19, 2019  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

Classic Tasmanian Autumn weather greeted the volunteers who travelled up to Mt Mawson on the weekend of 18-19 May to help out at the STSA May Working Bee. The new Day Shelter facility was a hive of activity as work continued to get everything ready for the coming snow season. Volunteers from the Mount Mawson […]

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Working Bee at Mt Mawson This Weekend

By   /  May 17, 2019  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

As the weather closes in, and the scent of Winter is in the air the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association is conducting a late season working bee this Saturday and Sunday (18th and 19th May) to try to finalise preparations for the Winter 2019 ski season before the snow arrives. Fortunately the weather forecast for this […]

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Gas Fitter Wanted

By   /  May 16, 2019  /  OTHER NEWS  /  No Comments

As part of fitting out the new Mt Mawson Day shelter for the coming season STSA wishes to install two small gas heaters, and a gas hob to enable to volunteers operating the ticket office to be warm and able to prepare hot drinks. The gas lines have been installed by Parks, but we need […]

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Mt Mawson Ski Patrollers – Help set up the new First Aid Room

By   /  May 16, 2019  /  SKI PATROL NEWS  /  No Comments

The Mount Mawson Ski Patrol fill an essential role to allow skiing and boarding to occur at the Mt Mawson Ski Field in the Mt Field National Park. All patrollers are highly qualified, and complete Australian Ski Patrol Association training to become certified to provide first aid in the challenging mountain environment. The Ski Patrol […]

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We have a rope!

By   /  April 14, 2019  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

The Mt Mawson Ski Field and the new Mt Mawson Day Shelter was a buzz of activity on Saturday as the STSA volunteers tackled a number of important jobs to get the ski field ready for the approaching winter season. It was a superb weekend weatherwise, and lots of visitors were heading out to the […]

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STSA Working Bee this weekend – volunteers needed!

By   /  April 11, 2019  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

STSA is running a working bee at the Mt Mawson Ski Field this weekend, and has put out the call for volunteers to come and assist with a number of key tasks needed to get the ski field ready for the coming winter season. The most critical task is splicing and running a brand new […]

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It’s OPEN!

By   /  March 29, 2019  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  1 Comment

It was an historic day in the history of the Mt Mawson Ski Field at Mt Field National Park yesterday, when the Premier of Tasmania, The Honourable Will Hodgman MHA formally declared open the new Mt Mawson Day Shelter.It was a stunning day on the mountain with clear blue skies, little wind, and small pockets […]

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Nailed it!

By   /  March 17, 2019  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

The sound of hammers was ringing out at Mt Mawson Ski Field on Saturday 16th March, as a small band of hardworking STSA volunteers worked on completing a couple of key snow fences ready for the ski season. The presence of fires to the West of Mt Field National Park meant that the Park remains […]

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March Working Bee on this Saturday

By   /  March 14, 2019  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

Last night the Committee of the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association met to plan arrangements for forthcoming working bees at Mt Mawson Ski Field – there is plenty to be done in preparation for this Winter! At present the Mt Field National Park is still closed for overnight stays and so the plan is to run […]

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STSA March Meeting to include rope splicing tutorial

By   /  March 12, 2019  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

The STSA’s normal monthly committee meeting will be held tomorrow evening (Wednesday 13th March), and will include a practical demonstration of end-to-end splicing of a section of tow rope. It would be good if each ski club had at least two representatives present, so that there is good transfer of knowledge (and because we know […]

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