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Big weekend coming up at Mt Mawson Ski Field

By   /  17/08/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  3 Comments

After the traffic frustrations of last week, things are looking up for a great weekend of skiing and boarding at Mt Mawson Ski Field. Fresh snow is falling at Mt Mawson already, and is forecast to continue right through into the weekend (see http://www.bom.gov.au/tas/forecasts/mount-field.shtml) There is even a nice high pressure zone approaching, which should […]

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Mt Mawson versus Dobson Rd

By   /  14/08/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  2 Comments

After a number of near starts, there was enough snow for the 2017 ski season to get underway at Mt Mawson on Sunday 13th August. STSA volunteers led by Rudy Kloser from the Mt Mawson Ski Club headed up to the mountain on Saturday to tackle the big job of digging out the tow, and […]

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Mt Mawson Tows Operating Sunday 13th August 2017

By   /  12/08/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

After a number of weekends where we have had reasonable snow cover at Mt Mawson,  but not quite enough to run the tows safely it looks like we will be finally able to get the skiing season underway in Southern Tasmania tomorrow, Sunday 13th August. Volunteers from the Mt Mawson Ski Club and the Mt […]

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It’s Close!

By   /  29/06/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

The snowfalls and cold weather across Tasmania the past week have seen enthusiastic skiers and boarders watching the Mt Mawson web cams with great interest – and there is no doubt that we now have the beginnings of an excellent base for 2017. The ski field at Mt Mawson is run entirely by volunteers from […]

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Side by Side

By   /  18/06/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  2 Comments

The first signs of progress towards the long awaited Public Day Shelter at Mt Mawson Ski Field have appeared with the appearance of a builder’s shed on the site, and the relocation of the temporary day shelter and ski patrol shipping containers to make way for the new building. STSA volunteers have been working hard […]

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Successful Test Run of Tows

By   /  28/05/2017  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

Pre-season preparation for the ski season at Mt Mawson Ski Field continued today (Sunday 28 May 2017), with 15 volunteers from the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association spending the day on the mountain doing a wide range of tasks to ready the ski field for operation. The forecast was for snow to 800 metres, but other […]

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STSA Working Bee Update

By   /  20/04/2017  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

The Southern Tasmanian Ski Association has conducted a number of major working bees over this summer to ensure that the Mt Mawson Ski Field is in excellent condition for the arrival of snow this winter. The final scheduled working bee is scheduled for this Sunday 23rd April, but it has been decided to change the focus […]

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Get ready for the fagus

By   /  20/04/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

We are nearing that special time of year where the beautiful Autumn days shorten towards winter, and around Anzac Day Tasmania’s  deciduous beech Nothofagus gunnii reaches its full golden display. Hundreds of visitors head to the Mt Field National Park to try to capture spectacular images of fagus against the backdrop of mountains and lakes, but […]

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Tenders Called for Mt Mawson Public Shelter

By   /  31/03/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  1 Comment

  The Southern Tasmanian Ski Association has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage, the Hon. Matthew Groom MHA, that tenders have been called for the construction of a new public shelter at Mount Mawson within the Mount Field National Park. “This is an exciting development, and one that the Southern Tasmanian […]

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Summer snow fence program completed

By   /  20/03/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

STSA’s fourth major working bee for this summer was completed on Sunday 19th March. It was 34 degrees in the Derwent Valley, but a perfect blue sky day and a comfortable 20 degrees or so up at the Mt Mawson Ski field. The day started with Stephen Webber using his Subaru to tow a trailer […]

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