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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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ASPA Advanced Emergency Care Course

By   /  16/03/2017  /  SKI PATROL NEWS  /  No Comments

The Australian Ski Patrol Association will be conducting its Advanced Emergency Care Course for ski patrollers in Tasmania this year. The course will be held over two weekends: 13-14 May in Launceston, and 20-21 May in Hobart. The course is essential for maintaining skilled ski patrollers for the Mt Mawson and Ben Lomond Ski Fields, […]

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STSA’s fourth working bee for this Summer is on Sunday

By   /  16/03/2017  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

STSA volunteers have been busy over the summer preparing the Mt Mawson Ski Field for the coming ski season, with a principal focus on repairing and optimising snow fences to capture any snow that falls. This weekend, on Sunday 19th March, STSA will be conducting its fourth working bee for the 2016/17 summer, with the […]

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Good Job!

By   /  19/02/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  2 Comments

We all have those days when you never seem to get as much done as you had hoped. And then just, occasionally, you have one where you exceed all expectations and have a really good day. Well Sunday 19th February 2017 was just such a day, when an enthusiastic band of STSA volunteers arrived at […]

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