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More snow on the way – but a bit late for this weekend

By   /  21/09/2018  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

This has been one of those classic Tasmanian winters where it seems to be nice and warm during the week (when you’re in the office!) and then packs in on the weekend. In addition the Bureau of Meteorology data confirms that while the Winter Season in Tasmania was wetter than normal, both maximum and minimum […]

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Season pause – Tows on hold this weekend

By   /  13/09/2018  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

  The past couple of weeks have seen some great skiing and snowboarding at Mt Mawson Ski Field, with a solid base of good snow enabling both Mawson and Uni tows to operate. Volunteers from the Wellington Ski and Outdoor Club, and the Ski Club of Tasmania supported by the Mt Mawson Ski Patrol have […]

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Fun in the Sun

By   /  25/08/2018  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

After some wintry weather over the past week it was great to have a sunny settled Saturday to allow visitors to enjoy the snow at Mt Field National Park today. Volunteers from Oldina Ski Club were on the mountain early to start the task of digging out the tow line in readiness for operations- with […]

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Its Snowtime!

By   /  16/08/2018  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

  The patience of Tasmanian skiers and boarders will be rewarded this weekend, as the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association has announced that the ski tows will be running at Mt Mawson Ski Field on both Saturday and Sunday (18th and 19th August 2018). It has been a somewhat frustrating season so far, as whilst there […]

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Getting Ready

By   /  15/07/2018  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

  Good progress was made at Mt Mawson Ski Field during the week by Vos builders, with lining of the interior of the Ski Patrol Room well advanced. With the windows all in the building is attracting many favourable comments, even without its final colour and cladding. On the weekend another STSA Working Bee was […]

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Snowplay

By   /  11/07/2018  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Its been a great week for snowplay up at Mt Mawson, and there has been a steady stream of school holidaymakers enjoying the snowfield all week. Last weekend’s snowstorm brought strong winds and a good dump of snow, and has been followed by fine settled conditions.       By Tuesday it was looking promising […]

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Getting Closer

By   /  28/06/2018  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  5 Comments

  There’s a real buzz in the air at Mt Field National Park as STSA Volunteers continue to prepare the ski field for season 2018, and Vos Builders push on with construction of the new Mt Mawson visitors day shelter and ski facilities.  A good dump of snow on the weekend of 16th June posed […]

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Mad About Mawson

By   /  18/05/2018  /  YOUR PHOTOS  /  No Comments

  The latest edition of Australia and New Zealand’s leading glossy snow sports magazine Snow Action has just hit the shelves, and as promised it features three great articles about skiing in Tasmania. The shots of skiing the Golden Stairs at Mt Mawson are spectacular (as good as Japan!) and the images and story about […]

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Mountain Men

By   /  17/05/2018  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

  The Mount Mawson Ski Field in Tasmania is pretty unique in Australia. It sits in a spectacular alpine environment, you have to walk to get to it, it has wonderful retro rope tows, and it is run entirely by volunteers. In many ways it is the volunteers who make it such a wonderful community […]

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Weekend Special

By   /  29/04/2018  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

It was like the Boxing Day sales at Mt Field National Park this weekend as visitors flocked to see the beautiful fagus display. Golden colours were spectacular around Lake Fenton, and up on the Tarn Shelf the fagus had turned a beautiful russet colour as it entered the final phase of its annual leaf shedding. […]

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