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Summer working bee postponed a week due to snow!

By   /  December 6, 2019  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Last week we wrote “Now that the snow has melted it is time to turn our attention to the list of tasks needed to get the Mt Mawson Ski Field ready for the next winter ski season. ” Well that was a bit premature wasn’t it? While large parts of NSW and Qld are affected by […]

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First summer working bee on December 8th

By   /  November 27, 2019  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  2 Comments

Now that the snow has melted it is time to turn our attention to the list of tasks needed to get the Mt Mawson Ski Field ready for the next winter ski season. The STSA Committee have agreed to hold a pre-Christmas working bee on Sunday 8th December 2019, and encourage volunteers to come along […]

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STSA Committee set for 2020

By   /  November 27, 2019  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

There was snow on the ground again at Mt Mawson last week, when the volunteer committee members from the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association held the STSA Annual General Meeting at the Scots Church Museum in Hobart. The aim was to elect a new committee to manage the ski field for the coming year, as well […]

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Native Plants for Mt Mawson

By   /  November 5, 2019  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Friends of Mt Field are once again being busy helping establish the new public day shelter and environs at Mt Mawson. They did an excellent job helping Parks with the shade cloth put on the Mawson run to assist with grassy revegetation, and are now planning to work with Parks to plant local plants around […]

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Mt Mawson Tows on hold this weekend

By   /  September 12, 2019  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

A bit like Incy Wincy spider, last night’s rain has just about washed the snow out. There is still a reasonable cover of spring snow allowing snow play at Mt Mawson, and with a warm sunny weekend forecast it will be delightful in the mountains. It is still possible to pick a track to ski […]

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Is it dark at Mt Mawson?

By   /  September 6, 2019  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

The observant viewer of the web cam images may have noticed that it seems a little darker at Mt Mawson this week. Its actually not, but our webcam guru Ian Stewart has been working some behind-the-scenes magic with the webcams that help us to see what is going on at the ski field. One of […]

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Escape the rain – go skiing at Mt Mawson!

By   /  September 6, 2019  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

The weather forecast for this weekend is a bit challenging, particularly for the East and South East, with significant rain forecast for Hobart and surrounding areas. However both the Bureau and Snowforecast.com are forecasting snow at the Mt Mawson Ski Field tonight and into tomorrow, with relatively light winds until it becomes colder on Sunday. […]

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Spring into Action

By   /  August 30, 2019  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Tomorrow is the first day of Spring, and conditions are looking great for another weekend of skiing and boarding at Mt Mawson Ski Field in the Mt Field National Park. Tow managers Craig Larsson and Tim Metcalfe from the Alpine Club of Southern Tasmania and the Hobart Walking Club have been up on the mountain […]

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Watch found

By   /  August 25, 2019  /  OTHER NEWS  /  No Comments

Volunteers from the STSA running the ski tows at Mt Mawson on Sunday have found a very nice Nixon watch. If this is yours, let us know and we will make arrangements to reunite you with your missing timepiece.

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Mt Mawson turns it on

By   /  August 25, 2019  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Hobart recorded a wet Saturday evening, but fortunately the rain did not come to Mt Field. It was a very cold and windy night, with a few centimetres of new snow followed by a very cold morning. This created excellent dry snow conditions on a great base, perfect for a big crowd of winter enthusiasts […]

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