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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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Snow fence action this weekend

By   /  14/02/2017  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

The Southern Tasmanian Ski Association will be holding its third summer working bee for the Mt Mawson Ski Field this Sunday 19th February 2017. The plan is to put slats on the fence repaired last month, as well as to construct the new fence at the top of the ski run where wind damaged our […]

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A Spectacular Day at Mt Field

By   /  29/01/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Today was a bit of a scorcher in the Derwent Valley, and the tourists were bumper to bumper on the road. But up on the mountain it was nothing short of spectacular – warm, calm and an extraordinary deep blue sky. A perfect day for an STSA Working Bee at Mt Mawson! The day started […]

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Floral Display at Mt Mawson

By   /  25/01/2017  /  YOUR PHOTOS  /  No Comments

The contrast between winter and summer in the Tasmanian mountains is quite remarkable, and this season has been no exception. The alpine areas of the Mt Field National Park have been a garden of colour, with the Richea Scoparia in particular putting on a spectacular display. Peter Davis took these shots on the Mawson Alpine […]

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Preparing Mt Mawson for the new season

By   /  25/01/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Volunteers from the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association are continuing to work on improving and repairing ski infrastructure at the Mt Mawson Ski Field in preparation for another winter season. The first summer working bee was held on 20th November, with the focus being to dismantle and rebuild the Mawson Tow top three panel snow fence […]

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STSA Pre-Christmas Working Bee this Sunday

By   /  16/11/2016  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

The Southern Tasmanian Ski Association kicks off its Summer maintenance program with a pre-Christmas working bee this Sunday at Mt Mawson. Tow Convenor Ambrose Canning advises that the focus for this working bee will be on repairing the snow fence at the top of the Mawson run that was damaged in strong winds at the […]

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Come Skiing this Weekend

By   /  25/08/2016  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

Spring is almost here, so where can you go snow skiing and boarding an hour and a half from Hobart? – Mt Mawson of course! It has not been a huge season like last year, but there is still good ski-able snow on the Mawson run at the Mt Field National Park, and STSA volunteers […]

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Good Start to Season, with more to come

By   /  18/08/2016  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

The STSA held its August meeting last night, and has confirmed that the ski tows will again be running at Mt Mawson this weekend 20-21 August. Whilst the webcams show some loss of snow with the warm weather during the week, there is once again fresh snow forecast from Friday onwards which should provide some […]

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