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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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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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