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Beat the Weather

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

The weather forecast for the weekend of 10-11 August was pretty severe, with strong winds, cold temperatures and snow falls to low levels predicted. We had also been reading about airline disruptions, and severe weather warnings in Victoria and New South Wales. However, none of this deterred a big crowd of hardy Tasmanians, who headed […]

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Snowy Day at Mt Mawson

By   /  August 10, 2019  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

It was a cold grey Saturday in Hobart, but an exciting winter wonderland up at Mt Field National Park. A number of visitors made their way up onto the mountain to enjoy the snow and the magnificent mountain scenery – we even met some tourists who had come all the way from Nepal! Members of […]

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Snow is coming, and tows will be running this weekend

By   /  August 9, 2019  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Patient skiers and snowboarders will be rewarded with snow forecast to fall to low levels in Southern Tasmania this weekend. After a good start to the season on 20 July there has only been limited snow to top up the good base, but that will all change this weekend with the Bureau forecasting snow to […]

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Tows at Mt Mawson running on Sunday too.

By   /  July 27, 2019  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

After a good days skiing today volunteers from the Hobart Walking Club and the Alpine Club of Southern Tasmania have advised that they will stay on the mountain to offer skiing to the Tasmanian public again tomorrow (Sunday 28 July). As you can see from the webcams there is still a reasonable base of packed […]

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Skiing is ON at Mt Mawson this weekend

By   /  July 26, 2019  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  1 Comment

After a brilliant start to the 2019 Ski Season last weekend, the snow has hung in enough for the ski tows to again be operating at Mt Mawson Ski Field this weekend. Whilst the snow has gone from Mt Wellington, there is still enough cover to allow a fun day on the slopes at Mt […]

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Great start to 2019 Ski Season at Mt Mawson

By   /  July 20, 2019  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

The 2019 ski season in Southern Tasmania kicked off in great style today with a big crowd enjoying mild sunny conditions and great snow at the Mt Mawson Ski Field. Ski tows were operating by 10:30 to welcome the crowd of winter enthusiasts who had walked up from Lake Dobson car park, which was filled […]

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Ski Season Opening 2019

By   /  July 18, 2019  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

After some excellent snow earlier this week conditions are looking good to get the 2019 ski season underway at Mt Mawson this weekend 20-21 July. The initial deep snow that caused a number of rescues in the Cradle Mt National Park was compressed and consolidated by some rain (very Tasmanian!) to form a good base, […]

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Night Vision

By   /  July 16, 2019  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Keen winter enthusiasts across Southern Tasmania have been watching the images from the Mt Mawson webcam with excitement this week, as a good Southerly flow dumped over half a metre of snow on the Mt Mawson Ski Field. A new initiative this year has been the introduction of infrared capability to enable us to view […]

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Belts Are In

By   /  May 19, 2019  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

Classic Tasmanian Autumn weather greeted the volunteers who travelled up to Mt Mawson on the weekend of 18-19 May to help out at the STSA May Working Bee. The new Day Shelter facility was a hive of activity as work continued to get everything ready for the coming snow season. Volunteers from the Mount Mawson […]

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Working Bee at Mt Mawson This Weekend

By   /  May 17, 2019  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

As the weather closes in, and the scent of Winter is in the air the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association is conducting a late season working bee this Saturday and Sunday (18th and 19th May) to try to finalise preparations for the Winter 2019 ski season before the snow arrives. Fortunately the weather forecast for this […]

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