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Temporary Parks Facilities Under Pressure

By   /  15/08/2016  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  4 Comments

Last weekend was a big one at the Mount Mawson Ski Field in Southern Tasmania. There was a good crowd of skiers and boarders keen to try out Tasmania’s retro rope tows – including interstate visitors who had flown in from Melbourne and Sydney especially for the Mawson experience. There were several school groups out […]

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Fresh snow for skiing this weekend

By   /  11/08/2016  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

After a good start to the season, the forecast is for more fresh snow for this weekend (13-14 August). That is good news for skiers and boarders, and the ski tows at Mount Mawson Ski Field will be operating from 10:00 am on both days. Note it is forecast to be windy, so rug up […]

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Mountain Seasons Slide Show

By   /  08/08/2016  /  OTHER NEWS  /  No Comments

For those that enjoy great images of the mountains, Grant Dixon, mountaineer and wilderness photographer is putting on a slide show this Thursday evening for the Tasmanian National Parks Association covering the Canadian Arctic, NZ Fiordland, Hokkaido and Tasmania. Details are as follows: 6:30 pm, Thursday 11th August 2016 Arts Lecture Theatre University of Tasmania, […]

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Great start to 2016 Ski Season at Mt Mawson

By   /  30/07/2016  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

The ski season in Southern Tasmania kicked off in style at the Mount Mawson Ski Field today. A keen crowd turned up to enjoy superb conditions – sunny, calm and clear. It was a very social day, as lots of STSA volunteers came up to lend a hand to help get the ski field operational. […]

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Come skiing this weekend – its ON!

By   /  28/07/2016  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

The Ski Season in Southern Tasmania kicks off this weekend 30-31 July at Mount Mawson Ski Field – so come on up and enjoy the snow. There is a good cover of fresh snow on the runs, with a bit more to come through on Friday. Volunteers from the Hobart Walking Club and The Alpine […]

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Winter Wonderland

By   /  23/07/2016  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

As snow falls to low levels around Southern Tasmania Mt Field National Park has been turned into a winter wonderland. A number of locals have ventured up the newly graded Lake Dobson Road to check it out, even though it might have been a good day to stay ensconced in front of the television! The […]

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STSA July Meeting

By   /  21/07/2016  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

The Southern Tasmanian Ski Association held its July meeting last night, with a focus on final preparations for the 2016 season. Indications are that the season could get underway either this weekend or next, with Wellington Outdoor and Ski Club rostered for this weekend (23-24 July), and the Hobart Walking Club/ Alpine Club of Tasmania […]

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Wash and Wear

By   /  21/07/2016  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

It has been a challenging few weeks for the Lake Dobson Tourist Road. The Tyenna River broke its banks on 15th July, and further up the road culverts filled with gravel, leading to overflows and substantial wash-aways. The road has been closed for the past couple of days, as a convoy of trucks delivered 400 […]

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STSA Winter Solstice Meeting

By   /  22/06/2016  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

The STSA held its Winter Solstice committee meeting in Hobart on a cold dark Hobart winter night whilst snow was falling at Mt Mawson. There were no red lights or swims, but nonetheless a clear focus on the joys of winter activity in Tasmania. Following the successful 100th Anniversary Celebration of Mt Field National Park […]

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Field Days – Australian Geographic feature

By   /  03/05/2016  /  YOUR PHOTOS  /  No Comments

The May-June issue of Australian Geographic features a wonderful article by Ian Connellan and Gail Maccallum showcasing the Mt Field National Park. Some of the great photos used in the article can be accessed here The article features members of the Mt Mawson Ski Club and the Mt Mawson Ski Patrol who were operating the […]

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