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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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Standing up for the snow

By   /  26/04/2016  /  OTHER NEWS  /  No Comments

At Mt Mawson Ski Field we use snow fences to break the wind and capture the snow on the ski runs, so ensuring we maximise the opportunities for the enjoyment of downhill skiing and boarding when the snow does arrive. The trouble is the fences only work if they are standing up, and so on […]

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Fagus Festival a Huge Success

By   /  26/04/2016  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

The 100th Anniversary of Mt Field National Park was celebrated over the Anzac Day weekend with a huge turn out of visitors and locals. The fagus was in its full Autumn colours, and the weather was calm, warm and sunny – absolutely beautiful. Thousands of visitors turned out to enjoy the Park, and the entertainment […]

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Happy 100th Birthday Mt Field National Park

By   /  23/04/2016  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS, SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

It is now exactly 100 years since Mt Field was declared Tasmania’s first National Park in 1916 (along with Freycinet). The Mt Mawson Ski Field has been operating for 50 of those years, with skiing being part of activities at Mt Field for more than 90 years. This weekend the STSA volunteers have mounted a […]

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Fagus Festival and Centenary Celebrations

By   /  14/04/2016  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

STSA will be participating in the Fagus Festival on 23-24 April 2016 to mark 100 years since the establishment of the Mt Field National Park. Stella Rodriguez from Parks has done a great job in bringing together a range of organisations to provide displays, music, food and activities. STSA and the Alpine Snowsports History Association […]

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Centenary of Tasmanian Parks

By   /  01/04/2016  /  OTHER NEWS  /  No Comments

This year marks 100 years since the Mt Field National Park was formed, and 90 years since the Ski Club of Tasmania commenced skiing at the Twilight Tarn Hut. The STSA is still going strong, more than 50 years after the first downhill ski tows were installed at Mt Mawson Ski Field. There are a […]

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Volunteers in action

By   /  21/03/2016  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

The 19th and 20th of March seemed to be a big weekend for working bees at Mt Mawson, as lots of volunteers worked to get the ski fields, the National Park and the huts looking great for the 100th Anniversary celebrations of Mt Field National Park (or maybe it was just a great weekend to […]

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