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Working Bee for this Saturday postponed

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Parks have advised that the Mt Field National Park alpine areas are presently closed and will remain so at least until the middle of next week – depending of course on how the fire situation develops in the South West. Unfortunately this means that the STSA first working bee for 2019 which was scheduled for […]

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First 2019 working Bee planned for this Saturday

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

The first STSA working bee for 2019 has been scheduled for this Saturday 19th January, with plenty of external tasks to be tackled in preparation for the 2019 snow season. The working bee has been reduced from two days to one day, as with the bush fires burning in the South West World Heritage area […]

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The Fagus is early this year

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

It is great to see the continuing progress on completion of the new visitor facilities at Mt Mawson in the Mt Field National Park. Vos builders are continuing to work hard on completing the interior fit out, and this week observant web-cam watchers will have observed some brightly coloured sculptures appearing outside the building. These […]

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A Big Year Planned for 2019

By   /  December 2, 2018  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  2 Comments

  The Annual General Meeting of the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association was held on Wednesday evening, with the new committee elected ready for a big program of activity this Summer. The meetings have now shifted to the new venue of St Andrews Hall in Bathurst Street – thanks to Liz Koolhof for organising this excellent […]

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More snow on the way – but a bit late for this weekend

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

This has been one of those classic Tasmanian winters where it seems to be nice and warm during the week (when you’re in the office!) and then packs in on the weekend. In addition the Bureau of Meteorology data confirms that while the Winter Season in Tasmania was wetter than normal, both maximum and minimum […]

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Season pause – Tows on hold this weekend

By   /  September 13, 2018  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

  The past couple of weeks have seen some great skiing and snowboarding at Mt Mawson Ski Field, with a solid base of good snow enabling both Mawson and Uni tows to operate. Volunteers from the Wellington Ski and Outdoor Club, and the Ski Club of Tasmania supported by the Mt Mawson Ski Patrol have […]

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Fun in the Sun

By   /  August 25, 2018  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

After some wintry weather over the past week it was great to have a sunny settled Saturday to allow visitors to enjoy the snow at Mt Field National Park today. Volunteers from Oldina Ski Club were on the mountain early to start the task of digging out the tow line in readiness for operations- with […]

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Its Snowtime!

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

  The patience of Tasmanian skiers and boarders will be rewarded this weekend, as the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association has announced that the ski tows will be running at Mt Mawson Ski Field on both Saturday and Sunday (18th and 19th August 2018). It has been a somewhat frustrating season so far, as whilst there […]

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Getting Ready

By   /  July 15, 2018  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

  Good progress was made at Mt Mawson Ski Field during the week by Vos builders, with lining of the interior of the Ski Patrol Room well advanced. With the windows all in the building is attracting many favourable comments, even without its final colour and cladding. On the weekend another STSA Working Bee was […]

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Snowplay

By   /  July 11, 2018  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Its been a great week for snowplay up at Mt Mawson, and there has been a steady stream of school holidaymakers enjoying the snowfield all week. Last weekend’s snowstorm brought strong winds and a good dump of snow, and has been followed by fine settled conditions.       By Tuesday it was looking promising […]

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