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Mt Mawson rope re-spliced for new season

By   /  28/02/2016  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

It was a misty, atmospheric day at Mt Field National Park on Sunday 28th February, and once again a band of volunteers from the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association were on the mountain preparing Mt Mawson ski field for Winter 2016. Michael and Penny Wadsley from the Ski Club of Tasmania spent the day cleaning and […]

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Tourism facilities at Mt Mawson

By   /  26/02/2016  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

STSA President Peter Davis met with Premier and Minister for Tourism Will Hodgman MHA today to outline the case for improved visitor facilities in the Mt Field National Park. A key part of the discussion was the significant growth in visitor numbers to Mt Field (up to a new record of 162,000 visitors last calendar […]

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Working Bee Dates for 2016

By   /  25/02/2016  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

The STSA Committee met on Wednesday 24th February, and signed off on the work program to get the Mt Mawson Ski Field ready for Season 2016. After a big effort over the past couple of summers building new snow fences, installing new ropes and repairing the belt issue hut it was decided that this season […]

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New Shadecloth at Mt Mawson to aid revegetation

By   /  23/02/2016  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

It was a busy day at Mt Field National Park, with lots of interstate and international tourists out enjoying the 23 degree temperatures. STSA President Peter Davis joined Friends of Mt Field Convenor Peter Franklin, Friends of Mt Field Volunteers and three Parks rangers to roll out and pin down new shadecloth on the lower […]

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STSA Meeting on 24 February

By   /  15/02/2016  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

The next meeting of the STSA will be held on Wednesday 24th February at the Baptist Church Hall in Elizabeth Street. The agenda will include: . Working bee plans . 100th Anniversary Celebrations and STSA involvement . Alpine History Association Conference . Vacant position for secretary . Update on new Visitor Shelter facilities At the […]

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Next STSA Meeting is November 18th

By   /  21/10/2015  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

Tonight is the third Wednesday of the month, and the traditional meeting time for the STSA Committee. The committee have decided, however, to postpone this meeting, so that the next committee meeting will be held at 8 pm on Wednesday 18th November, at the Hobart Baptist Hall in Elizabeth Street, North Hobart. The November meeting […]

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Last Chance Sunday

By   /  19/09/2015  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

STSA Volunteers ran the Mawson tow today in sunny, warm and still conditions. There is still good skiing and boarding on the top half of the mountain. The MAWSON TOW WILL BE OPERATING TOMORROW (Sunday 20th September), so come on up to Mt Field National Park and enjoy the snow for what is likely to […]

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Sunshine and Icy-poles

By   /  14/09/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  1 Comment

A warm sunny weekend, and icypoles delivered by a generous member of the public, set the scene for a fun weekend of skiing, boarding and snow play at Mt Mawson on 12-13 September. While the temperature in Hobart reached a warm spring high of 24 C, lots of families made the trip up the Lake […]

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Spring skiing this weekend

By   /  12/09/2015  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

Its forecast to be 23C in Hobart this weekend, but why head to the beach when you can go snow skiing? (A uniquely Tasmanian choice!) The STSA volunteers are on the mountain and the Mawson Ski Tow is running. There is still a great snow cover & classic Tassie spring skiing!

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Triple Treat

By   /  30/08/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

It was a big weekend at Mt Mawson with all three ski tows operating on Sunday. After a further 30 cm of fresh snow fell on Friday night and Saturday, the weather cleared to a blue sky stunner on Sunday. The Lake Dobson Road was open and clear to the carpark, and there was a […]

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