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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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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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