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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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Great cover continues for Season 2015

By   /  23/08/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

It was another great weekend of skiing and boarding at Mt Mawson this weekend, with excellent snow cover and both Uni and Mawson tows operating on both days. Saturday was a bit cloudy and drizzly, but on Sunday the temperatures dropped, the sun peeked through and the snow conditions were excellent. We even had a […]

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Mt Mawson Ski Field Operating This Weekend

By   /  21/08/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

STSA Volunteers from the Wellington Outdoor and Ski Club have headed to Mt Mawson to operate the tows this weekend (22-23 August). There is still excellent cover on the slopes, with only slight impact from some light rain on Friday. Temperatures are forecast to drop again, with a top-up of light snow forecast for Saturday […]

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Stunning Opening to Ski Season 2015

By   /  10/08/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  3 Comments

It was a very successful opening weekend at Mt Mawson Ski Field, with still sunny conditions and plenty of fresh deep snow after the winter storms of the previous week. The Lake Dobson road was pretty challenging, with snow and ice meaning that the road was only open to 4WDs fitted with chains. Nonetheless a […]

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Ski Season Opening

By   /  04/08/2015  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

  The Southern Tasmanian Ski Association has confirmed that the 2015 Ski Season at Mt Mawson Ski Field will kick off this Saturday 8th August. Volunteers from the Oldina Ski Club will be heading up the mountain on Friday to commence the task of digging out the tows in preparation for the arrival of what […]

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Wild weather for this weekend

By   /  24/07/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  1 Comment

After a period of settled weather the forecast is for fresh snow this weekend, with blizzard conditions on Sunday. It will be spectacular up at Lake Dobson with fresh snow on all the trees, but with 90 km/hr winds forecast for Sunday it wont be at all pleasant in exposed areas up on the mountain. […]

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Wild Island Get Together

By   /  17/06/2015  /  OTHER NEWS  /  No Comments

Are you a CHIONOPHILE? ( a person who loves cold weather, snow). We at STSA certainly are, and so we are very pleased to see that our friends at Wild Island Gallery are putting on an evening social event to celebrate all things snow, next Wednesday 24th June at 6:30 pm. The evening will be […]

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Winter arrives right on cue

By   /  31/05/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Today was the official start of Winter, and Mt Mawson delivered! It was a spectacular cold day, with snow showers throughout the day. A light covering added to the drifts left from a couple of weeks ago – it all augurs well for the coming season. The temperature remained sub-zero all day, but this did […]

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STSA Volunteers

By   /  21/05/2015  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

The STSA Committee met last night for its penultimate meeting prior to the official commencement of the ski season at Mount Mawson. A report was received from Ambrose on the works completed at the April working bee – all tows have now been test run in preparation for the coming winter. We also had a […]

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May Play

By   /  15/05/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Yes it was a Friday, and its only mid-May – but the snow was awesome at Mt Mawson! A number of enthusiastic snowboarders and cross country skiers took advantage of the good snowfall over the past week to escape the city and carve some turns on the Mawson run. Its only pre-season, and there is not […]

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