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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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Wild and woolly!

By   /  08/05/2015  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  1 Comment

Its been a wild and woolly start to the last month of Autumn in Southern Tasmania, with snow falls in the high suburbs around Hobart. Mt Wellington looked superb, but unfortunately we couldn’t see what was happening at Mt Field due to a problem with the web cam. Full marks to Ian Stewart, who kindly […]

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Thanks Craig and George

By   /  25/04/2015  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  1 Comment

Mt Mawson Ski Field benefited from a bonus two day working bee this week, when Craig Larsson and George Brettingham Moore headed up the mountain to finish some tasks which couldn’t be completed in the snow last weekend. In magnificent calm, sunny conditions they completed the painting of the gable ends of the Mawson Tow […]

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Snow for April Working Bee

By   /  20/04/2015  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

It was a spectacular morning at Mt Field National Park on Sunday, with the first fresh snow for the season. The Jeep trail had about 5 cm of fresh new snow, but this did not deter our hardy band of STSA volunteers who had come to complete final preparations for the coming ski season at […]

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Working Bee this Sunday 19th April

By   /  16/04/2015  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

The last of the main STSA Working Bees for Summer 2015 is scheduled for this Sunday 18th April. Unfortunately the weather forecast isn’t the best, with snow forecast to 600 metres elevation. Still it will be good practice for the coming Winter – just make sure you bring your winter gear along (coats, thermals, mits […]

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Great progress at STSA March Working Bee

By   /  22/03/2015  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

The forecast fine weather turned up, and so did a good turnout of volunteers for our March working bee. We had helpers from Wellington Ski and Outdoor Club, Oldina Ski Club, Mt Mawson Ski Club, the Ski Club of Tasmania and the Tasmanian Snowboarders. It was a very enjoyable weekend, and lots was achieved to […]

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Call for Public Shelter and Interpretative Facility

By   /  19/03/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

The Mount Mawson Ski Field is situated in the Mount Field National Park, which is now part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA). The Government has called for comments on the management plan for the TWWHA, and the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association has provided a detailed submission. A copy of the submission can […]

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Fine weather forecast for this weekend’s working bee

By   /  18/03/2015  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

The STSA has the third of its Summer 2015 working bees on this weekend (21-22 March 2015). There are plenty of tasks to help us get ready for the 2015 snow season, including carting timber slats to the top of the Mawson Run to complete a snow fence panel, painting the Rodway motor hut, and […]

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Ski Patrollers Wanted

By   /  27/02/2015  /  SKI PATROL NEWS  /  No Comments

Hi fellow Mt Field skiers. It is that time of the year to start thinking about the onset of Winter! If you have ever thought of becoming a Ski Patroller and pursuing a job in the ski industry now is the time to get on board and join in a course. The Australian Ski Patrol […]

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Rodway sparkles

By   /  21/02/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

It was a magnificent day in the Tasmanian World Heritage Area at Mt Field National Park today – temperatures in the high 20s, clear blue sky, light winds and lots of people out enjoying the park (despite the pesky March flies). Our STSA volunteers worked on two separate projects in the sunshine – repainting the […]

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