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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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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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