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Easter at Mt Field

By   /  22/04/2014  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  1 Comment

The Easter break at Mt Field has seen lots of visitors to the mountain, enjoying atmospheric misty weather, rain, wind, calm and even a dusting of snow. STSA volunteers could be seen completing the work on the Mawson snow fences, whilst walkers and photographers enjoyed the beauty of the Tarn Shelf and beyond. The fagus […]

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April Working Bee

By   /  15/04/2014  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  1 Comment

The second day of the April Working bee had two main focus areas – preparing the tows for operation, and completing the last couple of snow fence panels needing repair at the top of the Uni run. Ambrose Canning and Tim Metcalf (with good support from Karen Davis) did a stirling job of getting the […]

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Great Turn Out

By   /  12/04/2014  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Deb Terry & Eve Winter

Whilst it was grey and drizzly in Hobart, it was a beautiful day at Mt Mawson – sunny, calm and quiet. Conditions were ideal for the first day of our April working bee, and we had a great turn out of volunteers to work on preparing for the 2014 ski season. STSA delivered an extra […]

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Working Bee 12-13 April

By   /  31/03/2014  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

The last pre-winter working bee for this season will be held on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th April. Saturday 12th – plan is to repair damaged snow fence panels on Uni run, and if time permits, improve the strength and appearance of a couple of panels on the Mawson run. STSA has purchased some additional […]

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Snow Fence Work

By   /  17/03/2014  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

Snow fence repair Mar 2014

With the completion of the first panel of new snow fences at Mt Mawson, attention has turned to repairing the older fences damaged by snow load and wind. The second day of the March working bee was cold and showery, but good progress was made on repairing damaged panels up the Mawson Run. Thanks to […]

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Mawson snow fences

By   /  15/03/2014  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

Snow fence repair Mar 2014

Another very productive and enjoyable day on the mountain for a small band of STSA volunteers. The March working bee got underway at 10:00 am with Paul Vince, Peter and Karen Davis starting work on the bottom section of snow fence panels. They were soon joined by Rod Stolorz and Tony Oakes who had been […]

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March Working Bee

By   /  07/03/2014  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

The next on-mountain working bee will be held on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th March. Come on up after you have voted – meet at the Lake Dobson carpark gate at 10:00 am. Work on the list includes building new snow fence panels, repairing damaged snow fences, painting the gables on the Mawson tow hut […]

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New Snow Fences

By   /  16/02/2014  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

The first 10 panels of new snow fences at Mt Mawson were completed this weekend – due to the great efforts of our STSA volunteers. Oldina Ski Club and the Ski Club of Tasmania were well represented, and everyone worked hard to get the fences tied down, and the balance of slats added. It was […]

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February Working Bee

By   /  11/02/2014  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Our second working bee to progress the construction of the new snow fences on the Mawson Run is to be held this weekend – 15 and 16 February. The focus will be on tying down the fences to ensure they can withstand high winds. Once this is complete we will be able to complete the […]

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November Working Bee – Day 2

By   /  25/11/2013  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

New Snow Fence construction- Nov 2013

After a big day on Saturday, Paul Vince, Stephen Webber, Fred Koolhof and the Davis family were joined by George Brettingham-Moore, Adrian Brettingham Moore and Kay Sigrist to continue the construction of snow fences adjacent to the Mawson run. The misty weather from Saturday was replaced with dry conditions, but with strong winds which saw […]

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