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Working Bee Notice

By   /  18/10/2014  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS, SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  2 Comments

Last Summer our STSA volunteers did a fantastic job building new snow fences to improve the retention of snow at the Mt Mawson ski field. It was the first big investment in this type of infrastructure for many years, and whilst we did not get a lot of snow in Winter 2014 there is no […]

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Planning for 2015 Season

By   /  14/10/2014  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

Whilst 2014 was not a great snow season, that has not deterred STSA volunteers from thinking ahead to what can be improved for 2015. Planning is underway to complete the snow fence work undertaken last Summer, as it is clear that the fences provide an enhanced capture of snow when it does fall. We are […]

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Mt Mawson Ski Season 2014 gets underway

By   /  03/08/2014  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

After the wild weather and storms of the past week it was a big effort by the volunteers of the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association to get the tows running at Mt Mawson Ski Field to kick off Tasmania’s ski season in the South. After travelling to the mountain on Friday night a decision was made […]

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Helicopter rescue

By   /  03/08/2014  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  1 Comment

The Mount Mawson Ski Patrol and Oldina Ski Club volunteers were called to help at a medical emergency at Mt Field National Park today. A French tourist had collapsed in the snow while walking the snow gum track. He was brought into Oldina Ski Club to be warmed and the Mt Mawson Ski Patrol were […]

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Snow Arrives

By   /  27/06/2014  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Mt Mawson has received its first winter snowfall, with 20 cm of fresh snow falling since Thursday. The new snow fences have worked well to ensure maximum capture of snow on the lower slopes of the Mawson run. We’ve seen a big increase in hits on this website and it’s clear that everyone is keen […]

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An awesome effort

By   /  19/05/2014  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

A remarkable effort was put in by ten STSA volunteers on Sunday to get the Rodway tow ready for operation. The first challenge was getting two 250 m rolls of new rope out to the towline -this was accomplished by using two wheelbarrows, then a manual carry of the heavy rolls out to the start of […]

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Rodway Tow ready for action

By   /  19/05/2014  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  1 Comment

A big effort was put in on Sunday to get a new rope out to the Rodway Tow to get it ready for operation for the 2014 season – see details under STSA News below. A brand new 500 m rope was successfully installed, as well as new electrics for the safety gate at the top […]

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Call for Rodway Crew

By   /  10/05/2014  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

image of Rodway tow, Tasmania's steepest lifted run.

The Rodway Ski Tow is the steepest lifted run in Tasmania, and as such provides some of the best downhill skiing and boarding to be had in the State. It has a spectacular view over Lake Seal, and rivals New Zealand fields such as Ohau for its dramatic setting. STSA would like to be able […]

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Mawson Snow Fences Ready for Winter

By   /  22/04/2014  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

Mawson snow fence April14

Over the Easter break STSA volunteers put in a further three days of work to complete the repair of snow fences on the Mawson ski run. Peter Davis, Mark Underwood and Karen Davis demolished a damaged fence on the Saturday evening and then Peter, Karen, and Stephen and Elizabeth Webber built a new frame in […]

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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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