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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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STSA Committee for 2014

By   /  23/11/2013  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

The STSA Annual General Meeting was held in Hobart on Wednesday 20th November. There was a good turn out of members interested in developing downhill skiing at Mt Mawson – or maybe it was just the pizzas on offer! Congratulations to those who have been elected to the STSA Committee for the coming season: President:  Peter Davis […]

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November Working Bee – Day 1

By   /  23/11/2013  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Stephen Webber -snow fence builder

  A very successful working bee was held at Mt Mawson today. The STSA is building new snow fences to improve the holding of snow on the lower slopes of the Mawson Run, and although it was a misty, damp day that did not dampen the enthusiasm of our band of volunteers who worked all […]

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Season 2013 draws to a close

By   /  24/10/2013  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

Even though there is snow on the ground at Mt Mawson as I write this (on 24 October) it is time to farewell Season 2013, and look forward to next winter’s activities at Southern Tasmania’s only downhill skifield. Snow cover was variable this winter, but we did manage to get in a month of ski […]

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Snow Day Show Day

By   /  24/10/2013  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Snow Gum Track - Show Day 2013

As Sydney-siders brace for high temperatures and bushfires, Mt Field National Park has been blanketed with a fresh fall of snow for Hobart Show Day. Its been snowing all day, and has built up quite a good depth around Lake Dobson and the Urqhart Track. Fresh tracks for those who are keen – and here!

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STSA Meeting Wednesday 18.9.13

By   /  17/09/2013  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

The Southern Tasmanian Ski Association is holding their September committee meeting at 8 pm tomorrow night at the Baptist Church Hall, 284 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart. Come along and get involved in helping to keep Mt Mawson running.

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Father’s Day Special – bikini ski?

By   /  31/08/2013  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

  Its forecast to be warm for Father’s Day (Sunday 1st September) so why not celebrate with a ski at Mt Mawson?  A great way to celebrate the first day of spring, and give Dad an outing to Mt Field. THE TOWS ARE GOING TO BE RUNNING AT MT  MAWSON ON SUNDAY – BUT COME EARLY BEFORE THE […]

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A busy Saturday

By   /  24/08/2013  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Digging out Uni Tow Picture

We had a great turn out of skiers and boarders at Mt Mawson today (Saturday 24th August 2013) for the second weekend of downhill tow operation this season. There is a very good cover of snow on the ski runs, and it took a while to dig out some big drifts on the the University towline path […]

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First day of skiing 2013

By   /  18/08/2013  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Volunteer preparing tow image

The Mt Mawson ski season got underway on Saturday with a small band of skiers on the Mawson Run, and a big group of scouts making igloos and snowmen on the Uni Run. A good base of snow to get everyone going.

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