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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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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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