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Get ready for the fagus

By   /  20/04/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

We are nearing that special time of year where the beautiful Autumn days shorten towards winter, and around Anzac Day Tasmania’s  deciduous beech Nothofagus gunnii reaches its full golden display. Hundreds of visitors head to the Mt Field National Park to try to capture spectacular images of fagus against the backdrop of mountains and lakes, but […]

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Tenders Called for Mt Mawson Public Shelter

By   /  31/03/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  1 Comment

  The Southern Tasmanian Ski Association has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage, the Hon. Matthew Groom MHA, that tenders have been called for the construction of a new public shelter at Mount Mawson within the Mount Field National Park. “This is an exciting development, and one that the Southern Tasmanian […]

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Summer snow fence program completed

By   /  20/03/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

STSA’s fourth major working bee for this summer was completed on Sunday 19th March. It was 34 degrees in the Derwent Valley, but a perfect blue sky day and a comfortable 20 degrees or so up at the Mt Mawson Ski field. The day started with Stephen Webber using his Subaru to tow a trailer […]

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Good Job!

By   /  19/02/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  2 Comments

We all have those days when you never seem to get as much done as you had hoped. And then just, occasionally, you have one where you exceed all expectations and have a really good day. Well Sunday 19th February 2017 was just such a day, when an enthusiastic band of STSA volunteers arrived at […]

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A Spectacular Day at Mt Field

By   /  29/01/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Today was a bit of a scorcher in the Derwent Valley, and the tourists were bumper to bumper on the road. But up on the mountain it was nothing short of spectacular – warm, calm and an extraordinary deep blue sky. A perfect day for an STSA Working Bee at Mt Mawson! The day started […]

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Preparing Mt Mawson for the new season

By   /  25/01/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Volunteers from the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association are continuing to work on improving and repairing ski infrastructure at the Mt Mawson Ski Field in preparation for another winter season. The first summer working bee was held on 20th November, with the focus being to dismantle and rebuild the Mawson Tow top three panel snow fence […]

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Temporary Parks Facilities Under Pressure

By   /  15/08/2016  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  4 Comments

Last weekend was a big one at the Mount Mawson Ski Field in Southern Tasmania. There was a good crowd of skiers and boarders keen to try out Tasmania’s retro rope tows – including interstate visitors who had flown in from Melbourne and Sydney especially for the Mawson experience. There were several school groups out […]

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Fresh snow for skiing this weekend

By   /  11/08/2016  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

After a good start to the season, the forecast is for more fresh snow for this weekend (13-14 August). That is good news for skiers and boarders, and the ski tows at Mount Mawson Ski Field will be operating from 10:00 am on both days. Note it is forecast to be windy, so rug up […]

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Web Site Issues

By   /  07/08/2016  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Apologies for the erratic web site access over the past few days! We’ve moved the site to a new server and had some issues with the migration process. Unfortunately the issues ran into the weekend – when it’s most needed! I believe we’ve resolved all the issues now and everything seems to be working again. […]

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Summit Cam is Back

By   /  07/08/2016  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Ian has done a huge amount of work on the summit cam and it’s now back online and looking great – the view across the Mawson plateau to the Rodways is fantastic!  This capture at the end of Sunday says it all!  

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