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Big weekend coming up at Mt Mawson Ski Field

By   /  17/08/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  3 Comments

After the traffic frustrations of last week, things are looking up for a great weekend of skiing and boarding at Mt Mawson Ski Field. Fresh snow is falling at Mt Mawson already, and is forecast to continue right through into the weekend (see http://www.bom.gov.au/tas/forecasts/mount-field.shtml) There is even a nice high pressure zone approaching, which should […]

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Mt Mawson versus Dobson Rd

By   /  14/08/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  2 Comments

After a number of near starts, there was enough snow for the 2017 ski season to get underway at Mt Mawson on Sunday 13th August. STSA volunteers led by Rudy Kloser from the Mt Mawson Ski Club headed up to the mountain on Saturday to tackle the big job of digging out the tow, and […]

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Mt Mawson Tows Operating Sunday 13th August 2017

By   /  12/08/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

After a number of weekends where we have had reasonable snow cover at Mt Mawson,  but not quite enough to run the tows safely it looks like we will be finally able to get the skiing season underway in Southern Tasmania tomorrow, Sunday 13th August. Volunteers from the Mt Mawson Ski Club and the Mt […]

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Bus Service on Mt Mawson!

By   /  08/07/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  1 Comment

Derwent Valley Coaches have been trialling a weekend bus service from National Park to Lake Dobson. It runs several times a day and only costs $10 return. Desi is happy to take skis and boards, space permitting. Also just announced is a weekday service running this school holidays. For details and times, contact Mt Field […]

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It’s Close!

By   /  29/06/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

The snowfalls and cold weather across Tasmania the past week have seen enthusiastic skiers and boarders watching the Mt Mawson web cams with great interest – and there is no doubt that we now have the beginnings of an excellent base for 2017. The ski field at Mt Mawson is run entirely by volunteers from […]

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Side by Side

By   /  18/06/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  2 Comments

The first signs of progress towards the long awaited Public Day Shelter at Mt Mawson Ski Field have appeared with the appearance of a builder’s shed on the site, and the relocation of the temporary day shelter and ski patrol shipping containers to make way for the new building. STSA volunteers have been working hard […]

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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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