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Last Hurrah?

By   /  22/09/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Officially, this weekend is the last weekend for skiing at Mount Mawson. The Oldina Ski Club will be running the tow for this last weekend. Our clubs roster has finished for the season. From here forward, we assess things on a week to week basis to decide if we run or not. This is highly […]

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Another Classic

By   /  18/09/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Another classic Mount Mawson weekend just past. Fresh dry snow fell Friday night and right through Saturday. A hardy bunch braved the Mawson tow in the full fury of the blizzard on Saturday. Mawson Ski Club members rugged up and did a great job keeping the tow rolling through Saturday despite some hiccups. Other hardy […]

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Winter is Still Here!

By   /  16/09/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

Volunteers from the Mawson Ski Club will be running the ski tows this weekend. And it’ll be a cracker! Snow started falling yesterday and it’s still snowing. I’m on the mountain and I awoke early this morning to 30cm of fresh goodness – so a fresh tracks Saturday is in store! Pic this morning from […]

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A Big Weekend

By   /  12/09/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  2 Comments

Heavy snow falls during last week ensured that there was an excellent snow cover across Mt Mawson. Assisted by volunteers from the public and other clubs, Alpine Ski Club and the Hobart Walking Club did an awesome job of digging out and then getting the Uni and Mawson tows running on Saturday. The Mawson tow […]

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Snow, Snow and More Snow!

By   /  07/09/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Fluffy the feral cat has once again been caught out in the cold! Continuing snow falls on Mt Mawson may mean a rescue operation is in order, I’m sure Parks will be happy to help… Seriously though, there is a serious amount of snow up there and more is falling right through to Saturday. A […]

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White Gold!

By   /  05/09/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  1 Comment

If one was just looking at Mt Wellington and trying to gauge the snow fall this week, you would be forgiven for underestimating… grossly. A look at today’s web cam pic at 2pm reveals a different story altogether. Back in the good old days P.C. (Pre cam), it was quite a guessing game for the […]

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It’s Coming!

By   /  01/09/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

  As skiers and boarders shiver in the current temporary public shelter (shipping container) at Mt Mawson Ski Field, the good news is that progress is being made on the new public shelter which will replace the old Sitzmark Lodge, demolished back in 2013. DPIPWE/PWS project manager Perry Foster advises that the new public shelter […]

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Cold Outbreak

By   /  31/08/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Swellnet’s forecaster, Craig Brokensha, is predicting a good strong cold outbreak next week = Good Snow Dumps! “So while winter officially finishes today, we’ve got the strongest cold outbreak of the year for the south-east of the country forecast for next week. A very strong and pronounced node of the Long Wave Trough is expected […]

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A good crowd enjoys great snow conditions at Mt Mawson

By   /  21/08/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

As predicted it was a bumper weekend for skiing and boarding in Southern Tasmania on 19th and 20th August as the second weekend for Mt Mawson Ski Field season 2017 kicked off with superb snow conditions. DEIR did a great job of getting the road open for visitors, and a big crowd headed up the […]

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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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