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Season pause – Tows on hold this weekend

By   /  13/09/2018  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

  The past couple of weeks have seen some great skiing and snowboarding at Mt Mawson Ski Field, with a solid base of good snow enabling both Mawson and Uni tows to operate. Volunteers from the Wellington Ski and Outdoor Club, and the Ski Club of Tasmania supported by the Mt Mawson Ski Patrol have […]

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Fun in the Sun

By   /  25/08/2018  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

After some wintry weather over the past week it was great to have a sunny settled Saturday to allow visitors to enjoy the snow at Mt Field National Park today. Volunteers from Oldina Ski Club were on the mountain early to start the task of digging out the tow line in readiness for operations- with […]

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6 Days in the Life of a Ski Field

By   /  21/08/2018  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Impressive snow accumulation up on the hill folks! Here’s a little animation of cam pics commencing Wednesday 15th August – up until this afternoon Tuesday 21st August. Westerly to North Westerly winds have dominated over this period (blowing from the right hand side of the frame to the left). This has produced pronounced drifts running […]

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Its Snowtime!

By   /  16/08/2018  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

  The patience of Tasmanian skiers and boarders will be rewarded this weekend, as the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association has announced that the ski tows will be running at Mt Mawson Ski Field on both Saturday and Sunday (18th and 19th August 2018). It has been a somewhat frustrating season so far, as whilst there […]

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Keep Calm!

By   /  10/08/2018  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

                      Surely there will be, maybe, hopefully…. Once again, there’s still not enough snow to run the tows on Mount Mawson folks 🙁 The very quickly moving, ever changing forecast, has snow falling from this afternoon through to Sunday. Then Monday has the snow line […]

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Gain Some… Lose Some… Repeat!

By   /  02/08/2018  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Still not enough cover to safely run the tows folks, so we won’t be opening this weekend. Keep the faith!

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Close but…

By   /  27/07/2018  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Members from the STSA and Ski Patrol walked the slopes yesterday in order to inspect conditions for possible tow operation this weekend. Unfortunately the report back is that there is still not enough cover on the mid/upper slopes to safely run the tow. The good news is that we have follow up snow falls on […]

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Tows Will Not Run This Weekend

By   /  20/07/2018  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

We we were all so hopeful – gazing at the BOM forecast for Mt Field day after day after day. The forecasts were pretty good, then great, then less great, then pretty great again and then… pretty much a fizzer! Even with what has fallen overnight, there’s still just not enough snow depth to safely […]

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Getting Ready

By   /  15/07/2018  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

  Good progress was made at Mt Mawson Ski Field during the week by Vos builders, with lining of the interior of the Ski Patrol Room well advanced. With the windows all in the building is attracting many favourable comments, even without its final colour and cladding. On the weekend another STSA Working Bee was […]

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Snowplay

By   /  11/07/2018  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Its been a great week for snowplay up at Mt Mawson, and there has been a steady stream of school holidaymakers enjoying the snowfield all week. Last weekend’s snowstorm brought strong winds and a good dump of snow, and has been followed by fine settled conditions.       By Tuesday it was looking promising […]

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