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Mountain Men

By   /  17/05/2018  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

  The Mount Mawson Ski Field in Tasmania is pretty unique in Australia. It sits in a spectacular alpine environment, you have to walk to get to it, it has wonderful retro rope tows, and it is run entirely by volunteers. In many ways it is the volunteers who make it such a wonderful community […]

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Weekend Special

By   /  29/04/2018  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

It was like the Boxing Day sales at Mt Field National Park this weekend as visitors flocked to see the beautiful fagus display. Golden colours were spectacular around Lake Fenton, and up on the Tarn Shelf the fagus had turned a beautiful russet colour as it entered the final phase of its annual leaf shedding. […]

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Taking Shape

By   /  12/04/2018  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

  Good progress is being made on the construction of the new visitors day shelter and ski patrol facilities at Mt Mawson ski field. Yesterday project manager Perry Foster was on site, and the builders have started erecting the walls for the southern building which will house the ticket office and belt issue, as well […]

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Building progress

By   /  06/04/2018  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Observant web-cam watchers will have noticed the crane being used to build the Mt Mawson day shelter has changed colour and shrunk a bit – all part of having the right sized machine to lift the pre-cast concrete panels into place. The builders have been working hard to get the basement works complete, and we […]

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The Crane has Arrived!

By   /  05/03/2018  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  2 Comments

  For all of you who have been patiently waiting for visible progress towards the new day shelter at the Mt Mawson Ski Field, today was a good day. The mobile crane that will be used to lift the prefabricated concrete panels into place is now on site, and we can expect to see the […]

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Great effort in response to snow damage

By   /  25/02/2018  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Following damage to snow fence infrastructure at the Mt Mawson Ski Field in last season’s massive snow fall, volunteers from the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association headed up to the mountain this weekend to start the large task of replacing damaged snow fences. Two trailer loads of heavy timber were brought up to the ski field, […]

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Mt Mawson article on Mountain Journal

By   /  20/11/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Cam Walker over at https://themountainjournal.wordpress.com/ has recently published an article on Mt Mawson. Cam’s blog is a treasure trove of all things alpine with a bent towards side country and back country sliding. There are also a good number of articles from his trips to Tasmania for you to peruse. I particulary liked the articles on side […]

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October Spring Skiing at Mt Mawson

By   /  05/10/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS, SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  1 Comment

Well its been an amazing season of skiing at Mt Mawson in the Mt Field National Park, Tasmania, and there is still enough snow to get a final fix of skiing and boarding this weekend. Make the most of it – because next winter is a long way off. Although we are now past the […]

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Huey Kicks First Goal On Grand Final Day!

By   /  30/09/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

This mornings webcam picture reveals a revitalised ski field. A good dump of snow overnight and cold temperatures will greet skiers and boarders this morning. If you’re one of the few unconcerned with AFLism – head on up and enjoy some fresh tracks in the fresh cool powder! Give the dedicated clubbies a smile and […]

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It’s On!

By   /  28/09/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

A dedicated bunch of clubbies are running the tow this weekend! Escape the footy frenzy and get in some sweet turns on the Mawson tow. Cover is holding well, it’s much the same as last weekend. Another last chance, hope to see you up there!

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