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A Flash of Sun

By   /  June 18, 2022  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

The second weekend of the ski season in Southern Tasmania is well underway at Mt Mawson with excellent snow conditions still present after last weekend’s big blizzard. Whilst it was raining in the morning in Hobart Mt Mawson remained dry all day, and a good crowd of enthusiastic skiers and boarders made the most of […]

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June Long Weekend Ski Fun

By   /  June 14, 2022  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

There has been a lot of media discussion about the extremely cold conditions and strong winds affecting Tasmanian over the June long weekend, but it did not deter the volunteers from the Mawson Ski Club who put in a huge effort to prepare the ski tows for an early-season start to the ski season in […]

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Mt Mawson Ski Field Opens with a blast

By   /  June 12, 2022  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  1 Comment

The ski tows at Mt Mawson Ski Field opened today after a massive effort from the volunteers from Mt Mawson Ski Club to excavate and de-ice the tows. The volunteers spent Saturday digging out the tow line and lifting pulleys in full-on blizzard conditions, and then on Sunday morning turned to the huge task of […]

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Ski Season to Open this June long weekend

By   /  June 9, 2022  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Well an early Antarctic blast has arrived in Tasmania, with a gradual build up of excellent quality, wind-packed snow on the Mt Mawson Ski Field. The weather forecast is somewhat extreme, but the volunteers from the Mt Mawson Ski Club plan to assemble on the mountain this weekend to have a go at getting the […]

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Snowsafe

By   /  June 5, 2022  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS, SKI PATROL NEWS  /  No Comments

With snow falling around the state and excitement building for some fun in the snow, Ski Patroller Paul Vince forwarded this timely and helpful link: snowsafe.org.au Time and time again we see visitors to Mount Mawson arriving poorly equipped and unaware of the dangers inherent to the mountains. With some basic knowledge and preparation, you […]

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Tow Managers Training

By   /  June 3, 2022  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

A small band of dedicated folks gathered on Mt Mawson last Saturday in the near-freezing (1-degree) and drizzling conditions. Our task was to review the tow operating procedures in anticipation of the ski season. Both Mawson and Uni tows were set up and run, complete with running the ropeways.             […]

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The Prettiest Ski Field in Australia

By   /  April 23, 2022  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  1 Comment

  It was a spectacular day up at Mt Mawson Ski Field today for the final STSA working bee prior to the Winter snow. The mist swirled about, and periodic flashes of sun threw the landscape into sharp relief. There were large numbers of people viewing the colours of the deciduous beech on the Tarn […]

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Beginners Tow

By   /  February 27, 2022  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Saturday 26th February dawned fine and sunny at Mt Mawson Ski Field – perfect weather for another day of productive working bee activity (and a nice escape from the East Coast drizzle). STSA Committee Members Craig Larsson, Ambrose Canning and Paul Vince were joined by a team of enthusiastic volunteers including Rod Stolorz, Michael Potter, […]

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Skifield Summer

By   /  January 23, 2022  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  1 Comment

The Mt Mawson skifield is a beautiful place to be no matter what the time of year, and this weekend the first STSA summer working bee for 2022 was held in what could only be described as beach weather! The last of the scoparia were still in flower, the alpine pools on the Mawson plateau […]

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STSA AGM – Let’s hope for more snow next year!

By   /  November 30, 2021  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  1 Comment

The Annual General Meeting of the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association was held last week, with a strong turnout of members from the ski clubs who operate the Mt Mawson Ski Field. There was a good deal of enthusiasm and positivity, despite the fact that Mt Mawson has now experienced two very difficult years with little […]

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