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2013 Season Opening

By   /  15/08/2013  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS, SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

The snowbase is building at Mt Mawson (at least on the top half of the mountain) and so we plan to open this weekend 17-18 August. Conditions are likely to be marginal at first, but snow is forecast Saturday and Sunday (and into next week). The Hobart Walking Club and the Alpine Club of Tasmania […]

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Winter tease

By   /  04/08/2013  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  1 Comment

  Another snowy weekend at Mt Mawson has delivered a foot or more of clean powdery snow on the ski field, and a pile of slush around Lake Dobson! There was nothing on Friday, and then it has snowed steadily since. A few snowboarders and cross country skiers have been out, but after the warmest […]

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A promising start, but no tows yet

By   /  12/07/2013  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

We had some good snow falls last weekend and the cold nights have done a great job of firming it up into a nice base. We just need a little top up to get the season going – unfortunately it won’t be before this weekend. Fingers crossed for some more snow next week.

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2013 winter snow arrives

By   /  06/07/2013  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

An active Southwesterly weather pattern has brought snow to low levels in the Mt Field National Park. The Snow plough worked hard on Saturday morning 6th July and the road was opened to 4wd traffic at 1:20 pm. Coverage is deepening on the Mawson ski field, but will need to settle and form a good […]

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New Gallery

By   /  23/06/2013  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Waterfall Gallery image

Congratulations to Greg and Rachel Power on the launch of their new wilderness photo gallery at Waterfall Café at Mt Field. This is a wonderful collection of photographs of Mt Field and the Southwest National Park, and definitely worth calling in on your way up the mountain. The cold weather has arrived too – now […]

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Slope Work

By   /  08/05/2013  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS, SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  2 Comments

image of Slope work under way

Report from our roving President, Peter Davis: Work is underway to improve the lower section of the Mt Mawson ski tow. The work is being undertaken for PWS by the same excavator driver who so skillfully removed Sitzmark Lodge earlier this year. The work involves the removal of the two piles of rock and spoil […]

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THE GREAT ANNUAL SKI SWAP

By   /  03/05/2013  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

image of Teddy bear on ski's

Talaria Ski Club (Ben Lomond) will be holding it’s annual ski swap on Sunday the 9th June at Site 2 – Waterworks Reserve starting at 11am.  We usually take a couple of snags to throw on the BBQ but that is of course an optional extra 😉     If you haven’t been to one […]

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Windy and Wild Anzac day Weekend

By   /  30/04/2013  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

platypus image

Yes it was a windy and wild Anzac day weekend up at Mt Mawson. I was surprised at the number of visitors around despite the inclement conditions. We had driving rain, high winds and low temperatures up on top and then we finished up with snow showers on Sunday – you know, a typical weekend […]

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Looking good, but it’s a “No” call for Saturday

By   /  10/08/2012  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

snow image

Snowfall yesterday has improved the cover considerably on mountain. Unfortunately the Tow Manager for this weekend has decided that it’s still too marginal to run safely tomorrow. We hope to have someone on the mountain to inspect the cover properly on Saturday, so this assessment may change.

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Snow person reappears

By   /  05/08/2012  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

snowman image

Hooray! the snow person has reappeared. It’s good omen for Mount Mawson, but we still need one big dump to get us rolling. Forecast for the rest of Sunday Cloudy. Showers and the chance of thunderstorms. Snowfalls developing to 400 metres. Winds westerly 50 to 70 km/h. Monday 6 August Cloudy. Scattered showers with possible […]

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