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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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Getting Closer

By   /  28/06/2018  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  5 Comments

  There’s a real buzz in the air at Mt Field National Park as STSA Volunteers continue to prepare the ski field for season 2018, and Vos Builders push on with construction of the new Mt Mawson visitors day shelter and ski facilities.  A good dump of snow on the weekend of 16th June posed […]

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A Taste of the Season to Come

By   /  16/06/2018  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Oldina-ites are at the lodge this weekend for our annual Ausmass celebration. We awoke to a nice little snow fall this morning, it has transformed the landscape and given us a taste of the season to come. A few of us even ventured out for a few turns on the Jeep trail. The new building […]

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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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