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A Spectacular Day at Mt Field

By   /  29/01/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Today was a bit of a scorcher in the Derwent Valley, and the tourists were bumper to bumper on the road. But up on the mountain it was nothing short of spectacular – warm, calm and an extraordinary deep blue sky. A perfect day for an STSA Working Bee at Mt Mawson! The day started […]

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Preparing Mt Mawson for the new season

By   /  25/01/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Volunteers from the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association are continuing to work on improving and repairing ski infrastructure at the Mt Mawson Ski Field in preparation for another winter season. The first summer working bee was held on 20th November, with the focus being to dismantle and rebuild the Mawson Tow top three panel snow fence […]

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Temporary Parks Facilities Under Pressure

By   /  15/08/2016  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  4 Comments

Last weekend was a big one at the Mount Mawson Ski Field in Southern Tasmania. There was a good crowd of skiers and boarders keen to try out Tasmania’s retro rope tows – including interstate visitors who had flown in from Melbourne and Sydney especially for the Mawson experience. There were several school groups out […]

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Fresh snow for skiing this weekend

By   /  11/08/2016  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

After a good start to the season, the forecast is for more fresh snow for this weekend (13-14 August). That is good news for skiers and boarders, and the ski tows at Mount Mawson Ski Field will be operating from 10:00 am on both days. Note it is forecast to be windy, so rug up […]

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Web Site Issues

By   /  07/08/2016  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Apologies for the erratic web site access over the past few days! We’ve moved the site to a new server and had some issues with the migration process. Unfortunately the issues ran into the weekend – when it’s most needed! I believe we’ve resolved all the issues now and everything seems to be working again. […]

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Summit Cam is Back

By   /  07/08/2016  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Ian has done a huge amount of work on the summit cam and it’s now back online and looking great – the view across the Mawson plateau to the Rodways is fantastic!  This capture at the end of Sunday says it all!  

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Catch it while you can

By   /  05/08/2016  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

There is still a good cover of snow at the Mount Mawson Ski Field, and so the tows will be running this weekend 6-7 August. The STSA volunteers from the Mt Mawson Ski Club are already on the mountain getting things ready, and with a forecast of morning frost and light winds it should be […]

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Great start to 2016 Ski Season at Mt Mawson

By   /  30/07/2016  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

The ski season in Southern Tasmania kicked off in style at the Mount Mawson Ski Field today. A keen crowd turned up to enjoy superb conditions – sunny, calm and clear. It was a very social day, as lots of STSA volunteers came up to lend a hand to help get the ski field operational. […]

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Come skiing this weekend – its ON!

By   /  28/07/2016  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

The Ski Season in Southern Tasmania kicks off this weekend 30-31 July at Mount Mawson Ski Field – so come on up and enjoy the snow. There is a good cover of fresh snow on the runs, with a bit more to come through on Friday. Volunteers from the Hobart Walking Club and The Alpine […]

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Winter Wonderland

By   /  23/07/2016  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

As snow falls to low levels around Southern Tasmania Mt Field National Park has been turned into a winter wonderland. A number of locals have ventured up the newly graded Lake Dobson Road to check it out, even though it might have been a good day to stay ensconced in front of the television! The […]

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