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Cold Outbreak

By   /  31/08/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Swellnet’s forecaster, Craig Brokensha, is predicting a good strong cold outbreak next week = Good Snow Dumps! “So while winter officially finishes today, we’ve got the strongest cold outbreak of the year for the south-east of the country forecast for next week. A very strong and pronounced node of the Long Wave Trough is expected […]

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A good crowd enjoys great snow conditions at Mt Mawson

By   /  21/08/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

As predicted it was a bumper weekend for skiing and boarding in Southern Tasmania on 19th and 20th August as the second weekend for Mt Mawson Ski Field season 2017 kicked off with superb snow conditions. DEIR did a great job of getting the road open for visitors, and a big crowd headed up the […]

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Big weekend coming up at Mt Mawson Ski Field

By   /  17/08/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  3 Comments

After the traffic frustrations of last week, things are looking up for a great weekend of skiing and boarding at Mt Mawson Ski Field. Fresh snow is falling at Mt Mawson already, and is forecast to continue right through into the weekend (see http://www.bom.gov.au/tas/forecasts/mount-field.shtml) There is even a nice high pressure zone approaching, which should […]

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Mt Mawson versus Dobson Rd

By   /  14/08/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  2 Comments

After a number of near starts, there was enough snow for the 2017 ski season to get underway at Mt Mawson on Sunday 13th August. STSA volunteers led by Rudy Kloser from the Mt Mawson Ski Club headed up to the mountain on Saturday to tackle the big job of digging out the tow, and […]

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Mt Mawson Tows Operating Sunday 13th August 2017

By   /  12/08/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

After a number of weekends where we have had reasonable snow cover at Mt Mawson,  but not quite enough to run the tows safely it looks like we will be finally able to get the skiing season underway in Southern Tasmania tomorrow, Sunday 13th August. Volunteers from the Mt Mawson Ski Club and the Mt […]

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Bus Service on Mt Mawson!

By   /  08/07/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  1 Comment

Derwent Valley Coaches have been trialling a weekend bus service from National Park to Lake Dobson. It runs several times a day and only costs $10 return. Desi is happy to take skis and boards, space permitting. Also just announced is a weekday service running this school holidays. For details and times, contact Mt Field […]

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It’s Close!

By   /  29/06/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

The snowfalls and cold weather across Tasmania the past week have seen enthusiastic skiers and boarders watching the Mt Mawson web cams with great interest – and there is no doubt that we now have the beginnings of an excellent base for 2017. The ski field at Mt Mawson is run entirely by volunteers from […]

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Side by Side

By   /  18/06/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  2 Comments

The first signs of progress towards the long awaited Public Day Shelter at Mt Mawson Ski Field have appeared with the appearance of a builder’s shed on the site, and the relocation of the temporary day shelter and ski patrol shipping containers to make way for the new building. STSA volunteers have been working hard […]

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Get ready for the fagus

By   /  20/04/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

We are nearing that special time of year where the beautiful Autumn days shorten towards winter, and around Anzac Day Tasmania’s  deciduous beech Nothofagus gunnii reaches its full golden display. Hundreds of visitors head to the Mt Field National Park to try to capture spectacular images of fagus against the backdrop of mountains and lakes, but […]

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Tenders Called for Mt Mawson Public Shelter

By   /  31/03/2017  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  1 Comment

  The Southern Tasmanian Ski Association has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage, the Hon. Matthew Groom MHA, that tenders have been called for the construction of a new public shelter at Mount Mawson within the Mount Field National Park. “This is an exciting development, and one that the Southern Tasmanian […]

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