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Keep Calm!

By   /  10/08/2018  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

                      Surely there will be, maybe, hopefully…. Once again, there’s still not enough snow to run the tows on Mount Mawson folks 🙁 The very quickly moving, ever changing forecast, has snow falling from this afternoon through to Sunday. Then Monday has the snow line […]

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Gain Some… Lose Some… Repeat!

By   /  02/08/2018  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Still not enough cover to safely run the tows folks, so we won’t be opening this weekend. Keep the faith!

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Close but…

By   /  27/07/2018  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Members from the STSA and Ski Patrol walked the slopes yesterday in order to inspect conditions for possible tow operation this weekend. Unfortunately the report back is that there is still not enough cover on the mid/upper slopes to safely run the tow. The good news is that we have follow up snow falls on […]

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Tows Will Not Run This Weekend

By   /  20/07/2018  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

We we were all so hopeful – gazing at the BOM forecast for Mt Field day after day after day. The forecasts were pretty good, then great, then less great, then pretty great again and then… pretty much a fizzer! Even with what has fallen overnight, there’s still just not enough snow depth to safely […]

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Getting Ready

By   /  15/07/2018  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

  Good progress was made at Mt Mawson Ski Field during the week by Vos builders, with lining of the interior of the Ski Patrol Room well advanced. With the windows all in the building is attracting many favourable comments, even without its final colour and cladding. On the weekend another STSA Working Bee was […]

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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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