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Wash and Wear

By   /  21/07/2016  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

It has been a challenging few weeks for the Lake Dobson Tourist Road. The Tyenna River broke its banks on 15th July, and further up the road culverts filled with gravel, leading to overflows and substantial wash-aways. The road has been closed for the past couple of days, as a convoy of trucks delivered 400 […]

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Fagus Festival a Huge Success

By   /  26/04/2016  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

The 100th Anniversary of Mt Field National Park was celebrated over the Anzac Day weekend with a huge turn out of visitors and locals. The fagus was in its full Autumn colours, and the weather was calm, warm and sunny – absolutely beautiful. Thousands of visitors turned out to enjoy the Park, and the entertainment […]

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Happy 100th Birthday Mt Field National Park

By   /  23/04/2016  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS, SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

It is now exactly 100 years since Mt Field was declared Tasmania’s first National Park in 1916 (along with Freycinet). The Mt Mawson Ski Field has been operating for 50 of those years, with skiing being part of activities at Mt Field for more than 90 years. This weekend the STSA volunteers have mounted a […]

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Tourism facilities at Mt Mawson

By   /  26/02/2016  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

STSA President Peter Davis met with Premier and Minister for Tourism Will Hodgman MHA today to outline the case for improved visitor facilities in the Mt Field National Park. A key part of the discussion was the significant growth in visitor numbers to Mt Field (up to a new record of 162,000 visitors last calendar […]

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New Shadecloth at Mt Mawson to aid revegetation

By   /  23/02/2016  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

It was a busy day at Mt Field National Park, with lots of interstate and international tourists out enjoying the 23 degree temperatures. STSA President Peter Davis joined Friends of Mt Field Convenor Peter Franklin, Friends of Mt Field Volunteers and three Parks rangers to roll out and pin down new shadecloth on the lower […]

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Sunshine and Icy-poles

By   /  14/09/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  1 Comment

A warm sunny weekend, and icypoles delivered by a generous member of the public, set the scene for a fun weekend of skiing, boarding and snow play at Mt Mawson on 12-13 September. While the temperature in Hobart reached a warm spring high of 24 C, lots of families made the trip up the Lake […]

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Triple Treat

By   /  30/08/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

It was a big weekend at Mt Mawson with all three ski tows operating on Sunday. After a further 30 cm of fresh snow fell on Friday night and Saturday, the weather cleared to a blue sky stunner on Sunday. The Lake Dobson Road was open and clear to the carpark, and there was a […]

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A Mountain Transformed… Again!

By   /  29/08/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

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30cm of snowfall since the last report and the mountain is again transformed. Get up here if you can, it’ll be worth it! As of 10am the road repot states; open to 4 wheel drives only and explicitly not to SUV or 2 wheel drives with chains. Road will be cleared later today. call the […]

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Great cover continues for Season 2015

By   /  23/08/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

It was another great weekend of skiing and boarding at Mt Mawson this weekend, with excellent snow cover and both Uni and Mawson tows operating on both days. Saturday was a bit cloudy and drizzly, but on Sunday the temperatures dropped, the sun peeked through and the snow conditions were excellent. We even had a […]

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Mt Mawson Ski Field Operating This Weekend

By   /  21/08/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

STSA Volunteers from the Wellington Outdoor and Ski Club have headed to Mt Mawson to operate the tows this weekend (22-23 August). There is still excellent cover on the slopes, with only slight impact from some light rain on Friday. Temperatures are forecast to drop again, with a top-up of light snow forecast for Saturday […]

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