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Road is Still Closed

By   /  06/08/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

We’ve heard that things have slowed down with the road works. Likely opening won’t be until late Friday arvo. We’ll keep you updated if we hear anything.

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Road is Due to Open by Late Today

By   /  06/08/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

The access road to Mt Mawson from National Park, the Dobson Highway (honestly, after 20 years I still can’t say that without smirking!), is due to open late this afternoon. This from our contacts in DIER: Work on the Dobson Highway is underway. Numerous trees are down across the road, these are being cleared and […]

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New Snow Fencing is Working a Treat!

By   /  04/08/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

cam image tuesday morning

STSA president Peter Davis, expressed how pleased he is that the new snow fencing is working as planned. “The efforts of the STSA volunteers over the past two summers are certainly paying dividends!”. Peter researched the ins and outs of snow fencing extensively while designing the project. His many hours spent interpreting exotic US road authority […]

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Sunday on Mawson

By   /  03/08/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Jacques kindly sent us a report from yesterday on Mt Mawson: “Headed up to the top of mt Mawson yesterday, snowed solidly all day. Was able to ski down the jeep track and onto the road almost 2/3rds of the way down to the visitor centre. Great experience and the most snow I’ve seen in […]

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Snow forecast right through to Thursday

By   /  03/08/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Snow cam image

The snow pack is building nicely at Mt Mawson. This mornings web cam shots are looking impressive. It’s so exciting to finally see some decent cover up there and to have the prospect of running the tows this coming weekend! Snow falls are forecast right through to Thursday as of this mornings Mt Field BOM […]

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No Go this Weekend

By   /  31/07/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

image of autonomous snow measuring device

Mt Mawson Ski Club (the on roster club this weekend) has advised that the tows won’t be running this weekend (1st Aug) due to insufficient cover. Mawson deployed their high tech autonomous biological snow measuring device to the mountain and Fluffy has confirmed that there’s not quite enough snow yet! With snow falling through today and over the […]

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Wild weather for this weekend

By   /  24/07/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  1 Comment

After a period of settled weather the forecast is for fresh snow this weekend, with blizzard conditions on Sunday. It will be spectacular up at Lake Dobson with fresh snow on all the trees, but with 90 km/hr winds forecast for Sunday it wont be at all pleasant in exposed areas up on the mountain. […]

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Close but….

By   /  10/07/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

image of close but no banana

No doubt you will have heard about the big cold outbreak approaching Australia at the moment. Unfortunately, it looks certain that the significant snowfall will be pushed north up to the Australian Alps, mostly missing Tasmania. Ah well, close but no banana…again! We just need one of these systems to be bang on Tas and […]

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Calling all budding videographers

By   /  07/07/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

logo for snow.tv

We’re launching Mt Mawson on Snow.tv Snow.tv is a Fairfax media initiative that is positioning itself to be “the youtube of snow” (their words). A worldwide roll out is taking place over the next few months we are told. ” (this is) a way of getting a bit of publicity for you on Australia’s biggest web […]

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Winter arrives right on cue

By   /  31/05/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Today was the official start of Winter, and Mt Mawson delivered! It was a spectacular cold day, with snow showers throughout the day. A light covering added to the drifts left from a couple of weeks ago – it all augurs well for the coming season. The temperature remained sub-zero all day, but this did […]

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