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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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Seeing is Believing – New Cam is Online

By   /  18/08/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

image of many eyes

You may have noticed that we have a new Cam at the base of the Mawson run that now captures a broader view of the Mt Mawson vista. The wide-angle webcam (118 degrees field of view) encompasses the ski run and Mawson tow line, right across to the Mt Mawson peak and the Cornice area […]

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Stunning Opening to Ski Season 2015

By   /  10/08/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  3 Comments

It was a very successful opening weekend at Mt Mawson Ski Field, with still sunny conditions and plenty of fresh deep snow after the winter storms of the previous week. The Lake Dobson road was pretty challenging, with snow and ice meaning that the road was only open to 4WDs fitted with chains. Nonetheless a […]

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Hooray!

By   /  07/08/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

A convoy of Oldina members made it safely to the top of Mt Mawson this evening. Yes there’s heaps of snow up here! We’ll be hard at work in the morning digging out the tow and rope and getting things running. Parks intend to have the road opened to the public in the morning. Sounds […]

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Road Update

By   /  07/08/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

DIER reports that the road will likely to be open Saturday morning for general public access. Only cars with chains will be allowed up.  

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Wow!

By   /  07/08/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

This mornings cam shots at 9am and then 11am finally allows us to see some detail up the slope. And what detail there is! Comparing pics between Sunday afternoon (2nd Aug.) and Friday morning (7th Aug.) in the slideshow below, keep an eye on the features up slope also and watch them get swallowed in snow. [wppa […]

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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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