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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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Site Changes

By   /  18/05/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

earth

We’ve split off the snow forecast and wind map onto their own dedicated page, the new menu link is besides the “cams” link. This should assist loading times when you’re wanting to check the cams on your mobile devices. If you haven’t checked out the “earth wind map” yet, head over to the new “forecasts” […]

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May Play

By   /  15/05/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Yes it was a Friday, and its only mid-May – but the snow was awesome at Mt Mawson! A number of enthusiastic snowboarders and cross country skiers took advantage of the good snowfall over the past week to escape the city and carve some turns on the Mawson run. Its only pre-season, and there is not […]

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Call for Public Shelter and Interpretative Facility

By   /  19/03/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

The Mount Mawson Ski Field is situated in the Mount Field National Park, which is now part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA). The Government has called for comments on the management plan for the TWWHA, and the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association has provided a detailed submission. A copy of the submission can […]

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Rodway sparkles

By   /  21/02/2015  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

It was a magnificent day in the Tasmanian World Heritage Area at Mt Field National Park today – temperatures in the high 20s, clear blue sky, light winds and lots of people out enjoying the park (despite the pesky March flies). Our STSA volunteers worked on two separate projects in the sunshine – repainting the […]

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Snow Catchers

By   /  23/11/2014  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

A small but enthusiastic band of volunteers from the Ski Club of Tasmania and Oldina Ski Club turned out to help with snow fence improvement work at Mt Mawson Ski Field on the weekend. On Saturday morning the Davis family, Ambrose Canning and Michael Wadsley were greeted with strong winds and periodic rain showers, but […]

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