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Working Bee Notice

By   /  18/10/2014  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS, SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  2 Comments

Last Summer our STSA volunteers did a fantastic job building new snow fences to improve the retention of snow at the Mt Mawson ski field. It was the first big investment in this type of infrastructure for many years, and whilst we did not get a lot of snow in Winter 2014 there is no […]

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Helicopter rescue

By   /  03/08/2014  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  1 Comment

The Mount Mawson Ski Patrol and Oldina Ski Club volunteers were called to help at a medical emergency at Mt Field National Park today. A French tourist had collapsed in the snow while walking the snow gum track. He was brought into Oldina Ski Club to be warmed and the Mt Mawson Ski Patrol were […]

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Sunday is On!

By   /  02/08/2014  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Typical early season conditions greeted a good turn out of sliders today. Mawson tow will be running tomorrow!

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YES!

By   /  02/08/2014  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Yoo hoo! There’s 40+ cm of snow across the slopes up here. I just had a midnight run down the jeep trail… Lovely! The whole place is transformed! Peter and Karen have just been to the top of Mawson and skied down, they report that its pretty fresh and soft and hard work on crossies […]

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Decision to run – tonight

By   /  01/08/2014  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

A good start to the cover on Mt Mawson. We have club members travelling to the mountain this evening. They will walk up to the ski area and assess the possibility of running this weekend. Once we hear from them, we’ll publish their decision here on the web site. So stay tuned, it may be […]

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Are we on?

By   /  31/07/2014  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Looking good with fresh snowfall to 30 cm or so depth.

Good snowfall today, with more to fall to low elevations over the next 48 hours A decision on opening this weekend will be made tomorrow and will be posted here and on our facebook page.

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Active week ahead!

By   /  28/07/2014  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  2 Comments

The week ahead

Good news folks, there’s an active week of weather ahead with snow forecast through to the weekend. Keep an eye on the cam and snow report, maybe this time we’ll get enough cover for a ski?

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More fresh snow this week, but no banana!

By   /  18/07/2014  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

snowflake image

                    Oh our hopes were getting high… but no, there’s not quite enough snowfall to get the tows running this weekend. We are ever hopeful of course, well you just have to be in Tassie don’t you?   Hopefully this fall has set up a little base […]

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Snow Arrives

By   /  27/06/2014  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Mt Mawson has received its first winter snowfall, with 20 cm of fresh snow falling since Thursday. The new snow fences have worked well to ensure maximum capture of snow on the lower slopes of the Mawson run. We’ve seen a big increase in hits on this website and it’s clear that everyone is keen […]

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Autumn Colour Near Lake Fenton

By   /  29/05/2014  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS  /  No Comments

Deciduous Beech (Nothofagus gunnii), Australia’s only winter deciduous tree. Photos taken late May (18/05/2014) road side below Lake Fenton. Up top near Robert Tarn it was 90% gone (dropped all leaves) but lower down it still had good colour.  

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